Openmoko keyboard mockup

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Tue Jan 6 23:09:53 CET 2009

On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 04:17:06PM +1100, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> > 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.
> with dictionary correction the illume keyboard (and the qtopia one) in normal
> plain qwerty for writing notes and emails and sms's work just great - i've used
> them walking down the street and i can type better on it than i can on my rokr
> e6 WITH a stylus. in fact my n800 with a landscape 4.3" screen is almost
> equivalent in usability (it doesnt dictionary correct).

I agree, I used it today to take notes at a meeting. In vi :)


Keep the Lasagna flying!
Today is Sweetmorn, the 6th day of Chaos in the YOLD 3175
+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

More information about the community mailing list