- 06-06-2007, 10:25 AM #26
EDIT. Actually, forget that. I guess you could use T9 on the vitual 12-key keypad for SMS. Not great, but add the point back on
- 06-06-2007, 10:54 AM #28
- 06-06-2007, 11:12 AM #29
The average consumer will see this phone as a cheap knock-off, not a competitive phone. It has the usual 2.8" QVGA screen, which means fewer pixels to form the icons for your fat fingers. It is a tri-band phone designed for Europe and Asia. It only has a 200 MHz CPU fer chryssakes. This is a Jam with a different Today screen and case.
As for usability, the multitouch "UI" is not integrated with WM6. This means you'll be pulling out your stylus in order to use the tiny WM6 pop-up keyboard. I predict that the people who buy this thing will end up throwing it against the wall.
- 06-06-2007, 12:35 PM #30
- 06-06-2007, 03:29 PM #32
- 06-06-2007, 03:34 PM #33
The battery is not user-replaceable!
Why would you think this? Only Apple in recent times has been so stupid.
You can't use it with only one hand!
the iPhone's lower price tag
the iPhone's ability to use AT&T's "Fine EDGE" for data
the iPhone's thinner body.
Archie, Archie, Archie... So wrong so often. I am nearly embarrassed for you...
- 06-06-2007, 05:17 PM #35
Since you screwed it up by misquoting me and leaving out points, I have taken the initiative to quote myself.
Your link is to a different phone. I did a search on Expansys and it didn't return anything. Good try though. You have done that twice in the past in hopes that somebody would blindly believe you I guess.
The phone is not out on the carriers yet - understand?
Orange sells other HTC products - understand?
They sell smartphones of equivalent cost for free - understand?
This means they will also sell the HTC Touch for free also - understand?
Tell me if there is any step you can not follow, and I will try and break it down again.
Re your other points - I did not say everything you said is wrong, only that you made many many mistakes, which I corrected. Its only in 1 in 3 of your posts that you dont say a single thing which is right. Keep up the good work.
BTW Archie, I thought you might find this amusing, to kit out my free phone.
I understand 8GB is on the way soon too...
- 06-07-2007, 07:42 AM #38
- 06-07-2007, 08:12 AM #40
- 06-07-2007, 08:30 AM #41
I think of it more as a two dimensional JOGGR, which can scroll up and down, and also side to side.
Alternatively they could add a JOGGR to the edges of the screen, on the top and to the side, to the same effect. I think it would enhance the usage model, but I see your point regarding raising expectations and causing confusion.
Remember though that touch is rapidly becoming a selling point to consumers, so it could be a nice gimmick to raise sales.
- 06-07-2007, 06:28 PM #43
For Apple... its incorporated to make it easy to use and intuitive. A SUCCESFUL and APPROPRIATE implementation. May not be evident to many now (who am I kidding, this is TreoCentral... DEFINiTELY NOT evident), but it will be given time and exposure.
- 06-08-2007, 01:58 AM #44
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- 06-20-2007, 08:14 PM #48
- 06-20-2007, 08:37 PM #49
2 years ago i broke my dominant (left) hand and shredded muscle and tendons... i was unable to write for about 2 or 3 months and i could type with only one hand and maybe finger pecking on the other one...a Dvorak keyboard layout really helped me out after i spent the week or two getting used to it... don't knock it until you try it...
Dvorak keeps all the most commonly used keys near each other in an effort to speed up typing and reduce finger travel- qwerty is designed to increase finger travel and reduce speed... however on second thought... is a mainstream/commercial failure... but like so many other things, people find uses for it.
Thankfully i've gotten past the muscle atrophy and i'm now able to type at ~100 words per minute- not something you could do on a virtual softkey board...
However- none of us can tell what the keyboard would be like until we handle it ourselves... i've used full screen keyboard and it was good, but since you could only use one key at a time it was a little slow going... maybe multi-touch is what is needed as the next step for onscreen keyboards...
for me... you need the tactile feedback... i'm beginning to like the feedback you get when surfing the web on a wii- it vibrates as you go to buttons or over links or when you type... i've always wanted a hack to make the device vibrate just a bit when you touch the screen or something to give you the feedback you want to know you're doing it... oh well
back on topic- as far as a response to the iphone... i think the greatest irony is that all of us using relatively open standards phones will be pointing and laughing at iphones because with software updates and hacks, we can make our phone behave like iphones and have so much more functionality... i've got the slide to unlock thingy working and the icontact finger flicking contact manager is fun, if not yet totally useful in an integration sense...
- 06-22-2007, 09:43 AM #50
This is really tiring. Let it go already.
It's like getting a PC to emulate a Mac using loads of software and laughing at those who actually have a Mac. If you like the iphone features enough - get the real thing with the right 'engine' running the whole show.
Do iPhone users get the last laugh when your nearly-iPhone apps conflict with each other and your almost-iPhone keeps crashing?