But they're smaller, because they do away with the Kindle's thumb keyboard
. Instead, they have the infrared-sensor E Ink touch screens that debuted on much more expensive Sony e-readers.
Clearly, the Logitech keyboard is a bit small for touch-typing, but as a thumb keyboard
it looks pretty good.
(2008) correct physical thumb keyboard
typing errors using a machine-learning algorithm.
REDFLY's 800x480-pixel display, keyboard and touchpad allow the mobile workforce to interact with the smartphone's software, using a laptop-like environment instead of the normal small screen and thumb keyboard
The device features an alphanumeric QWERTY thumb keyboard
for fast typing, a touch-screen display and a five-way navigation scroll wheel allowing convenient one-handed navigation through menus and emails.
The mini-wireless computer, with a 320x240 grayscale screen, runs on a rechargeable battery, has built-in speaker and audio jacks and uses a thumb keyboard
. A 24-unit classroom stows away easily in its small recharging case, Claire Yoshida, principal at Konawaena Elementary School, says students are familiar with small gaming devices and can thumb information quickly.
Each handheld device has built-in 802.11 wireless capability, 16MB of RAM, a rechargeable battery, a built-in speaker and stereo audio jack for headphones, a thumb keyboard
, and a 320 x 240 grayscale display.
One alternative is the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h6300 with a snap-on thumb keyboard
and a larger screen.
Smaller and lighter than its main rival, Handspring/Orange's superb Treo 600, Vodafone's new BlackBerry 7100v doesn't use the thumb keyboard
that made the original units famous - and mutt-ugly!
Features include built in wireless (802.1] b, Bluetooth and GSM--global system for mobile communications), digital camera, thumb keyboard
, MP3 and video playback, memo recorder, Intel 400-megahertz (MHz) processor, 64 Mb of RAM and a 320 x 320 pixel display.
The phone doesn't have the handy thumb keyboard
like the Treo 600 does, but there's a virtual keypad that, at least for me, works just as well.
The thumb keyboard
has a sad aspect, the threat to handwriting traditions, whether Asian or Western.