Keyboard Idea

Discussion in 'iPad Rumors and Pre-release Hype' started by shortperson1026, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. shortperson1026

    shortperson1026 Active Member

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    It's been a critical topic in my opinion, and I just had an idea for keyboard input.

    Imagine holding a ten inch tablet similar to how you would hold an iPod Touch.

    A virtual keyboard spanning the whole screen would be impossible to use, and a smaller keyboard in the middle would be extremely uncomfortable and unnatural for usage.

    My solution? Split the keyboard in half.

    Since the user would be holding the tablet with two hands, leaving the thumbs free, it's only natural that the keyboard gets divided into two and put on both sides of the screen.

    Half of a qwerty keyboard would be on one side, and half would be on the other. The keyboard would be scaled down so you could comfortably and easily reach the desired key.

    I'll create a render of what I mean tomorrow, but I was wondering what you think of this idea? It's easier than typing on the screen with all 10 fingers and easier than typing on a small virtual keyboard with our index fingers.
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    i love that idea that would work really well
  3. Ari.

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    thats a pretty good idea actually

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    all the god ideas are the obvious ones know one thinks off lol
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    maybe this whole tablet idea might actually take off if apple uses good ideas like that one.
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    i think thats a cool idea, but i gues it will be 2 kinds of keyboards. 1 like your idea, and 1 full keyboard, if youre at home and the tablet is on the table
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    Sounds very plausible, would you have the keyboard the same size as a long one on an iphone? I would not be surprised if they did this, it is supposed to be very portable.
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    So, the same basic idea as this?

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    Of course, with a touch screen and not a phone and everything...
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    This is exactly what I mean!

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    It would also be cool if you could adjust the position of each half on the screen.
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    If they could make a phone like that that didn't look sh*t I'd buy it.

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