Nokia is preparing mobile phones with 3D multitouch user interfaces, a US patent filing suggests.
According to Pocket Lint, the Finnish mobile phone giant has applied for a patent for a system that detects finger movements, as well as the pressure with which icons on the display are depressed.
The interface will also be able to tell which direction users’ fingers are pointing, the site claims.
As yet, there is no clear indication when or if Nokia intends to bring the innovations to market.
News of developments comes as Nokia recently filed a lawsuit against Apple over its failure to agree a licensing deal that would allow the Cupertino-based firm to use Nokia technology in its handsets.
Nokia’s case hinges on ten patents which cover wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption – all of which have been key features of iPhones since the appearance of the first edition in November 2007.
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