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UNVEILED: Video proves HTC Leo's Capacitive and Multitouch capabilities
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 16.09.09 - 20:10:19 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 9012x
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So 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 first iPhone.
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


 

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Posted by l3v5y on 16.09.09 - 20:20:54

Multitouch and capacitive are completely separate technologies, and there's nothing to say that this isn't just interpolated multitouch.

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