HTC Diamond's Hidden Multitouch Revealed

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If you're reading the back of the HTC Diamond's box, it doesn't show some little child laughing with glee as he pinches in and out of webpages or draws with two fingers at once, in fact, it doesn't even list multitouch as a feature at all. But just because you can't see something doesn't mean it isn't there. When using the program NavDbgTool, HTC's secret weapon is uncovered-the entire front case supports tandem touching:

It's not necessarily the easiest feature to market, but hopefully future firmware updates will take advantage of the newly revealed tech. [mobiletopsoft]

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This clarifies early reports that the screen was resistive, but the button section was capacitive. I'm torn between whether this is awesome or useless, but considering what the homebrew community is capable of, I'll go with awesome.