Nokia is exploring 3D multi-touch interface

By now, almost everyone has figured what a good touch interface on a mobile device should look like. Also, almost everyone is dabbling with at least some sort of multi-touch features on mobile devices.

Nokia is no exception here.

While Symbian based Nokia touch handsets might still be lagging behind the competition, their Maemo 5 based  N900 shows, that Nokia has finally learned how to make a really good touch based mobile device. The next version, due sometime next year promises to be even better.

Meanwhile, Nokia R&D labs are already looking beyond multi-touch.

In this patent application, Nokia is exploring  a 3D multi-touch interface for the mobile devices, that reacts not only to your finger movements, but also to the strength with which your finger is pressing the screen.

Nokia 3D multi-touch

The 3D multi-touch interface is enabled via a combination of capacitive touch screen and a number of force sensors, that are able to measure the force you press the screen with, and also the direction of that force as you move a finger on a touchscreen display.

The actual implementation of this technology might be pretty far off, but a device with a well implemented 3D multi-touch interface,  coupled with the Nokia haptikos tactile touchscreen, we’ve seen cooking in their R&D labs, might be really something.

When it comes out eventually.

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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  • frogpad

    I am including the video of the one handed SoftFrog on tablets and iPhone for you to review. These are both in Alpha stage, yet are working very well. Because the FrogPad IP is multi touch, we are using both multi touch and single touch technologies on our SoftFrog. FrogPad is now a proven User Interface.

    I suggest that it can be an alternative/additional user interface for all Multi Touch applications.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te9O8HavQpQ

    http://www.frogpad.com/New_SoftFrog_Without_IP.mp4

    Would you be so kind as to forward this information to those who may consider discussing in depth writing about SoftFrog as an alternative user interface for all of Multi Touch technologies?

  • nokfarang001

    Nokia is exploring a 3D multi-touch interface is new generation.

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  • ceptelefonlari

    really impressive

  • ceptelefonlari

    really impressive
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  • ceptelefonlari

    really impressive

  • ceptelefonlari

    really impressive
    http://www.mobilhat.com