Arching on-screen keyboard might debut in Windows Phone 8
posted by Nick T. / Jul 02, 2012, 5:52 AM
Now, here's a possible Windows Phone 8 feature that was not mentioned during the platform's announcement – a redesigned on-screen keyboard optimized for single-handed use. Too unlikely, you say? Well, not really. Back in June of 2011, we had a leak indicating that a "next gen soft keyboard" made for one handed input was being planned for Apollo. This photo, which was allegedly obtained from a leaked Microsoft Research presentation, shows what the said virtual keyboard might look like, if it happens to be real.
Yet who knows, if done right, this arching keyboard might actually work just fine once you get the hang of it. And if you don't need it, switching back to the old one should not be too hard. What do you, guys and girls, think? Do you think such a keyboard will be comfortable to use? Let us know by dropping a comment.
why the complexities? the current keypad is just fine. and anyway such a keyboard will require the phone to identify which hand the user is using to type-i dont type with a particular hand all the time..it depends. but if the phone somehow identifies if the right or the left or both hands are being used then such a feature might come in handy.
posted on Jul 02, 2012, 8:21 AM 0
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Its ideal for one hand typing, of course it is more suitable for large phones or people with small hands that can't reach across the screen to type with one hand. As for left and right hands, I'm pretty sure it will come with a setting to switch between the two.
posted on Jul 02, 2012, 12:30 PM 1
what i mean to say is suppose i'm typing and suddenly i need to switch my phone over to the other hand. so i dont want to be meddling with crappy settings in the midst of the typing. and anyway how would the phone be able to guess which hand i'm using, if the manual settings are to be skipped?
posted on Jul 02, 2012, 1:19 PM 0
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