Nokia’s Maemo 6 to support capacitive displays, multi-touch

The Maemo 5-based Nokia N900 is a really nice piece of technology, but some may argue that the lack of multi-touch and the presence of a resistive touchscreen are not that cool.

Well, the next generation Maemo devices won’t have these problems.

According to UMPC portal, Nokia announced that Maemo 6 will support capacitive displays, as well as multi-touch. Moreover, Maemo 6-based handsets will support both landscape and portrait mode (the N900 works only in landscape mode).

Maemo 6 multitouch

Unfortunately, at the moment there’s no word on when Maemo 6 devices will be ready to hit the market. But let’s hope it will happen next year.

Via IntoMobile

Author: Ilinca Nita

Share This Post On
  • branon

    But is the resistive screen really a problem on the n900? You mentioned that browsing was excellent.

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    No, it's not a problem at all for me, and, in some cases it's even preferable over capacitive. .

    But this post wasn't written by me, and that “some may argue…”part is really true. Just look at Engadget and their attitude towards this,

  • http://forums.tachoz.net/ Abhinav Goel

    can maemo 5 in N900 be updated to maemo 6 whenever it is out next year!!?

  • http://forums.tachoz.net/ Abhinav Goel

    can maemo 5 in N900 be updated to maemo 6 whenever it is out next year!!?