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6 responses to “Editorial: Everyone has The Multi-Touch Story Wrong. Everyone.”

  1. Surur

    You have a conspiracy theory, but you are pretty arrogant about dismissing the arguments of others. You have not explained how RIM (who’s capacitive screen can also do multi-touch) fits into your little picture, and ignore that the multi-ouch on the HTC Touch Pro is not on the screen, which is resistive, but actually on the d-pad.

    A much simpler explanation is that Android is immature and was not designed for multi-touch, on which Apple holds a patent, and that the same applies to Windows Mobile.

    Palm on the other hand has nothing to lose and everything to gain from taking on Apple, with the Pre being their Hail Mary shot. They are simply going out fighting.

  2. wow

    Surur – this was a great review of how Apple has always been…

    Also the screen on the storm is a dumb screen it will NEVER have multi – touch ever …

  3. Surur

    Actually the Storm already uses multi-touch to select text (to cut and paste with), but does not use it for anything else.

  4. SaltyDawg

    Engadget had a great article on this a week or so ago. They actually hired a patent attorney and had him research the patents and give his legal opinion on it. Read it here:

    The conclusion was that Palm actually holds several relevant patents of their own that predate Apple’s, and Apple’s multitouch patent could be deemed invalid if it ever goes to court.

  5. rd

    Apple does not have any patents on displays. Just on implementation of multi-touch via work done by and Wayne Westerman who now
    works at Apple. Capacitive display work was done by Bell Labs long ago. some of Palm’s patent could be generic or even expired. Apple has better chance of making the pre very expensive buy controlling the supply of key components and chips at the same time pursuing the patent infringement.