Now that Microsoft holds the reigns of Nokia’s Mobile division, it’s most-likely time to see how far the innovation of both companies can go. Last year we heard that Microsoft was working with Nokia on building two Lumia devices with a 3D Touch displays, and reports point to the company still working on the project.
3D Touch is actually not new, as we’ve seen how you can hover your hand over a Galaxy phone to get things done through Air Gesture. Still, Microsoft’s approach is focused on the display itself, as we see with Wacom digitizers, and not really a proximity sensor gimmick. If you remember the Nokia McLaren that was leaked recently, rumors have it that this might be the first device to sport this technology, though it’s hard to predict for when.
Whatever the case may be, Microsoft has some genuine needs to revamp and re-imagine Windows Phones in whatever way possible. Hopefully this will turn out to be a good differentiation tool down the road.