Next Nokia touch smartphone to come with capacitive touchscreen and multi-touch?

As you’ve probably heard, Nokia’s first full touchscreen phone – Nokia 5800 Xpress Music has been a huge success.

But there was one thing in 5800XM,  that the geek’o’sphere have been loudly complaining about. Resistive touchscreen used both in Nokia 5800 and in their second full touchscreen phone – Nokia N97.

The main reason Nokia reps have  been giving for this, was Nokia’s Asian market, where the stylus based character entry feature is considered a must. And capacitive touchscreen devices are not up to the task on this. Well, resistive touchsreens also appear to be cheaper, so that might have also  been a reason to have one on such a low priced device as 5800XM.

But Asian character entry and price issues apart, for now,  the capacitive touch technology makes for better and more responsive  full touchscreen devices.

Well, it looks like Nokia reached the same decision too and will soon launch full touchscreen devices with capacitive touch screens.  If this report is true.

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According to Digitimes, Nokia has decided to adopt Synaptics touchscreen IC solution for a high-end smartphone to be launched in Q3 and it does not rule out multi-touch functions.

And, since Synaptics doesn’t do resistive touch, focusing on development of capacitive sensing instead, it stands to reason that the new Nokia full touch smartphone will have capacitive toucscreen too.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • http://5530xpressmusic.com/ Nokia User

    Now that's cool.If Nokia has to compete with Apple, Multitouch is a must.Thats no all,Nokia need to make the interface more user friendly like iphone.S60v5 has lot of bugs at present and it is nowhere near iphone.
    But i trust Nokia.I know one day they will launch a Touchscreen which can beat iphone!

  • http://5530xpressmusic.com/ Nokia User

    Now that's cool.If Nokia has to compete with Apple, Multitouch is a must.Thats no all,Nokia need to make the interface more user friendly like iphone.S60v5 has lot of bugs at present and it is nowhere near iphone.
    But i trust Nokia.I know one day they will launch a Touchscreen which can beat iphone!