Nokia has filed a patent to produce a new generation multi-touch interface for its future mobile phone releases that examines the 3D principle of control.
Every major manufacturer of mobile technology is exploring the multi-touch interface, ever since Apple set the cat amongst the pigeons with its ground-breaking interface first seen on the iPhone handset. Now, new and advanced systems are under investigation. It took a while to get going but Nokia is well on the way to producing an intriguing interface variation that will advance on the Maemo 5 system seen on the N900 device and the upcoming Maemo 6 which is in development. This new system, according to the Mobile Top Soft website, is based upon a 3D principle so that it not only reacts to your finger movements but also the strength with which your finger is pressed onto the screen and the direction of the pressure. Hence, the technology combines capacitive technology with force sensors.
We'll be sure to keep you informed of Nokia's progress.
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