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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will never get multitouch, hardware not capable

We're all familiar with the saga of the Xperia X10, how we were once so very excited for the phone to release and to, well, have it never release and have it just disappoint us at every corner instead. So it comes to no surprise that the Xperia X10 is disappointing us once again. (Put it this way: We've got it in hand, and we're trying to figure out what to do with it.) Though laggy software reportedly will be improved via update, it looks like the Xperia X10 will never have multitouch because the hardware is simply not capable of it. According to Sony Ericsson product manager Rikard Skogberg:

"There’s no multitouch in X10 – and I also can confirm that it’s not only related to [software] but also to [hardware]."

In a vacuum, not having multitouch is a downer but not a definite dealbreaker--but considering how reliably unreliable the Xperia X10 has been, those still looking at the X10 as their next Android device should probably look elsewhere. Wait, was there even anyone who still wanted the Xperia X10? [via slashgear]

  • I think that ship has sailed. The delays and now missing functionality have turned my interests to phones like the EVO 4G, Supersonic or Incredible.
  • I had high hopes for this phone. And I still think it's got a killer UI. But using past experience to predict future performance, I gotta say, even if they did work out all the details support would probably be spotty at best. I'm looking for a Samsung Galaxy S release date.
  • FAiL
  • No multi touch is the deal breaker for me. I have a Droid now and I'll soon be switching from verizon and I was thinking about getting the Xperia or getting the Nexus One and now the decision is clear. I'm not settling for looks over functionality. The Nexus One does everything that I want it to do (including multi touch), but isn't as sexy. I was going to settle with 1.6 but now that I don't get multi touch either. I'm no going for it. Nexus One here I come.
  • this phone was the coolest phone for about a day
  • >Wait, was there even anyone who still wanted the Xperia X10? Yes, I want it.. for free why not? hahaha