Anyone doubting the use of mobile phones (in English) as a text
messaging platform, should check out this story.
Eric Ulevik wrote:
> From: Zimran Ahmed [mailto:zimran_at_creativegood.com]
> 10-key seems fine for many people. I have also seen some nice
> implementations where the phone has a toggle at the top that reduces
> text-entry on a 10-key to a single key entry (2=A, toggle up + 2 =B,
> toggle down + 2 = C). Difficult text entry has not seemed to slow down
> any of the millions of avid texters in Europe or Asia, and improving text
> entry on small devices is *not* going to help them in the US. there are
> other, more pressing problems.
> Modern Nokia phones have an in-built dictionary. If the word is wrong press
> '*' for the next word. So for 'quake' instead of 778825533 you only need
> enter 78253*.
> This works very well, keeping it to almost one key per letter.
> Eric Ulevik
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