More Than a Century Old, the Qwerty Keyboard Is Ripe for Reinvention
Cramped on a tiny, flat screen with nondelineated keys, the Qwerty keyboard is ripe for smartphone makeover. Typing on a keyboard one-fifth the standard size can be slow, awkward and — as illustrated on sometimes humorous autocorrect failure blogs — riddled with inaccuracies.
As consumers increasingly expect pocket-sized gadgets to be full-powered computing devices, companies big and small are reimagining a more elegant human computer interface. This season’s smartphones from Samsung, Apple and Research In Motion all have larger screens than their predecessors with a focus on making it easier to create content instead of simply consuming it.