- 03-24-2009, 10:04 AM #26
- 03-24-2009, 10:12 AM #27
You know, instead of a physical keyboard, how about giving users an option of using a graffiti style place to write letters instead of using a keyboard. I know with the Palm Zire, I got pretty fast at writing things with graffiti - I wonder how that would compare (speed wise) with using a virtual keyboard.
The benefit would be that the area that the keyboard currently takes up could be the "writing" area.
- 03-24-2009, 02:33 PM #28
- 03-24-2009, 06:17 PM #29
- 03-24-2009, 06:30 PM #30
- 03-24-2009, 07:27 PM #31
iPhone 3.0 ads Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Thai, etc. keyboards.
How would you do that with a BlackBerry Bold? Make a different model with different keys for those (and other non-Roman) regions? Pry off the little tic-tacs and swap them out?
You also can't get rid of the keyboard when you're not using it.
There are arguments every way. Each has advantages and disadvantages.
Not all businesses are the same either, some aren't even messaging-based, so iPhone can go many places that the BlackBerry may not fit.
Still *lots* of room to grow.
It's the software
- 03-24-2009, 09:32 PM #32
I don't know if it is or not - that's what I am asking.
I got pretty fast with using graffiti on the palm.
While I am okay with the iPhone keyboard, I don't feel like I am as fast on that as I was with a real keypad. I suspect I was just as fast with graffiti as with the iPhone keypad....but I am not sure.
It would certainly be a different way to go. And it might address some of the problems people have with a virtual keypad.
- 03-24-2009, 09:33 PM #33
- 11-01-2011, 06:22 PM #34
- 11-01-2011, 07:44 PM #35
I think never. Since Steve Jobs took over Apple years ago, he has insisted on Apple shipping fewer products. One with a keyboard would fragment the iPhone experience product line.
Besides, once I got used to the iPhone on screen keyboard, I have never had a desire to go back to a physical keyboard. Though, the Palm Treo keyboard still to this day remains the best I ever used.
- 11-01-2011, 10:39 PM #36
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- 11-02-2011, 10:46 AM #40