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Joseph J. McCarthy mccarthy at granular.che.pitt.edu
Wed Dec 5 14:52:37 CET 2007

What if you could tilt the Neo to switch keyboards instead. Or, perhaps, 
instead of multi-tap you tilt and press "2" to get "B" instead of hold 
horizontal and tap "2" to get "A".

It seems that the accelerometers could be used to make the keyboard 
easier to use.

Now that I am typing perhaps the coolest, would be to have something 
like a full qwerty with keys that are too big to fit the whole keyboard 
on the screen, but you tilt it to access the off-screen ones (you tilt 
left and the keyboard "slides" over so that you can get to the "L" key).

Just some thoughts.


Krzysztof Kajkowski wrote:
> Wiadomość napisana w dniu Dec 5, 2007, o godz 10:14 AM, przez Thomas Wood:
>> On Wed, 2007-12-05 at 09:20 +0100, Krzysztof Kajkowski wrote:
>>> For me it's also finger-usable keyboard - just like the one in Qtopia.
>>> With that you can operate your phone without stylus (in most cases).
>> Chris has worked on a multi-tap input method:
>> http://chrislord.net/blog/Software/multitap-pad.enlighten
> That's wonderful news! What I also like in Qtopia's keyboard is ability 
> to switch between number, symbol and letters keyboard by moving you 
> finger down or up on keyboard.
>> Obviously T9 will not be implemented due to patent issues. I will ask
>> him if the source is available anywhere.
> T9 is not necessary important (i.e. I do not use english on my phone so 
> probably I would need to hack it to include polish T9 database). It is 
> useful in SMSes but not on writing URLs or console ;)
> cayco
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