On again, off again multitouch is off again for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

On again, off again multitouch is off again for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Will it or won't it? One second we hear that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will not have multitouch, and the next second we are showing you a video that apparently depicts pinch-to-zoom on the handset. Now, according to Sony Ericsson, a combination of hardware and software configurations found in the phone prevent the Xperia X10 from getting the multitouch capabilities in the core platform even with a software upgrade to Android 2.1. This has to be a blow to those who had the will power to pass on the Motorola DROID, the Nexus One and the upcoming HTC Droid Incredible. This trio of devices has Android 2.1 on board and supports pinch-to-zoom. While the joint venture admits it is unusual for them to address speculation, they felt it necessary to set the record straight. Sony Ericsson says it has never claimed that multitouch would be supported on the X10 as a core feature and did not want potential Xperia X10 buyers feeling that they were being misled. The company did say that they have received positive consumer feedback to the early units of the X10 sent overseas and the company believes that the Xperia X10 will "delight consumers" around the world-even without multitouch as a core feature. Those of you who have been waiting to buy the handset, do you continue to wait for a U.S. launch or do you give in and pick up the DROID, the Nexus One or the Droid Incredible? As we reported, a launch this Summer of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 could take place at AT&T.

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source: TFTS


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