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Sony Ericsson says the X10′s not getting multitouch…for reals

April 20, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Sony Ericsson says the X10′s not getting multitouch…for reals

The Sony Ericsson X10 will not get multitouch. I’m sure you’ve already read that the X10 wouldn’t get multitouch (actually, it’s more accurate to say that it won’t get pinch zoom), and then read seemingly-contradicting suggestions that Sony would offer it when the X10 is upgraded to Android 2.1 in September. However, SE Communication Manager Harold de Kort has reiterated the company line that the X10 will most definitely not receive any update to include pinch zoom because of hardware limitations.

“Multi-touch will not be a feature in future updates for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 because the device does not support multi-touch due to her software and hardware configuration. The operation and user experience of the phone will be further improved and Sony Ericsson will come with her own intuitive way of, for example, zooming in and out.”

- Harold de Kort

It can’t get any clearer than that, people. I honestly don’t see what fascination people have with pinch-zoom. It’s a nice feature to have, but definitely not something that will affect whether or not I buy a phone. We’ve already covered the more legit concerns people should have with the X10, and pinch zoom was an afterthought.

I’m more concerned that when the XPERIA X10 comes to the U.S., supposedly with an AT&T logo on top of it, will it be too late because people already have a newer version of Android? (my money says yes).

[Mobile Phone Help Desk]