Sony develops 3.5" five-finger multitouch display

Sony_multitouchBeing able to use two fingers to "pinch" and "spread" images and other content displayed on the iPhone and iPod touch‘s touchscreen is so this year.

That’s because as early as next year, Sony could begin equipping portable gadgets and mobile devices with new touch panels based on a 3.5-inch VGA display (16.7M colors) prototype it developed that not only recognizes stylus input, but up to five points of contact as well. Even though I can’t imagine when and why all five fingers would ever be used simultaneously on a display that fits into the palm of your hand, the possibilities are pretty exciting. I mean, I’m still amazed by kinetic scrolling and swiping!

[Press release (translated) via MY iTablet]
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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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