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A Perfect Physical Keyboard

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by xmetl, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. xmetl

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    hey everyone, there are not many android phone with good keyboards so i did a bit of research on other keyboards and i think i may have come up with the best designed keyboard layout for an Android phone ever, i drew both of these designs with ms Paint and i want to know what you guys think. also if you have a better idea or something that should be changed post something :)

    http://s992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/xmetl/?action=view&current=xmetlkeyboard1.png

    http://s992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/xmetl/?action=view&current=xmetlkeyboard2.png
     

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    Whats the point of the control key?

    Also, no voice input key, menu key, or search key.
     
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    I assume for shortcuts. My old Nokia Symbian phone used the standard edit shortcuts (like ctrl + c). I'm not sure if Android utilizes those though.

    But yes, it does need at least a menu key at the bare minimum.
     
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    IMO the "perfect" keyboard is more about feel than just the placement of the keys.
     
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    humm I am looking at my keyboard on my Lg eve and don't really see any difference with the pictures.

    I guess my keyboard is near perfection. Too bad the rest of the phone is far from that.
     
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    i dont see a purpose in having a search or menu key, you may as well just use the buttons below the screen, not having search menu and home key saves up a lot of room
     
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    for shortcuts to make it easier to copy and paste and more, (ex. ctrl-c is copy) i have not seen any Android phone with a feature like this but it is never to late to add it, in gingerbread or something later, it would be helpful
     
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    idk, the buttons look small and i personally hate buttons with multiple characters on them. and while its possible to add the ctrl+cmd to do short cuts, since its not nativly supported to my knowing wouldnt it be easier to find a whole better solution?

    also are these desgins for just full keyboards? if they are ment as touchscreen they look way to cramped, and i always felt full keyboards were to cramped.
     
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    the title says "Physical" keyboards so idk you figure it out
     
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    lol, the very first android phone, the htc dream/g1 is the only android to have a perfect keyboard, 5 rows, dedicated number row, well spaced, 2 shift and alt keys, ect...

    hopefully the htc vision will be the first real successor to the dream.
     

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