Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Nov 2013 22:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

I bought a Droid 4 twenty-one months ago.

As a devout user of physical QWERTY keyboards, I'm pretty sure I'm screwed.

Great article by Sean Hollister on the demise of the QWERTY slider. In the article, Hollister speaks with Doug Kaufman, manager of handset strategy for Sprint, and his revelations are intriguing - it's not so much that people do not want hardware keyboards; it's that people want iconic, flagship phones - like the S4, like the 5S - with huge marketing pushes. Since nobody is pushing a flagship QWERTY slider... Nobody buys them. However, when you ask consumers what they want, physical keyboards are very, very popular.

And so, Kaufman admits: if there was an HTC One or Galaxy S4, a top-of-the-line phone, but with a keyboard - it would sell.

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Hand script
by moondevil on Sat 16th Nov 2013 07:58 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-08

I rather have working real time hand script recognition than keyboards.

A piece of paper does not have a keyboard and that is how tablets and smartphones are better used.

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RE: Hand script
by shotsman on Sat 16th Nov 2013 08:40 in reply to "Hand script"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

In the words of the famous US Tennis player, 'You can't be Serious'.

People are forgetting how to write. When they do it is often a scrawl that no one can read even them.

Please try harder!

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RE[2]: Hand script
by moondevil on Sat 16th Nov 2013 10:50 in reply to "RE: Hand script"
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2005-07-08
RE[2]: Hand script
by Soulbender on Sun 17th Nov 2013 08:47 in reply to "RE: Hand script"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

When they do it is often a scrawl that no one can read even them.


So you're saying we're all turning into medical doctors?

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RE: Hand script
by Lennie on Sat 16th Nov 2013 23:56 in reply to "Hand script"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I'm sorry, typing on a good keyboard is still faster than handwriting. Maybe stenography would help though.

There is an advantage to writing, it's pretty much proven you can remember it better if you write it down.

Edited 2013-11-16 23:56 UTC

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RE[2]: Hand script
by andih on Sun 17th Nov 2013 01:55 in reply to "RE: Hand script"
andih Member since:
2010-03-27

There is an advantage to writing, it's pretty much proven you can remember it better if you write it down.


When typing on a keyboard I can concentrate on what I'm actually writing about ;) Instead of concentrating on the letters.

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