Treo Keybord vs iPhone touchscreen
- 01-15-2007, 12:54 PM #2
- 01-15-2007, 01:20 PM #3
- 01-15-2007, 01:42 PM #4
Wow - that's a pretty wonky comparison.
"OK now I'm going to compare the device I'm holding to one I've only ever seen in picture. I think it's pretty clear that in terms of usability, that the device I'm holding comes out on top".
I have my doubts about the day in/day out usability of the iphone but ya know, I like to base my evaluation on user experience rather than.. em.. guess work based on a jpeg image and a sorta-maybe-wellnotreally emulation program running on the device I'm holding.
it's old-fashioned I know...
- 01-15-2007, 02:20 PM #5
- 01-15-2007, 03:25 PM #6
i agree. i want to try typing on the iphone myself before passing judgement. i will also say that the issue of the virtual keyboard has been my one and only question mark since its announcement. right now, i have to look at the keyboard to some degree whether typing on my Treo or Pearl.
- 01-15-2007, 03:31 PM #7
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- 01-16-2007, 10:19 AM #9
- 01-16-2007, 11:18 AM #10
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- 01-16-2007, 11:55 AM #12
What do you all think if the iPhone were a slider? Choice to use a keyboard/keypad or not? Obviously they'd have to change the length of the screen, otherwise the phone would be too long open, but that might have stopped the "we can't live without a keyboard or keypad" problem.
- 01-16-2007, 01:53 PM #13
Since the iPhone's announcement, I have been using my fingers on my Treo 650 touchscreen, which of course is much smaller than iPhone's screen, to determine if dialing alone will be a problem for me when the iPhone arrives. Previously, I have been a keyboard user. Surprisingly, it's been okay. In the mix of things, Apple is claiming to have improved the touchscreen technology with "multi-touch" -- in the end that might be okay to convert to iPhone.
- 01-16-2007, 02:00 PM #14
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- 01-16-2007, 02:06 PM #17
I am glad an increasing backlash is starting against the device. Hopefully by the time it launches people who buy the IPhone will look similar idiots to the people who paid for an overpriced, gimmicky PS3 with ironically also no 3rd party software of note.
- 01-16-2007, 07:09 PM #18
Honestly I bet the average consumer really just saw the iPhone hype in passing. TV quit talking about it over the weekend from what I've seen. Only us "techie" people keep talking about it.
Are people really drooling over the iPhone or just the few who post on tech boards?
- 01-16-2007, 07:13 PM #19
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- 01-17-2007, 04:06 AM #22
One thing is though that one has to look at the keyboard to type, and that typing is too handed.
- 01-17-2007, 06:49 AM #23
tough to say that something is or isn't going to work until it is actually used. i've been a skeptic about the keyboard since its announcement but having now seen the onscreen image of the virtual keyboard i'm less so. at this point i simply need to type on it to determine if it will work for my needs.
- 01-17-2007, 06:53 AM #24