HTC preps a Windows Mobile 'iPhone'

While there's nothing particularly unique about most of the Apple iPhone’s (pictured) features (email, media player, web browser etc) its one tr

While there's nothing particularly unique about most of the Apple iPhone’s (pictured) features (email, media player, web browser etc) its one true unique selling point is its awesome multi-touch interface.To recap: it allows new ways of touchscreen navigation, such as zooming in and out simply by pinching your fingers closer together or moving them apart.Unfortunately for Apple, it might not be unique for much longer. A 'big' announcement is due next week from Xda, SPV and MDA makers HTC at which it is widely expected that its new Elf smartphone will be unveiled – complete with multi touch.Just how it'll manage it on a Windows Mobile device we're not entirely sure but we'd be pretty surprised if it ends up as intuitively integrated as Apple's version. Still, with Jobs and Co dithering on the iPhone's European release, HTC could yet steal some ground.

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