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Wacom Bamboo tablets get official: multitouch and pen input

Wacom Bamboo tablets get official: multitouch and pen input

Wacom have finally got around to officially announcing [pdf link] their Bamboo Touch multitouch tablet, a week after at least one person was able to pick one up from their local Best Buy.  The Wacom Bamboo Touch is one of the company's second generation of the Bamboo line, which also includes the Bamboo Pen & Touch, which responds both to a pen stylus (for accuracy) as well as fingers.  The tablet automatically switches between the two modes, depending on whether the user has touched the surface with their finger or if the stylus nib is near.

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Wacom Bamboo Touch multitouch tablet sold early, video reviewed

Wacom Bamboo Touch multitouch tablet sold early, video reviewed

Wacom's upcoming Bamboo Touch multitouch tablet has not only been spotted in the wild, but prematurely bought, unboxed and reviewed, all with no official word from Wacom themselves.  Meanwhile, Wacom's corporate site has confirmed that [pdf link] they've begun mass production of a Windows 7 compatible multitouch panels for notebooks, which can be combined with the company's pen sensor.

Video unboxing and review after the cut

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Green-House Japan LCD graphics tablet takes on Wacom Cintiq

Green-House Japan LCD graphics tablet takes on Wacom Cintiq

Green-House Japan have announced their new graphics-tablet-cum-LCD-display, and unfortunately the one thing we really want to know about the 17-inch device - how it compares, price-wise, to Wacom's Cintiq 12WX or PL-900, both exceedingly expensive - is left unsaid.  What we do know about the GH-PTB17-E is that it has a 1,280 x 1,024 LCD paired with a wireless pen capable of 512 levels of pressure resolution.

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Wacom Intuos4 tablets launch: Video Unboxing & Demo

Wacom Intuos4 tablets launch: Video Unboxing & Demo

Wacom's new Intuos4 graphics tablet range has launched on the company's European website, offering a range of four sizes each with 5,080 lpi resolution and 2,048 pressure levels.  As well as pen-input, the new tablets have eight customizable ExpressKeys with OLED displays (six, with no OLED, on the smallest model) to show their current assignment.

Video unboxing and demonstrations after the cut

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Wacom CapPLUS capacitive touchscreens up to 46-inches in 2009

Wacom CapPLUS capacitive touchscreens up to 46-inches in 2009

Wacom are planning to deliver capacitive touch panels, similar to that used in the iPhone and iPod touch, in 2009 under the name CapPLUS.  Going by the press release, the company is initially planning larger-scale panels than used in the Apple devices, intended for desktop monitors and vertical market equipment such as medical and entertainment.  However the CapPLUS specifications confirm that panels from 3-inches to 46-inches will be available.

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Wacom Cintiq 12WX reviewed: impressive but contentious?

Wacom Cintiq 12WX reviewed: impressive but contentious?

Wacom are known for their huge Cintiq LCD displays with pen-input, but the company also makes a smaller, 12.1-inch model intended to be used in your lap.  At $1405 it could hardly be called entry-level, but it has the same 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity, 5080dpi resolution and pen-tilt awareness as its bigger siblings.  PC Authority have been trying out the 16:10-aspect 1280 x 800 monitor, and judging by their 5/6 rating they seem impressed.

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Wacom & E Ink develop pen-input ePaper displays

Wacom & E Ink develop pen-input ePaper displays

Digitizer specialists Wacom and e-paper manufacturers E Ink have announced a deal that will see the former's digital ink technology incorporated into the latter's low-power, paper-like electronic displays.  It will open up the market for eBooks and newspapers that can be annotated and those notes stored and exchanged.  The pair are describing the development as "the ultimate vision of an interactive piece of paper."

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