Motorola to put multi-touch in all future handsets?

Motorola to put multi-touch in all future handsets?
Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha was recently interviewed by Laptop magazine. Jha deflects the first question when asked if the Nexus-One had overshadowed the DROID. The response by the Motorola exec simply talked about how the Time Magazine Gadget of the Year has scored high popularity numbers with very low returns and how incredible the turn by turn navigation is on the flagship Verizon device. Jha does say that he doesn't believe that the U.S. is ready for unsubsidized phones yet and he believes most N-One's will be sold subsidized with a plan.

As far as multi-touch is concerned, Jha says, "I think you will see us delivermultitouch in the majority of our devices going forward. There’s acomplex set of factors, not all of them technical. But I think you’llsee us being proactive on multitouch because the user feedback onmultitouch is very good." The Motorola DROID does have multi-touch support, but not in the browser. On the other hand, the European version of the phone, the Motorola Milestone, does offer pinch-to-zoom in the browser. As we recently reported , Google's Andy Rubin said that the reason for the lack of multi-touch support for the DROID's browser is because he does not like two handed operations. As for the question of whether or not there will be a Motorola tablet, Jha said to expect some "innovation from us in this space."

source: LAPTOP

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4 Comments

1. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

What I really love about this article, is the fact that the heading states: "Motorola to put multi-touch in all future handsets?". Then in the actual quote from Moto's co-CEO, he states: "I think you will see us deliver multitouch in the majority of our devices going forward..." Ha! so how does that equate the title of the article, PhoneArena?

2. omac

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

a perfect example about how things get screwed and misleading 2 the publib frm terrible articles lik this.

3. big_red_loyal

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

Let's see. The headline reads, "Motorola to put multi-touch in all future handsets?". Sometimes, people forget what various punctuation means. "Motorola to put multi-touch in all future handsets?" is a QUESTION (notice the QUESTION MARK). I truly don't intend to insult anyone, if I have I apoligize. However, it seems to me the author of this article is trying to grab the reader's attention by using a question to bring interest. In no way is the author being misleading. Perhaps, if this blog was in complete video format, there wouldn't be this type of misguided response. "Motorola to bring multitouch to most of it's future handsets????????? This, and other stories on eye-witness news"

4. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I'm pretty sure I read a few blogs which all stated that Andy Rubin was asked why the Nexus One didn't have multi-touch and Dr. Sanjay Jha was asked why the Droid didn't. Checkout this link: http://www.t3.com/news/google-nexus-ones-missing-multi-touch-explained?=43103

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