Reviewer offers iPhone finger tap tips

Ed Baig, who reviews gear for the nation's most widely circulated newspaper. That'd be USAToday.

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Ed Baig, who reviews gear for the nation's most widely circulated newspaper. That'd be USAToday.

In his iPhone review (iPhone isn't perfect, but is worthy of the hype") Ed offers some tips for those prospective iPhone users who might, just might, need to adjust to a lack of a physical keyboard on the device.

"No stylus is provided," Ed writes. "Your fingers control everything; you 'tap,' 'flick' and 'pinch. ' "

Then Ed gets down to the Tao of finger-tapping the iPhone:

"Finger-tapping takes getting used to," he writes. "Best advice: Start typing with one finger before graduating to two thumbs. You also have to learn to trust the device; an intelligent virtual keyboard auto-corrects mistakes on the fly and anticipates what you will type next to try to prevent you from making a mistake."

Ed then adds this comforting caveat:

"Though you're frequently touching the display, I didn't notice fingerprints when iPhone is on."

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