Nokia has, at least, confirmed that they will be releasing a touch screen phone, although in all honesty that’s not exactly a surprise is it? They’ve also failed miserably to let anybody in on the finer details of said release, instead choosing to keep us in the dark until the last possible minute, the gadget release way it would seem. It’s time like these when we rely on rumour and conjecture to get us giddy and excited (or not) about a new product.
The Nokia Tube, which is the phone’s codename, is believed to be a 3.2” touch screen that buzzes when you press the “buttons” on the interface. Officially, that’s called haptic feedback and is meant to inform you that you have indeed pressed the faux button.
Allegedly, it will include a 3.2mp Carl Zeiss camera with dual flash, and the XpressMusic model is believed to include GPS, an audio jack, and even TV-Out.
Nokia has repeatedly declined to confirm or deny any of the rumours stating simply that their “first touch device will be aimed solidly at the ‘mid-range’ or ‘volume’ part of the market. This device will be competitively spec-ed – especially considering the price point and will be announced in a few months.”