updated 12:25 pm EDT, Tue July 22, 2008
Image of new S60 interface
A new image is said to have leaked for the next version of the S60 cellphone interface, created by Nokia. The 5th Edition of the operating system will be touch-capable, although some older design elements should remain for phones with keypads; this is evidenced by items lined up by the base of the screen. In any case however, the need for a dedicated application key is said to have been eliminated.
The OS is expected to be the centerpiece of a number of upcoming phones, primarily the Nokia 5800 Tube, which is almost entirely controlled with a touchscreen and has been labeled a rival to the iPhone 3G. Other features are expected to include Wi-Fi, a sharper, 640x360 resolution, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash.