Symbian S60 gets touch-screen support
Existing S60 3rd Edition applications will run on touch enabled devices unmodified but in addition tools for further optimization of the touch experience will be available to the developers.
The new S60 interface is also advertised for its sensor integration which would allow for various sensors to be supported by the phones, including ones for light, proximity, orientation etc.
Realizing the importance of the internet browser nowadays, Nokia will update the one it uses in current S60 phones (which is one of the best on the market at the moment) to be capable of displaying Flash Video integrated (embedded) in the page. This would allow for browsing pages likes YouTube for example just as on a computer.
Currently Nokia hasn’t announced any device that will use the new S60 interface but surely some will come in the future. These technologies will be available for all S60 device manufacturers during 2008.
Nokia S60 Touch Interface DEMO:
source: Nokia; image and video courtesy of AllAboutSymbian