- CrackBerry Addict
05-12-2012, 11:17 PM #51
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Am I the only one that would like to seriously try this out? I am probably in the "older" population using smart phones- but I love learning new things. I think this would be interesting if it works the way they show it on the video. If it comes to Blackberry, I will be checking it out.
- 05-13-2012, 12:36 AM #52
As mentioned above, the problem i see with this keyboard is names. Especially asian names. how is the virtual keyboard able to learn that? from what i see in the video, it is relying very heavily on predictive input. preset? or a way to select a particular alphabet in the 4 boxes? That would mean T9 except without alot more key presses and more time consuming.
Then there is continuity. On a PC, there is still a need for physical keyboard. That's going to be in QWERTY. Then suddenly on your mobile device you have to use a different system for input.
What i see is a nice idea, to solve the problem for the virtual keyboard taking up too much screen real estate. But that in turn creates more problems.
- 05-13-2012, 08:05 AM #54
I had great teachers in school who went outside the curriculum to help students learn and I appreciated them
My statement was a statement form MacLeans Magazine which I later linked to in another post.
I have no kids currently in the school system, though I coach Wrestling at the highschool and have many teacher friends who complain about being strangled with the teaching practices they must follow
- 05-13-2012, 08:08 AM #55
- 05-13-2012, 08:21 AM #56
It is actually my Opinion that QWERTY and DVORAK are flawed for the smartphone world, as the "Home row" is no longer the ASDFGHJKL(qwerty) or AOEUIDHTNS (DVORAK)
on the BlackBerry the "Home ROW" would be TGVYHB as they are the center rows for each thumb with 2 hand movement, and the easiest 6 keys to hit with single hand movement, so the TGVYHB should be changed to include AOETHS
but that wont really ever happen
- 05-13-2012, 10:00 AM #58
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- CrackBerry Genius
05-13-2012, 10:12 AM #60
- 3,856 Posts
- 05-13-2012, 02:34 PM #64
And why would you ever use a x86 computer with a Keyboard if they serve no purpose? one can buy a PC without a Keyboard now. though the sales are less than a single % of a single % of sales
- 05-13-2012, 05:34 PM #65
I didn't say they serve no purpose, guy. They're clearly still the primary means of interfacing with desktop computers. I just think we're going to see more mobile (with virtual keyboards) computing and less desktop computing. Is that not the trend?"If Playbook sales don't increase when BB10 drops, I'll eat my T-shirt."
- 05-13-2012, 05:40 PM #66
The keyboard does not deserve to be dismissed as "dying" as there are more keyboard smartphones today than there were keyboard smartphones 3 years ago, and I would suspect 3 years from now, again there will be more keyboard smartphones than there is today, their percentage of over all numbers may be lower, but that doesn't mean it is dying.
- CrackBerry Genius
05-15-2012, 09:03 PM #69
- 3,856 Posts
Once the device makers run out of the low hanging growth "fruit" and try to enable easy/powerful content creation on mobile devices (writing code, web design, serious image manipulation, etc.) What's the first requirement? A physical qwerty keyboard.
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- 05-15-2012, 11:14 PM #70
I reckon I just don't see why it's such a requirement. I don't write code,....but I know that when a need is identified in the market, developers respond. With the ubiquity of virtual keyboards, it's just a matter of time. As I see it.
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- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
05-16-2012, 03:03 AM #72www.blackberryphoto.com coming soon
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- 05-16-2012, 05:31 AM #73
take your shoes off and run 1 mile on concrete, then run 1 mile on grass, the concrete is the touchscreen, the grass is the keyboard, your fingers and hands feel the same way typing as your feet and shins do running
- 05-16-2012, 09:18 AM #74
I am someone who generates a good amount of written content on my phones. On my BB, the key has been the gradual development of a personal auto-text shorthand. With hundreds of entries (and I'm still adding more), I save many many keystrokes in just about everything I write. I realized that even saving one keystroke by using an abbreviation is a large economy if it's a high-frequency word. So I have "evn" to get "even", and "jst" to get "just", and so on. And I include the various grammatical endings, so "int" is "interest"; "intg" is "interesting"; "intd" is interested. This system is uniform in my shorthard, even with irregular forms. "kn" is "know" and "knd" is "knew".
Comparing hard keyboard plus auto-text shorthand with Swype, my speed and overall feeling of efficiency are similar. Entering "bcs" on my BB to get "because" is faster than swyping "because" on my Android, but entering a word that's not in my shorthand is faster with Swype than typing it out on the BB.