Openmoko keyboard mockup
jan at henkins.za.net
Tue Jan 6 03:46:15 CET 2009
Pascal d'Hermilly wrote:
> With 2008.12 release, a well working finger-friendly keyboard is the
> most critical missing feature for me.
> I've made a mockup of a keyboard that I think would make things a lot
> easier to type.
> I don't have the skills to code this, but please. I really need a good
> keyboard to be able to use my openmoko.
I fully agree that we need a proper finger-friendly keyboard. I'm sure
that it is planned, and I can sort-of remember that the Matchbox
keyboard has big enough keys to be a lot easier to use than the Illume
keyboard. Here are some other keyboard examples:
A weird keyboard on M$ Mobile (yech!):
Iphone keyboard styled like the Macbook Air (now this looks the business!):
Blackberry's Iphone keyboard ripoff:
All of them have nice big buttons and share a simple layout. The FR's
screen is big enough even in portrait mode to accommodate a keyboard
like this. The Illume keyboard, as excellent as it is (thanks Raster!!),
is fiddly to use without a stylus. I would like to not have to use a
stylus to compose notes/emails/sms. For terminal use (and using VI) a
more complete k/b is of course justified, but for everyday use we need a
nice finger keyboard.
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