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WebOS on-screen keyboard continues to evolve

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WebOS on-screen keyboard continues to evolve

If you've installed the on-screen keyboard for the Palm Pre a while back, then you probably know that the team who created it have been hard at work perfecting it. The installation provided Palm Pre users to use their screen to input text as opposed to opening up the handset and using the QWERTY. After much tweaking and modifying, it has become more usable – we like how it looks in landscape mode when compared to the stretched out look of the original. In addition, they've made it so you can change the theme at will and hitting the shift key gets you all CAPS keyboard while the orange key switches it to alternate characters. Although there's still room for improvement, we're confident that they will continue to fine tune things to make the experience seamless.


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source: WebOS Internals via PreCentral


WebOS on-screen keyboard continues to evolve

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


Palm rules! I'll be getting mine as soon as Palm wises up and puts it on Verizon.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 13:41

9. nalu808 (Posts: 39; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)


the 2nd fastest 3g network o yeah thats smart...why do you think they put it in sprint first...

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 19:58

12. tigermcm (Posts: 716; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


Too bad Verizon said they wont be doing the Pre anymore HA

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 00:49

2. E.N. (Posts: 2291; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


This is great for the Palm users and all, but I think that too much work is being put into this on screen keyboard. Wasn't the real keyboard one of the Pre's best attributes? I thought an on screen keyboard was a no-no to them at first. But I guess like Android with the G1, they realized sooner than later that an onscreen keyboard really is needed. I just think its weird considering all the bashing (not really on this site though) that all the Pre users were doing earlie.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 05:26

3. acipollo (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


The on screen keyboard is not made by Palm..

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 05:40

4. cjmorgan00 (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Sep 2009)


Verizon is Gay trust me i have touch pro2 for my work phone and hate it and have pre for personal and love it. Sprint is awsome and i cant seem to find any decent free apps on touch pro2 any help with that would be appreciated

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 07:55

5. tokuzumi (Posts: 275; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


forum.ppcgeeks.com and forum.xda-developers.com Those are some of the best pocket pc sites around. There's all kinds of good stuff there. Also, do a google search for windows mobile apps. Lots of stuff is available. Oh, and it's not really fair to compare the Pre to the TP2. They are different phones, for different purposes. Would Verizon still be gay if they had the pre, and it functioned the same as the Pre on Sprint?

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 08:26

6. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


NO.. only because it is hella cheaper on Sprint for service.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 08:42

8. Phoney (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Aug 2009)


I put my VZW account on hold and tried out the Pre on Sprint because of the Pre and just as much for the cheaper service... well, I cancelled on day 29 because I got dropped calls like it was 1999 and 3G service sucked. So, for me, VZW is worth the extra price for the excellent service.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 13:42

10. nalu808 (Posts: 39; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)


yes because verizons pre will not function the same we all know verizon bogs down there phones.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 13:44

11. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


let me guess you live in eastbum

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 08:29

7. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


If the phone was more sturdy I would get it but the way it is now and how butterfingered I am a pass is warranted at the moment

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