All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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S60 Touch Interface Launched

Today at the Symbian Smartphone Show Nokia showed S60 running with a touch interface. The touch interface will support both finger and stylus input, has full multi lingual support, has support for tactile feedback (haptics) and is backwardly compatible with the existing S60 platform. Read the full story for and to view the video showing S60 Touch running on some concept devices.

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Old 16-10-2007, 11:56 AM
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Finally!

I hope they are smart enough to allow (at least in a near future) Flash UI and total customizatin of it, beeing one step ahead of other TS UI's.

I like TS and today is a good day!

Please 2008, come fast.
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What exactly is tactile feedback?

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Old 16-10-2007, 12:17 PM
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Interesting! Big day for S60 and Nokia. What I was surprised with was how traditional it looks in the demo in terms of using so much stylus input. Hope they will always provide a finger based option as well for all applications. Having to fiddle with a stylus is so... hmm.. SE?

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Hehe, Samsung, HTC, and hordes of nameless Chinese manufacturers to follow...

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Great

I waited to see if Steve Jobs was going to come out. Only 9 months to pull this together since the iphone's launch. Well done. Pity Nokia couldn't have thought of this themselves. This looks simply like spoiler tactics. I hope not as I prefer touchscreen.

Extra brownie points to whoever though of the flip-to-silence.

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Old 16-10-2007, 12:30 PM
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S60 Ui

That S60 touch UI looks great, lets hope its not too long before it comes to market. I wonder how it will compare to Apple's touch UI. By the way, the video of the new UI was shot in Porvoo, Finland about 50 kms from Helsinki. I know that because I live there.

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Unregistered, LOL, you seriously think they have been working on this for only 9 months?

It's obviously/of course/as has been well known in the road map for at least a couple of years now. Sure, they have accelerated efforts and fine tuned the pitch after iPhone was announced, but iPhone was not the first touch screen device out there.. even Nokia had a few devices with TS before the iPhone.

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TS UI - I always liked the S90 7710. Looking forward to the TS Communicator

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So what does this mean for UIQ? How different is this as an experience as compared to UIQ on Symbian? Can we assume that Nokia is out to give good competition to UIQ owners (read Sony and Motorola)?

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I suspect UIQ4 will have more iPhone type ergonomics and this is why Moto are interested. Relatively quick way to acquire an advanced TS UI phone range.

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Can we assume that Nokia is out to give good competition to UIQ owners (read Sony and Motorola)?
What competition? Do you see UIQ selling anywhere as many phones as S60?
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Langdona it's called haptic feedback. The device shakes a litle when something is pressed.

Does anyone have a link to a video where the S60 touch is demoed please?
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So, the last smartphone platform - the one I was sticking with so that I didn't have a dirty screen or random buttons pressed during the call - goes touch screen. Well, I guess no more smartphones for me!
 

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