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RUMOR: HTC to announce a Multitouch iPhone-like Display next week
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 30.05.07 - 17:39:20 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 11951x
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Smartphone Thoughts has received some further information, what HTC is expected to announce next week during its press event. According to the anonymously received information, HTC is expected to announce a new Windows Mobile device based on the Elf platform. However, this Elf will have a very special feature - it's expected to have a multitouch display like the Apple iPhone which will allow to slide the finger across the screen to run commands and interact with the device (similar to the Apple iPhone). According to further information we have received anonymously as well, the new multitouch display is even able to provide a tactile feedback when dialing!

Okay, all the information above are pure speculation and based on anonymous information but it definitely makes sense if you see the picture (above), HTC sent out with the invitation.
In any case, if the features above becomes true, I wonder how it will incorporate with Windows Mobile since (AFAIK) Windows Mobile 6 isn't designed for multitouch today.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by Kevin D on 05.06.07 - 04:15:50

People are confused by the hype.

You don't need multi-touch to slide your finger across a touchscreen. You can do 99.9% of what the iPhone's UI does, with just the same touchscreen you have now.

Even the iPhone only uses multi-touch as an alternative way of zooming a photo or webpage... and their new ads show just simple tapping on the webpage, since that's easier than doing a pinch... and would you don't need two hands to do it.

If multi-touch adds a lot of cost, it's definitely not worth it for the minor feature it allows in a small handheld device.  Save it for where it makes sense, like in Surface.

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