Super Keyboards is one of the first keyboard app compatible with iOS 8. It lets you change your keyboard as you wish. You can choose...
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This unusual keyboard for iOS is made of spill-proof fabric and is thinner than the iPad Air 2.
BlackBerry wants to hold on to its killer designs for itself — even if nobody else seems to want the keyboard-enabled smartphone anymore.
Android has leapfrogged iPhone in the quality of its virtual keyboard experience, thanks to SwiftKey. But, Apple has a move it could make.
The accelerometer in an iPhone 4 can be used to sense keyboard vibrations and figure out what someone is typing, a team of researchers has claimed
A team of researchers has discovered a way to log keystrokes from computers simply by placing an iPhone 4 near a user's keyboard and monitoring the keyboard's vibrations.
Bebot is a musical instrument that anyone can play. Instead of a keyboard, it has an easy-to-use touch control system. And it's all...
The iPhone 5 won't be half as thin, include a laser keyboard, or a holographic display, but this concept video is fun to watch nonetheless.
Samsung announced two new Generation Y focused smartphones, the touch-screen Galaxy Y and the keyboard-including Galaxy Y Pro, to rival the BlackBerry and iPhone.
Type2Phone turns your Mac into a Bluetooth keyboard for your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Type text on your keyboard and it will appear...
iPhone 4 users missing the smooth text input afforded to them by physical keyboard may find a major draw in the Kiano keyboard.
I've still not mastered the keyboard on my iPhone, so if you're an iPhone 4 owner who wishes that it had a physical keyboard rather than that on-screen abomination, this is for you.
The new KIN Windows Phone devices appeal to both of my teen daughters and I think they will seriously challenge the feature phone QWERTY keyboard devices currently on the market. They are not designed to challenge the iPhone or high end smartphones, but they offer more than the typical feature phone.
A brief gallery of the Droid from Motorola and Verizon Wireless. First by itself, then next to my beat-up iPhone 3GS. The Droid is definitely boxier and bulkier, but hey, you've got to put all those features (like its physical keyboard) somewhere.
Back in the days when I had a dedicated Grafitti area on my Palm OS devices I discovered an alternative text entry method (2002 to be exact) that was designed with overlays that you placed on top of the Grafitti area. This text entry method was optimized for stylus entry to minimize the distance you had to travel to enter text since QWERTY keyboards are designed for two handed computer entry. Exideas developed the MessagEase form of text entry that has allowed me to enter text accurately and quickly on various Palm and Pocket PC devices over the years. They have now developed and launched an iPhone solution in case you want to use something other than the default QWERTY keyboard provided by Apple.
Cult of Mac's Leander Khaney is all excited about a new discovery in Snow Leopard. The new Keyboard Viewer app appears to be tailor made for a touchscreen operating system and could be the basis for an iPhone-like virtual keyboard -- on the Mac.
I mentioned a couple of reasons why I like the myTouch 3G predictive keyboard compared to the iPhone keyboard and contacted T-Mobile to try to find out a bit more about what is behind the technology. I met with T-Mobile representatives a couple of weeks ago and mentioned what I heard from them on MOTR podcast 179, but received a few more details that add a lot to the story and I think you will be quite impressed with what is going on here.
The Web is awash with visions of a forthcoming Mac netbooks, or an iPhone with a keyboard, or simply a mobile Mac that's less expensive than the current product line. All of these imaginings are as likely as one made by an Apple thinktank some 20 years ago and another by the Onion.
The iPhone definitely sets the bar when it comes to a slick UI while devices like the Nokia N97 show that a manufacturer can pack it all into a single device and still not appeal to everyone. Here in this consolidated article I will take a quick look at the premier touch screen devices running each mobile operating system, even if that device has a keyboard as a major part of the device. You will see lots of articles comparing feature lists and people often shoot off to me that feature lists do not matter as much as the user interfacace. Do touch screen smartphone buyers have to pick one over the other or is there a mobile operating system and a device, or devices, that can give you both a slick UI along with all the latest specifications?
Three patent applications made by Apple were published on Thursday, covering technologies including haptics, fingerprint recognition and RFID.The haptic feedback patent, if approved, would bring the iPhone (and possibly other Apple devices) in line with rival handsets, which already provide localised tactile feedback in, for example, an on-screen soft keyboard.
ShapeWriter Free is an amazing new iPhone application based on research that began in the late 1990’s at IBM. Its Almaden Research Center published the first rigorous mathematical optimization result of touch keyboard based on the Metropolis “random walk” algorithm -- the same algorithm used by scientists to understand molecule structures.
One limitation on the iPhone that has always kept another device in my gear bag ready to go is the lack of ability to create or edit Microsoft Office Word documents. Just over a month ago, Quickoffice launched their Office-compatible product and I bought it right away. It is a solid product, but has a couple of annoying issues (lack of iPhone predictive keyboard support, awkward connection method, etc.) that had me hoping for something more. DataViz did just that for Word documents and launched the outstanding Documents To Go product for the iPhone. They set the bar with this product as it gives you just about everything you need for mobile Word document creation, editing, and viewing. They also took it a bit further and have a product (Documents To Go with Exchange Attachments) that lets you download, edit, view, and resend Word documents from within the application. An Excel spreadsheet product is under development and will be provided for FREE to all customers who buy the Documents To Go product. I was also blown away by the low introductory price of $4.99 and $9.99 (for product with Exchange attachments support), given that I have paid $50 in the past for the Documents To Go product on Palm and BlackBerry devices. I also just recently paid $20 for the Google Android Documents To Go product and it is easy to see that the iPhone pricing model definitely impacts prices that developers can set for products. Check out over 80 product screenshots in my image gallery to see if the product meets your needs.
I am working on an article for this blog to go live on Monday that compares the two latest/upcoming devices from the grandfathers of the mobile world; the Nokia N97 and HTC Touch Pro2. In the meantime, you can check out some of my first thoughts after a day with the Nokia N97. I have to say that so far I am finding the Nokia E71x to be a more useful device for me and am not really loving the home screen widgets or QWERTY keyboard of the N97. The N97 arrived at a good time though as I enter my second week with the Palm Pre with the iPhone 3G S launch just around the corner. I can tell you right now that in all likelihood at least one of these devices will be returned because of either the device functionality or carrier coverage.
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