Google's Hype Generator, The Nexus One, Does Not Have Multitouch

Another personal encounter with the Nexus One is recorded in history forever, and while Tnkgrl wasn't allowed to exercise her camera finger, she's written on her blog that it's "extremely thin", but more importantly, there's a severe lack of multitouch...

While she concedes that it's "much nicer looking in person", the lack of multitouch is a bummer. Here's what she noticed when having a fondle with the Nexus One:

- It's much nicer looking in person than in pictures - There's a 4 GB micro-SD card installed - The battery capacity is 1400 mAh - The screen appears to be OLED (same size/resolution as the Motorola Droid) - 3G works on T-Mobile USA :) - I can confirm that there's no 3G on AT&T (EGDE only) - It's definitely unlocked - It's super snappy! Faster than the Droid… - There's no multitouch support in the browser or in Google Maps - There's no dedicated camera key, but it's the same camera interface as the Droid - The trackball can be used to focus (like on other HTC devices) - Low-light performance is decent, but the flash is weak - Calls are routed the normal way, not using data (VoIP), and sound fine - The home screen is divided into 5 panes (like the Sense interface on the HTC Hero) - It's using a micro-USB connector for data/power - There are some gold contacts at the bottom edge, for a dock perhaps? - Did I mention it's fast?

The lack of a camera button disturbs me, but other than that, it sounds like a fairly ho-hum Android phone. [Tnkgrl via Engadget]


Comments

    Another attempt to dethrone iPhone fails...and I don't even like Apple.

    Multitouch is overrated. Never missed it, never needed it. With a properly designed interface it makes no difference.

    Nobody cares - multi-touch is an unnecessary gimmick and will only be missed by ex-iPhone users. There are plenty of other ways to achieve the same effect.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now