The new Blackberry ... New keyboard style

15 Sep 2004 - 2:31pm
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George Schneiderman <schneidg at earthlink.net> wrote:

>The basic interaction paradigm is also very powerful, although none
>of the native applications really exploit it that much. Basically you
>access a list of available commands by clicking the trackwheel (which
>is also used for scrolling). The command list is context sensitive with
>respect to the current selection and the system state, which means that
>you can provide a lot of different commands from a single screen without
>requiring lots of scrolling through possible commands. (It's a lot like
>right-clicking, expcept that this is the main means of navigation.)

Sounds like a modal interface. Probably a reasonable tradeoff in a tiny
device.

Sam Saal
ssaal at sonic.net

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