Touch Stimulates 50% More Interest in GPS

Canalys’ snapshot-survey on mobile Touch UIs reveals European consumer “acceptance of touch screen phones was up to 50% higher among those who had high interest in having mobile TV services, mobile e-mail or handset-based GPS navigation, or who already used most of the features on their current phones.” Translation = TV remote controls, keyboards, consumer GPS devices, and full-featured mobile phones aren't intuitively designed. Nokia agrees, declaring “optical sensors and touch will be the next big things." I recall seeing a camera used to control map panning with device axis tilting—that was cool—props to the folks at V-Enable for that innovative usage of widely available device camera APIs.