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  1. Network Marketing Today
    Feb 10 - 8:35 am

    I agree with you. But there is a lot of research about the best way to input information on a device, not sure why G1 isn’t improving on that.

  2. krye
    Feb 10 - 8:42 am

    I too never had a smart phone. The iPhone ism y first and I can’t imagine using a physical keyboard. Also, I think they look like crap. I have not seen one phone with a keyboard that looks good. I think they are just ugly by design.

  3. Steve Grenier
    Feb 10 - 10:52 am

    I’ve been predicting the end of keyboards for awhile now. Something so primitive was never meant to last, I mean actually having to press down a button to make something happen? Not in my Sci-Fi world. It’ll start with the mobile devices, then eventually spread to the desktop arena, but that will take some time and a revolutionary way to control a computer. But they won’t last, especially in mobile devices

  4. Barron
    Feb 10 - 10:59 am

    The G1 is my first smartphone, and I have gotten pretty adept at the keyboard. Whenever I am at an Apple store, I try the touch-screen keyboard, and just can’t use it. I guess it just takes practice. I think old fashioned keyboards will last a while yet, at least on the desktop. I rest my hand on the physical keys quite a bit. It would seem fatiguing to have to hover your fingers for a while. Sorta like if the gas pedal didn’t have any resistance, your shin muscle would get tired pretty quickly. But maybe if there is another sensitivity setting on touch keyboards, that would help.

  5. Jacob
    Feb 10 - 12:21 pm

    Down with touchscreen keyboards! I like the feedback of actual keys. :)

  6. Michael
    Feb 10 - 3:42 pm

    @Jacob

    And yet you OWN an iPhone…what does that say about you? :P

  7. Michael B.
    Feb 10 - 3:48 pm

    I used a Treo 680 for about a year before I got the iPhone 3G and I must say that I do not miss the physical keyboard one bit.

    Just my $.02

  8. shaun
    Feb 10 - 4:13 pm

    i see regular keyboards with LED displays on each key so each key will change depending on the application. So if you hit CAPS, all the letters become capitalized. If you are using a video editing application, then editing keys will be displayed. Think of how you could produce music in Garage Band if the keys changed for different instruments.

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