Missing choice of keyboards in latest build
plr at udgaard.com
Sun Jan 27 20:44:37 CET 2008
I down- and uploaded the latest build to my Neo:
And found that the keyboard layout has changed from a QWERTY keyboard to
a mobile keypad style keyboard.
A bad choice if you ask me!
One of the reasons I still love my Motorola A780 from 2004 is because of
its keyboard setup! There are other things I hate, but this one is very
Actually, I found that the UI in 2007.1 was good, partly because of the
keyboard choices, and that it was much more mobile-device-related than
the present 2007.2, which is actually not very good.
When the only choice is provided to make it a regular mobile-phone style
keyboard, and still without international characters, I can't help think
if OpenMoko is actually trying to make a smart-phone or just emulate a
dumb mobile with an expensive touch screen?
Let's get to choose between an international QWERTY keyboard, a
mode-keyboard like in 2007.1, and then of course the newly invented
I understand that there is a desire to be able to use the Neo just with
the fingers, and not be required to use a stylus, but if that was _the_
requirement I could just get myself a Nokia N95 and be done with it.
If the present status is just a stage in development, please let me know
of where I can read Release Notes and/or a road map, so it doesn't look
so much like an ad-hoc development process as it does now!
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