Nokia sure isn’t sitting still with all of the iPhone hype going on these past few months. The largest handset manufacturer continues to make a strong push for feature parity and today shows the latest effort: the S60 touch interface. All About Symbian breaks the news and shares a YouTube video demonstrating the touch capabilities to be offered. Features include support for both finger and stylus input, haptics (tactile feedback that the iPhone doesn’t currently offer) and backwards compatibility.
We’ve long been advocates of touch input; heck, we’ve been using touch-capable devices daily for several years. The key to success with touch is all in the interface. While touchscreens have been around for years, this is the first year that we have UIs that take full advantage of them in my opinion. From what I saw of the concepts in the video, Nokia is fully cognizant of the need for a good UI. The company will make the technology available for