Nokia, please, why do you keep doing this?
It's been 18 months since the iPhone tore through the world of mobiles and cut into the top-end device sales of every major manufacturer.
Now, whilst the G1 and the Blackberry storm have many problems, both the manufacturers (HTC & RIM), have at least realised that a Capacitive touch screen (a screen requiring no downwards force for interaction) is an essential to compete. - yes, I know that the storm has a rather different take on this concept.
It's sad that the new Nokia N97, Nokia's long-awaited high-end phone running the touch screen enabled version of Series 60 appears to have a resistive touch screen; I'm not keen on the resistive touch screen in my remote control, let alone on a new smart phone.
Time will tell, Nokia haven't confirmed what type of screen it is (nor mentioned a stylus), so maybe early indications are wrong. I hope so, because the form factor, along with the high res screen and decent camera, would be a welcome addition to the market.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
at 10:54 am