I remember a time when touch screen computing was a quizzical, mythical concept so far away, we'd have robot cleaners and housemaids in our houses long before touch would take off. Now with the demonstration of the upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5 device at Mix 2009 yesterday, the next generation of touch device from Microsoft, my worries have escalated beyond anything I've felt before.
I spoke to my best friend and iGeneration semi-regular, the quintessentially British, Elliot Harrison, about touch, Windows Mobile 6.5, the iPhone, Surface 2.0 and the future of touch-screen technology. In an interesting take, he's well up for the release of the mobile operating system, whereas I'm entirely apathetic and taking a back seat on this and criticising where and when necessary... which is most of the time.
- Elliot can be found here, here and here.
- My previous post on touch being the most evil technology in the world is here.
- My post covering the Nokia 5800, the iPhone killer, can be found here.