Today exiting things happened at the Maemo Summit in Amsterdam, Nokia announced the official Qt port for Maemo 5 and the upcoming Maemo 6 platform. Although this doesn’t say a lot for those who don’t know much about Maemo, they are great news!
Since Nokia released its first touchscreen phone, people have been complaining about the unresponsive touchscreen on all of Nokia’s handsets: and its because Nokia has been using resistive technology instead of capacitive technology like lets say, Apple does on its iPhone. Resistive touchscreen feel the pressure rather than electricity, so the resistive touchscreen that Nokia uses are less accurate and responsive that capacitive screens on phones like the iPhone and all Android devices.
The good news are that the new Maemo 6 platform will support capacitive screens, and multitouch too! Two technologies that Nokia really needed on his devices to stay up to date. And that combined with the really sleek and innovative Maemo interface, will be a complete hit.
Will the still unknown Nokia N920 have a capacitive touchscreen? Seems that Nokia will get exciting again after now a long time of seeing cooler phones from the competition!