Multi-touch has become an important way for consumers to go beyond the keyboard and interact with their devices. While Apple made the technology popular with its iPhone, now Synaptics is looking to push it to the next level with new screens capable of tracking up to The first devices using the ClearPad 3000 should hit this fall and their success will largely depend on the underlying software. The older two-finger touch technology found in the T-mobile G1 by HTC will now be called the ClearPad 2000 Series, and a low-cost version called the ClearPad 1000 Series will be available as well. The latter will offer one-finger input and some limited two-finger gestures.