Sony Ericsson confirms no multitouch for X10 mini

by X10 on May 9, 2010

in Hands On, News, Problems, Video, X10 mini & X10 mini pro

X10 mini proSony Ericsson has confirmed that it has no intentions to implement multitouch gestures on either the X10 mini or X10 mini pro. This is despite the fact that the X10 mini may have the hardware capable of at least dualtouch gestures such as pinch-and-zoom.

Timo Maassmann from the SE Product Blog says that enabling multitouch on the X10 mini handsets would “destroy the simplicity” of using them. Instead, he extols the work that has been done on the UI to make one-handed operation as easy as possible. This includes the four corner shortcuts as well as zooming in and out of pictures using your thumb. Check out a video highlighting this after the break.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 waiting4x10onATT May 10, 2010 at 6:52 AM

one-hand zoom in and zoom out! thats cool! i’ll take that over apple’s multitouch.
actually i think that’s a lot better than pinch2zoom. Android should patent this.

2 Niels September 25, 2010 at 2:18 PM

I HATE THAT SE say’s that, just put multitouch in in it! the people want this to play games !!!!!!!

3 makmegs October 28, 2010 at 3:55 PM

@waiting4x10onATT Idiots like you need to read up. Apple DOES NOT OWN MULTITOUCH! That hardware was there way before apple put it on their phones. What apple patented was certain gestures using multitouch. Its practically impossible to patent the whole multitouch because the term is too broad and there are so many different ways to do it…

4 Tanmay Samel November 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM

hope to see multitouch functionality in android Xperia X10 Mini… it would be more better than it is now and we would we able to compare it to iphone

5 Arsenii December 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM

I need multitouch!!!

6 vednar February 16, 2011 at 12:22 PM

I love to play game on my X10 mini like pro evolution soccer 2011 and i need that multitouch………….I think a buy new mobile phone…….

7 vednar February 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Make Multitouch for people who want to install who doesnt they dont have……Please i need multitouch for playng games…….X10mini is Perfect But multitouch mising for this mobile…they not “destroy the simplicity” …….I think everyone who have this phone is need multitouch…..ask customer…

8 vednar February 18, 2011 at 12:29 PM

The four corner shortcuts its good for people who doesnt know for adw launcher………I using ADW launcher and its better than four corner…..

9 vednar February 18, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Girls dont need multitouch,but mens need so ………….We play games and grils dont they just chating…….Please read this and show us update for multitouch………Please

10 sidharth February 24, 2011 at 3:18 AM

hey without multitouch i cant play any games in the phone…..its like giving ps gaming console with out a controller……pls send updates for multitouch…..otherwise itll fed up every one who bought the phone for gaming

11 crazy April 22, 2011 at 4:42 AM

i think sony ericcson made xperia mini pro single touch because it is small and meant for single touch

12 dikfjdk June 2, 2011 at 11:06 PM

sony ericcson fucking sucks a dog’s cock pieces of shit born through their mother’s anuses

13 Annoyed owner of x10 mini June 12, 2011 at 4:09 PM

It sucks to be without multi touch. WTH do they mean by saying that “it would destroy the simplicity”? What about the games where you need to both run and jump? >_< I regret buying this phone NEVER BUY SONY ERICSSON PHONES THEY SUCK AND SE WON'T UPDATE THEM EVER!

14 daniek August 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM

yes is true i was a fan of SE i liked this phone still i had chance to make a choice betwen samsung galaxy s san francisco and se x10 mini on mi birthday i chosed se now i realized that i maked a big mistake they don’t think about the their old ones and don’t update them they are just making new ones to make more money you are bullfuckers i will never buy an se anymore this is how you lose costumers

15 Mario September 26, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Hey Se jerks I have a message for you:
I AM GONNA COME WITH MY DICK AND MY GUN AND BLOW YOUR HEADS UP!
How some ppl can be so stupid?You make the best phones for their prices….i liked the hardware of x10 mini pro and i decided to buy it(i was about galaxy 550 and x10 mini pro) but when i noticed you dick suckers dont upgrade ur x10 family i wass pissed off………………
IF U DONT GIVE US MULTITOUCH WE WILL KILL ‘YA….OK WE WONT BUT GIVE US SOME MULTITOUCH

16 dimos September 26, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Good eveneng.
i would like to ask why?Why you are empty-headed?Se xperia x10 mini(that i own 1) is very good….it have price of 150euros and its better than other smartphones in price of 200euros(europe)….nevermind its very good…..
But you can make it VERRY VERRY BETTER adding android froyo(2.2)[we dont ask much as gingerbread]so we can support flash player and multitouch..is this so difficult?
-NO
i can explain you whats difficult……SE DEVELOPERS CANT GET OVER THEIR EGOISM..THEY WANT US TO BUY THEIR NEW HIGH-PRICED PHONES…………..so that is and the advantage of their ‘great enemies'(samsung,lg and others)….if u cant do that you are idiots
AT VERRY LEAST ADD SOME MULTITOUCH…………. OR do what you ar best to………… JUST CONTINIUE TELLING US BULLSHITS…..
i wont ever again buy se its waste of time and money,my friends so,their friends so and thats how you lose your customers…..BIG IDIOTS

17 dimm November 8, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Destroy the simplicity?oh shame 2 u motherfuckerz i wanna play pro evolution and u talk about simplicity? I cant. Stand it Any m00re.tomorrow i will Destroy my x10 mni …WITH SIMPLICITY

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