The QWERTY keyboard keeps getting used by manufacturers on mobile devices and I think it is high time that someone step forward and evaluate whether that is really the best alternative. While thumb keyboard adoption is still fairly young in today's world, let's see a unique solution that helps people enter text faster and more accurately.
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2006 is turning into the year of the QWERTY keyboard, but so far RIM seems to be holding its own as Microsoft, Palm, Nokia, Motorola, and others attempt to take a bite out of the BlackBerry market. It may be too early to make these statements though as many of these devices are just now rolling out and I am sure the competition will heat up in late 2006 and early 2007.
The new myvu Made for iPod Edition glasses give you a 27 inch viewing experience and also let you look like Geordi La Forge. Can these viewing goggles vastly improve the iPod video experience enough to tip the scales for an iPod purchase?
Ilium Software just brought their revitalized InScribe text entry application out of beta and are making it available to the community for free. Download this virtual keyboard utility and give it a try on your UMPC.
Lots of new announcements were made at CTIA last week and the MobileTechRoundup gang took some time to chat and provide opinions about these new devices. Apple and Microsoft also announced some new mobile entertainment gear and software that has us thinking about Christmas gifts for ourselves this year.
The Zune will come in three colors (brown, black, and white) to start off with and includes a large 3 inch display, integrated WiFi, and FM tuner. The first device should be available in the next couple months and has me convinced what my next portable media player will be, how about you?
As the summer ends and school starts, people in Western Washington head to the grand old Puyallup Fair. I took along a Nokia N91 and captured a couple videos of rides that are favorites of the thrill seekers. Enjoy traveling on a 1935 era wooden coaster and up and down 20 stories of the Extreme Scream.
Pocket PC Phone Edition owners know that dialing from the on display keypad can be awkward and difficult at times and this is one of the weaknesses of the form factor. HTC revealed details on a new device that has both a numeric keypad and slide-out keyboard that hopefully prompts other manufacturers to think about this innovative form factor.
The Palm Treo 750v is now official and will be sold soon from Vodafone in select European countries. The Windows Mobile Treo is now going global and it will be interesting to see if Europe embraces the Treo form factor with a new operating system.
There are very few surprises on device releases in the United States since the FCC makes most of their approvals available for reporters to discover and the release of the Nokia E62 was rumored a month ago. It is great to see this powerful Nokia enterprise device becoming officially available in the United States and I hope this starts a trend from Nokia with future devices.