If you believe Andy Rubin, it is because he does not like two handed operations on a phone. Engadget was able to interview the Google exec and they had the following exchange- Engadget: "“You call this a superphone — 3.7-inch capacitive display, but no keyboard and no multitouch. Yet it has multitouch outside the US. Why not America?” Rubin: "“It’s not an America versus outside America kind of thing. It’s a decision that is a result of the OEM model. I personally don’t like two-handed operations… there is no conspiracy.” Would you believe that the only thing holding back the DROID from having multi-touch in the browser and in Google Maps is Mr. Rubins' hatred of two handed operations even though the rest of the world wants it? Or is it easier to believe that Apple asked Google not to use multi-touch as per a story that circulated last February? Despite that story, HTC managed to put pinch to zoom on some of its newer models. Besides, even if Rubin doesn't like two handed operations, multi-touch can be used with two fingers on one hand. Obviously there is more here than meets the eye and until we are given the real reason why multi-touch can't be enabled on U.S. models and is a feature of overseas units, strange stories and theories will continue to spread.