The multi-touch issue surrounding the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has been one of the key talking points since launch. Sony Ericsson continues to confirm that the handset does not support multi-touch in hardware or software, whilst there are a number of others who refuse to believe them.
A number of videos have appeared over the last 24 hours that certainly give credence that at least dual-touch may exist in some form or the other. The first video below, originating from China, seems to show two touches registering simultaneously, which if not real is an elaborate fake. All of the videos are apparently on an Android 2.1 equipped Xperia X10 so it’s difficult to know whether this is something to do with the new OS or some kind of custom ROM.
The guy who uploaded the last video below (Youtube member aznelite89), says that multitouch is working and is based on the firmware update. It says he is using an unofficial ROM and is testing it to make sure it is stable before releasing it. He goes on to say that that the Xperia X10 is running firmware version 188.8.131.5239. Remember, we yesterday saw version 2.0.A.0.453 certified by the PTCRB. Anyway, we’ll keep an open mind until we get a chance out the Éclair update for ourselves. Until then check out some video evidence below.