With the recent confirmation of the existence of the HTC Pro.Three as the rumored HTC Leo, we were wondering if the screen will actually be of the capacitive variety–you know, the same type that’s on the iPhone that supports pinch and zoom. Well pinch me if it isn’t true, but in the latest leaked video, we’re seeing quite the pinch and zoom action on the Windows Mobile 6.5 edition of the HTC Pro.Three, which would bring capacitive touchscreens ahead of Windows Mobile 7.
HTC and Microsoft’s hardware partners have brought technology to the table even before Windows Mobile officially supports it. This is a boon for consumers, who may lust after advanced technologies, but may create disparate APIs. Such was the case with the accelerometer, where HTC and Samsung supported different codes in the original Omnia and the Touch Pro.
Could Synaptics be behind the capacitive screen? The firm is a big name in computer touchpads and trackpads, and they have been a key partner with HTC in bringing capacitive touch to the HTC Hero along with a wide range of phones from an array of manufacturers.
Check out the video below for the pinching action.