Dell Latitude XT to get multi-touch support

Posted on Thursday, Dec 13 2007 @ 00:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The current Dell Latitude XT tablet PCs don't have multi-touch support yet but according to Engadget the hardware is definitely capable of it - the only problem is that the software support hasn't been finalised yet.
If you're at all like us, you spent a little time scratching your head after the Latitude XT's launch wondering just what Michael Dell really meant when he mentioned the convertible having multi-touch. Sure, he talked up the laptop's myriad capabilities when he showed the XT at OpenWorld, but multi-touch was suspiciously absent from the official launch details, so we gave Dell a buzz and got this juicy tidbit: yes, XT buyers now (and in the future) will all have laptops capable of multi-touch input, thanks to that capacitive touchscreen, but the software and/or drivers needed to enable it won't be released "until a later date."

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