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Nokia Touchscreen Gesture Handset Imminent?

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Nokia Touchscreen Gesture Handset Imminent?

Dream or reality?

A mere 23 months after Apple first announced the iPhone we may finally have what the industry has long needed: its biggest player to come up with a viable alternative.

Flashing this ad at a Capital Markets Day presentation in Brooklyn last week the Finnish mega-corporate said did nothing to elaborate on the tantalising shot - even not going to far as to distinguish fact from vapour.

Naturally then I tend to treat such viral marketing with a certain amount of healthy contempt but it is worth noting that Nokia is one of the few companies out there which does have its own patent for gesture based technology - so this may not be as far-fetched as it seems. Indeed if I had to make a call I'd suggest it is the rather generic hardware which is the more likely mock-up with the software probably authentic. After all if the N97 taught us anything it is that the S60 platform needs radical optimisation for touchscreen technology.

Here's to keeping hope alive, people....

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via Journaldugeek (Google Translated)

ThaDon

December 8, 2008, 9:26 pm

Looking tasty - now for the price and hopefully confirmation that they've married a touch interface to my favourite mobile phone platform, the ever-blazing S40!

Greg17b

December 9, 2008, 1:21 pm

Shiney!





Please Nokia, get this out in time for my contract ending in March. I hope they don't put too much emphasis on trying to be a digital camera, but instead get good mp3 playback, an excellent UI, and of course, native Divx support.

dave

December 9, 2008, 5:35 pm

It's the pricetag that worries me the most!


&#163450 for a sim free n96, if this actually worked as well as that damn iphone then they'd want a fortune for it!

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