1. whatever7's Avatar
    I figure I would start a thread just for the UI since is so different from the Palm/WM/Symbian philosophy.

    Look at this picture. How do you type the letters without the stylus? Is it predictive?
    01-09-2007 03:16 PM
  2. TreoStallion's Avatar
    The answer this will make or break this phone in my mind. The device is really small (about the same size as my s620) and I'm thinking its going to be really hard to hit those virtual keys with any consistency.

    Also I need to know if this will sync with exchange and/or Blackberry servers. I'm thinking not.
    01-09-2007 03:25 PM
  3. PDR447's Avatar
    from the demo it looks like it is somewhat predictive.

    but yes the typing "experience" is a big question-mark in my mind.
    01-09-2007 03:45 PM
  4. marcol's Avatar
    The device will apparently automatically switch to landscape when turned to the horiziontal. If the on-screen keyboard increases in size as a consequence, it should be easier to type on than the pic implies.
    01-09-2007 03:49 PM
  5. Chatter's Avatar
    There's something intruiging here....

    Who remembers WHY the QWERTY keyboard was invented?

    Answer: It was invented to prevent the jamming of keys typed nearly simultaneously. To me, that implies that a predictive keyboard algorithm should work pretty nicely...

    Marc
    01-09-2007 03:50 PM
  6. juancuero's Avatar
    The answer this will make or break this phone in my mind. The device is really small (about the same size as my s620) and I'm thinking its going to be really hard to hit those virtual keys with any consistency.

    Also I need to know if this will sync with exchange and/or Blackberry servers. I'm thinking not.
    Syncs through iTunes only.
    01-09-2007 03:51 PM
  7. samkim's Avatar
    Based on watching the flash demo for the email app several times, it seems to have a system to automatically suggest corrections for typos, but no predictive text.
    01-09-2007 03:52 PM
  8. Chatter's Avatar
    BTW, the phone is NOT small; indeed, it strikes me as too large.

    Marc
    01-09-2007 03:52 PM
  9. vinman's Avatar
    I'm NOT an Apple fanboy. I've probably logged less than 3 hours of Apple computer time in my whole life. My wife, however, has an iPod - and I use it a good bit. I find it counter-intuitive that they would make this device with a clumsy UI for typing. I'm anxious to see it, as well; but I'll be surprised if it's not an absolute pleasure to use.

    Then again, you're always going to have the non-adopters saying "nah, I don't like it 'cause you can't use it one handed...".
    I don't miss one handed use all that much. That other hand always got itself into trouble before! :-)
    01-09-2007 03:53 PM
  10. Silver Sun's Avatar
    That screens going to get bloody dirty after even a couple of hours of use.

    Also will touchscreen failure been an issue with the contiued "hard" screen taps - i can see myself tappping away quite hard on that screen.
    01-09-2007 03:56 PM
  11. vinman's Avatar
    BTW, the phone is NOT small; indeed, it strikes me as too large.

    Marc
    Chatter, why do you keep saying that? The dimensions are 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches. That's hardly "large".
    01-09-2007 03:56 PM
  12. cardio's Avatar
    Chatter, why do you keep saying that? The dimensions are 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches. That's hardly "large".

    Because Gizmodo put up a comaprison with the wrong dimensions
    (6.26 x 3.29 x .687).

    The acutal size is about the same as the Blackjack, so yes it is small and easy to use as far as size goes.
    01-09-2007 04:01 PM
  13. mobileman's Avatar
    BTW, the phone is NOT small; indeed, it strikes me as too large.

    Marc
    revised specs actually show it to be pretty small.
    01-09-2007 04:22 PM
  14. surur's Avatar


    Is that a real picture of the OS? If so, how do you task switch? WM has the start menu? What does this have? Would you have to go back to the home screen with the one and only home button every time? Or will it be a gesture based OS?

    Surur
    01-09-2007 04:30 PM
  15. hannip's Avatar
    Is that a real picture of the OS? If so, how do you task switch? WM has the start menu? What does this have? Would you have to go back to the home screen with the one and only home button every time? Or will it be a gesture based OS?

    Surur
    It has a new technology. You just think where you want it to go and it goes there. lol
    01-09-2007 06:49 PM
  16. surur's Avatar
    It has a new technology. You just think where you want it to go and it goes there. lol
    I probably did not want to in any case. Apple obviously knows best.

    Surur
    01-09-2007 07:02 PM
  17. scottymomo's Avatar
    It has a new technology. You just think where you want it to go and it goes there. lol
    Maybe it will work like a Wii controller
    01-10-2007 01:05 AM
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