incrediBILL - 4:21 am on Mar 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm not sure how you can apply a generic technology, such as multi-touch, to a single device such as a phone, because anyone using a multi-touch screen would have that ability.
Besides, didn't MS Surface use multi-touch before the iPhone ever shipped?
As a matter of fact, the wiki claims the technology has been around since 1982.
Multi-touch technology began in 1982, when the University of Toronto's Input Research Group developed the first human-input multi-touch system.
Technically an iPhone is a multi-purpose computer that also can be used as a phone, just a handheld version.
How is having a desktop with a phone and a multi-touch screen any different than a handheld?
The patent system is patently broken.