Technology’s Cutting Edge: Virtual Keyboards

I acquired a Nexus One when it came out thanks to a kind friend. Up until that point, I had been using a Smartphone with a built in QWERTY/QWERTZ keyboard for several years. In fact, one reason I never got an iPhone was the virtual keyboard. 

But now I’ve switched and grown accustomed to the virtual keyboard since I like my phone. I still don’t like the virtual keyboard. But I am getting more comfortable with it. Does anyone else have opinions on this? I would go back to a real keyboard phone in a heartbeat if they sold a GSM version I liked.

Take a look at what the Wall Street Journal’s Katherine Boehret tells Simon Constable and Julia Angwin about all of this.


P.S. – I use the virtual keyboard Swype that they discuss. It’s good except when swiping upper left to bottom right when you can’t see the letters. But the keyboard accuracy when just pecking keys instead of swiping needs work.

  1. The Professor says

    This technology was first reported on MSNBC back in 2000 timeframe. This is not cutting edge technology, but its demand is starting to pick up.

    1. Edward Harrison says

      Are you talking Swype or virtual keyboards? Virtual keyboards have been around for a while but only still seem to be catching on – particularly anti keyboard peck software like Skype. But saying these things have been around for ten years would be like saying the Newton was the precursor to the iPad. Perhaps it was, but its a whole different animal today.

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