Hardware/Software UI Relationship

Benjamin Schieder blindcoder at scavenger.homeip.net
Tue Jul 17 08:59:39 CEST 2007

On 17.07.2007 08:32:24, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> On 7/17/07, Lars Hallberg <lah at micropp.se> wrote:
> >The QUERTY keyboard is 14 keys wide on a 55mm wide screen (and it has
> >bevels). That makes 3.9 mm per key. It's a bit painful, but I use it
> >with fingers all the time (fingernails rather). Keys twice that size
> >should work just fine.
> Although the phone I currently use has physical keys, they are 4.8 mm
> x 5.0 mm. It felt cramped the first days, but works ok after that,
> even with fingers. :-)

Myself, I'm frustrated with the hardware keys on 'modern' phones. They
are small, hard to press, offer little to no feedback and bounce back
and forth.
An improved on-screen keyboard or even libgstroke bindings would be
way better for input.

Benjamin 'blindCoder' Schieder
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