One of the most eagerly anticipated elements of the upcoming BlackBerry Storm 2
is its new touchscreen, which is promised to address the disappointing display of its predecessor. Details of the new panel have now been revealed, courtesy of a freshly-unearthed YouTube video
; it apparently uses a piezo-electronic layer that can recognize touch-pressure at multiple simultaneous points rather than the single, central hardware button of the first-gen Storm.
The benefit is not just multiple points of touch recognition with the same tactile response as the first-gen Storm, but that it reacts quicker because the piezo system is electronic rather than physical. There are also no dead-spots - such as the corners on the Storm, which were always tougher to press - and the display physically locks itself hard when shut-off and then softens when turned on.
Video after the cut