Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 16:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The Minuum keyboard, through its simplicity, improves your touchscreen typing. Existing keyboards leave you barely enough screen to interact with your apps, and you can't enjoy typing on them. Minuum eliminates the visual clutter of archaic mobile keyboards by adapting the keyboard to a single dimension." You have to watch the video. This is yet another example of a strength of more open platforms - like Android - that often gets overlooked: the ability to experiment with core aspects of the operating system. Whenever someone says there are no Android-exclusive applications, they conveniently overlook things like this. No other platform has stuff like this, and I certainly miss this experimentation on my 8X.
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Needs dictionary
by torbenm on Tue 19th Mar 2013 09:43 UTC
torbenm
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This is not essentially different from using a numeric keypad to type in SMSs: You need a dictionary to make it effective. While this is O.K. for "normal" text, it becomes cumbersome when you need numbers, special symbols or if you need to write in another language (or, worse, a mix of several languages).

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