Microsoft looking into multi-touch technology for Windows Mobile 7 handsets
Though it wont be on a Zune phone
Anyway, despite further claims that the Zune phone will never come to be, ZDNet has got hold of a spec sheet sent out by Microsoft to handset manufacturers for Windows Mobile 7 hardware requirements, which is topped off by a call for multi-touch screens.
Whether Apple will ever actually take a stance when it comes to protecting its multi-touch patents remains to be seen, but this appears to be a feature Microsoft is very keen to build into its operating systems core.
So although the Zune is once again being put down by Microsoft itself, a spiritual upgrade looks as though it could well be in the works with Windows Mobile 7 powered devices.