Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Mar 2009 23:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless With the mobile operating system market heating up with the upcoming launch of Palm's webOS and version 3.0 of the iPhone's operating system, it pays to take a good look at how the various mobile platforms compare to one another. This is exactly what Engadget has done.
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RE[8]: What *is* "is" ?
by akrosdbay on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 08:13 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: What *is* "is" ?"
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And the point goes way over your head.

1) Good luck finding a keyless space in the iPhone keyboard. You'll have to move all the way up to the content area. And more importantly,

So? Admit you were wrong. The iPhone virtual keyboard behaves exactly as the others have described and your description is wrong.

2) You still do not seem to understand the question the OP asked. He wanted to know if you can REST your finger on the keyboard without activating any keys, and the answer to this question is: NO, YOU CAN NOT. Dragging your finger off the keyboard IS NOT resting.

Again so? you can rest all you want. It doesn't matter if you have to cancel the action with a gesture.

On a normal, real-world keyboard, you can place your fingers on the keys, touching them, without activating any of them. You also do not have to move your fingers to a keyless area of the keyboard in order to avoid acitvation.

Is all this really so hard to understand?

Can I hold a key down on a physical keyboard to rest my finger without producing multiple letters?

Each has something one can do the others can't.

This whole virtual physical keyboard thing is a rubbish discussion. 13.7 million people that have bought iPhones have no problems with it.

Two people I know have moved from blackberrys have no issues with the iPhone keyboard.

Most people adapt, some don't. Personally I don't like physical keyboards after using the iPhone keyboard. Tried blackberrys and G1 and am slower on a physical keyboard.

To people that like physical keyboards there are many devices with them. I wonder why cupcake is getting a virtual keyboard if the physical one on the G1 is sufficient.

Edited 2009-03-23 08:14 UTC

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