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Old 17-07-2003, 06:06 PM
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Who here would be interested in a bigger virtual keyboard?

Hi,

I don't like using the handwriting recognition in the P800, so my only other option for text input is to use the virtual QWERTY keyboard, however I find it to be a little on the small side and would really like a bigger virtual keyboard working in "landscape" mode, preferably full screen and with some kind of predictive(learning) text input. This would make it easier to type fast without hitting the wrong keys all the time, and even make it possible to use your thumbs on the screen in stead of the stylus.

This kind of applications currently exists for PPC's and Palms, and in my good faith I've written some of the companies behind these types of applications begging them to make a P800 version. However this is the respons I've been getting: "Our company does not have any plans to port our software to the SE P800".

I suspect the big PDA/Smarphone software developers still don't see the UIQ platform as profitable.. -How wrong they are, I believe some of the best selling software on Handango are P800 applications, and I really hope all the good developers will open their eyes to the constantly growing P800/UIQ market.

I hope many of my fellow P800 users will concur with me on this matter. So again, in my good faith, I thought this little poll might help those developers realise that this is something P800 users would be interested in.

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Old 17-07-2003, 06:30 PM
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when i need to type a message with speed, i'd use the virtual keyboard, i find that it's pretty cool, like the right size and all, so i'd have to vote that it's just perfect
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Old 18-07-2003, 12:16 AM
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just the right size as it is.

would like a folding keyboard (bluetooth) with pointer mouse that'd be really cool, virtual keyboard uses too much space, only use it for special keys, and the flicking in and out of it is a drag.

predictive dictionary would be a good adition to virtual keyboard, of course it wont work with the handwriting.

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Old 18-07-2003, 12:21 AM
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on that note, i'd love to be able to join up words, like write words across the screen at a time coz when i started out on the p800, i was writing from left to right of the screen as i've been sooo used to it, but now i've gotten used to writing in one spot, but being able to fit in words at a time would be awesome
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Old 18-07-2003, 08:17 AM
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Coming from the R380 which had a large, landscape keyboard, I too find the P800's too small. I only use the keyboard now fro writing special characters (@ mainly), prefering to stick to the handwriting.

On the plus side however, the P800 can't recognize my handwriting when drunk, so I don't write embarassing drunken texts anymore, a major problem previously with the virtual keyboard on the R380!
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Old 18-07-2003, 11:22 AM
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eh?

Surely the @ symbol is the easiest one to do with handwriting - it's exactly as you'd expect it to be!

Don't see how you could possibly have a landscape keyboard. How would that work??? It's a bit different if the OS actually supported landscape already...

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Old 18-07-2003, 03:37 PM
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Re: eh?

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Don't see how you could possibly have a landscape keyboard. How would that work???
This is the kind of app I have in mind: http://www.infosync.no/news/2002/n/3835.html

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Old 18-07-2003, 04:39 PM
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Hm..

So it would cover the whole screen??

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Old 18-07-2003, 04:43 PM
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That's the plan.
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Old 18-07-2003, 07:43 PM
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I think its a great idea,like Raven said,you could actauly use your finger for typing.If/When i get a p800 i really don't plan using the stylus much.Too many scary scratched screen stories
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Old 18-07-2003, 09:35 PM
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At first i didnt like the handwrinting too much, and was using the virtual keyboard. I decided to try it out, and after a couple of days was flying through text messages, so far i can hand write a lot quicker than using t9 and especially multitap. The only problem has been when writing normally i keep doing funny "t"s
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Old 18-07-2003, 11:09 PM
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i hate the virtual keyboard, and i havnt realy tried the handwriting, ericsson released a keyboard attachment for there old phones and i would prefer that for the p800

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Old 18-07-2003, 11:51 PM
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That would be the best solution,on my-symbian i've read posts and seen images of people who use the PocketTop keyboard with some beta version of the drivers.Lets hope they are near releasing it.
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I rather like the virtual keyboard, the size as well. The only thing I would like is something like WordComplete. That would really make typing easier and quicker...
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Old 22-07-2003, 09:23 AM
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Stylus?

If you really don't want to use the stylus, then I can't imagine why you'd get a P800!
 

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