there must be some agreement with Google and Apple on multitouch. In fact I read that on a tech site a few weeks back. I have the Zune HD - multitouch. The Pre, other HTC phones - multitouch. The upcoming Dell mini5 - multitouch Considering how bad palm wrap sucks on this sleek and thin phone, it's not even just about pinch and zoom anymore. it's about core functionality. To use this phone with one hand and reach across the screen to touch something is a mission sometimes. You have to hold it just right. Makes no sense why Google would nerf their phone like that while every other major player is not. Must be some handshake agreement with Apple.