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ipod/iphone physical keyboard

06-28-2009, 06:06 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 47
ipod/iphone physical keyboard

do you reckon with the new release of the 3.0 sdk and all the api's in-particular landscape keyboard in apps and device developement it will be possible to create a physical keyboard that is open source to be used for applications

for example emails, notes, word processing
possibly slide out combined to a case or connected to a gamepad

please give your views

if this is in the wrong the please move it

Thank you
06-28-2009, 07:12 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: App Tech Studios, USA
Posts: 1,363
I think the cool thing about the iDevice is the touch screen. If seems silly to get a touch screen and then add on a physical keyboard.

06-28-2009, 07:30 PM
#3
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Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by WellSpentYouth View Post
I think the cool thing about the iDevice is the touch screen. If seems silly to get a touch screen and then add on a physical keyboard.
but just for speed of typing i love the touchscreen keyboard but it gets frustrating at times
06-28-2009, 08:04 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,045
Go get a blackberry
06-28-2009, 08:20 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by HardcoreEricXXX View Post
Go get a blackberry
no iphone is great for games now try play bia or ttr on your precious blackberry
06-28-2009, 08:34 PM
#6
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Location: Virginia
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dewy666 View Post
no iphone is great for games now try play bia or ttr on your precious blackberry
Get an iPod touch
06-28-2009, 09:08 PM
#7
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Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by HardcoreEricXXX View Post
Get an iPod touch
i have one but i meant for this thread to be a discussion about the idea of an external physical keyboard not just saying get this get that
06-28-2009, 09:13 PM
#8
Joined: May 2009
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
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I would never consider an external physical keyboard if one were available. I find the virtual keyboard in conjunction with the automatic spelling correction to be pretty efficient and I wouldn't want my device any larger by adding a bulky physical keyboard to it.

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06-28-2009, 10:11 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2009
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We don't want one. That defeats the purpose of the touchscreen. I type faster on my iPhones touchscreen than any physical keyboard. You just have to use it a lot and get used to it.
06-28-2009, 10:44 PM
#10
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I'm totally used to using the virtual keyboard on my iPod now, it seems rather pointless to learn over how to use a small tiny keyboard attached to the device I'm trying to listen to music or play games on.
It's definitely possible, but why bother when the whole point is the touch screen?

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