Pinch-to-zoom coming soon to the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

17 November, 2010

Sony Ericsson once said multi-touch isn't ever coming to the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 smartphone but now, under the users and developers community pressure, the company engineers finally found a way to enable pinch zooming on the X10.

Sony Ericsson first said that there were some hardware limitations stopping its team from enabling the multi-touch support on the XPERIA X10 but as it turned out a couple of weeks back, the company didn't give its device the multi-touch blessing just because Sony Ericsson didn't want to.

But now, thanks to the numerous unhappy customers, the company finally decided to start working on enabling the pinch-to-zoom on its Eclair-serving toy. The multi-touch input method will be enabled in the web browser and the Google maps app (hopefully later elsewhere as well) and is coming some time in Q1 2011 via an Over-the-Air software update.

Here is how pinch zooming works on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 at the moment:

We published our XPERIA X10 Eclair review this week and the lack of multi-touch was among the main gripes we have with the updated smartphone.

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