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June 12, 2008

Touchscreen will be for everyone

ESPOO, Finland – It’s no secret that Nokia’s working on touchscreen devices. Having done the N800 and N810, there are more in the works. Now, as much as we’d like to tell you when new models will be making an appearance, we genuinely don’t know – so can’t say. That said, we’ve been given a bit of a clearer picture of what might happen thanks to Anssi Vanjoki, VP of Nokia Markets.

Touchscreens won’t just be for high end devices, according to Anssi, but for everyone.

“We will introduce products from the very low segment to the highest one featuring this type of functionality.”

Talking about the current market (and no doubt making an indirect reference to a particularly well known device) Anssi said

“Currently, the market for touchscreen products is a niche market. We always aim for a situation where we can cover all the segments with all the options”

This sounds like good news for everyone. We’ve seen plenty of examples with Nokia products where high-end tech filters down to low and mid range models and it appears the next generation of touchscreen devices won’t be an exception. We can’t wait to get our mitts on one, but like you, we’ll have to just wait and see when that’s likely to happen.


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