Video: Nokia N8 Multitouch pinch to zoom photo browser

| June 3, 2010 | Reply

I’ve posted a couple of videos before with N95 multitouch, via bluetooth keyboard and N900 multitouch via green screen.

No need for this with the Nokia N8 as it’s the first Nokia to have real multitouch.

This can be observed both at web browser and photo browser.

The video in the previous photo browser post has been removed. If you missed that, here’s another photo browser demo.

NOTE: This has proto firmware, but nonetheless:

  • slight delay when opening up photo (relative to instant – then again this is a 12mp photo, not your 3mp from 2006 which was new for certain phones last year)
  • rotating load icon whilst zooming (although it zooms in fine with no delay)
  • panning photo should have kinetic scrolling – but that’s just me
  • zooming out seems pretty fast
  • second attempt seems to miss, but I’m hoping that’s more due to screen mispress that lag.
  • You’ll notice the use of xenon flash in one of the pics – it seems to have intelligent close up flash (instead of washing out with xenon for being too close)
  • Positive: Hurray for the death of the stupid zoom bar (that never worked properly). Zoom bars should not exist on modern touch screens. Hope Ovi Maps gets Multitouch too.

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