Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Nov 2010 16:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless ...and finally it pays off for OSNews to have a Dutch editor. Yes, I knew this glorious day would one day be upon us, the day upon which the rest of the technology world would be struggling with Google Translate to decipher a Dutch article with news in it. But not for OSNews, oh no! Anyway, Steve Wozniak, Apple founder and still technically an employee, gave an interview to a Dutch newspaper (the worst we have, but still) in which he made some interesting remarks. Update: Told you it's the worst newspaper we have.
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RE[4]: MeeGo
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 19th Nov 2010 16:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: MeeGo"
StephenBeDoper
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Coming from a POS flip phone without even a camera and getting an n900, I can say that the keyboard to me is pretty useless.


IMO, it mainly depends on what you're using the device for. If you're using it primarily as a portable media player/handled "internet tablet," then a hardware keyboard makes little sense. But if you're using it as a PDA, where accurate text entry is much more important, then a hardware keyboard is practically a necessity.

A phone is pretty radically different from a desktop which begs that interface should also be pretty radically different. There's no good reason to even try to "PC-ize" a phone by adding a hardware keyboard.


A keyboard implemented in software instead of hardware isn't really "radically different".

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