Cell phones with Qwerty keyboards are coming up

Posted on Monday, September 20 2004 @ 0:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Research In Motion has developed a Qwerty keyboard for usage in traditional mobile phones.

The BlackBerry 7100 handsets are among the first cell phones to feature the SureType technology with large, "optimal placed" keys that allow one-handed or two-handed operation

Each key has a maximum of two letters and the letters are aligned in a standard Qwerty layout.

The keyboard works in conjunction with a real-time software system that incorporates a large word database (about 35,000 words initially plus the user's address book), "linguistic intelligence and advanced learning capabilities to automatically interpret keystrokes and recognize words with a high degree of accuracy," says Canada's RIM.

The keyboard also has a prominent numerical phone keypad for one-handed phone dialing, and dedicated 'send' and 'end' phone keys are included as well.

Source: P2P Net

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