far it was just rumored but it looks like the upcoming HTC Leo will be indeed
the first Windows Mobile smartphone which supports a capacitive touchscreen
technology and multi touch capabilities as initially released by Apple with the
A recently published video at YouTube seems to prove at least both. So far
Windows Mobile only supported resistive screens which have the benefit that
these screen also works with styli and even with gloves. On the other hand,
capacitive screens allows multi touch but are less accurate which means
capacitive displays requires a different user interface.
While nothing is proved of confirmed yet, it might be another indication that
Microsoft will indeed release - what I called -
Windows Mobile 6.5 "Second
Edition" after the
launch of Windows Mobile 6.5
next month to roll-out capacitive displays before the expected launch and
support with Windows Mobile 7 next year.
Cheers ~ Arne