GB2456957A - Handheld electronic device having multiple axis input device and selectable input mode indicator, and associated method - Google Patents

Handheld electronic device having multiple axis input device and selectable input mode indicator, and associated method Download PDF

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GB2456957A
GB2456957A GB0908437A GB0908437A GB2456957A GB 2456957 A GB2456957 A GB 2456957A GB 0908437 A GB0908437 A GB 0908437A GB 0908437 A GB0908437 A GB 0908437A GB 2456957 A GB2456957 A GB 2456957A
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Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
Zaheen Somani
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BlackBerry Ltd
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
    • G06F3/023Arrangements for converting discrete items of information into a coded form, e.g. arrangements for interpreting keyboard generated codes as alphanumeric codes, operand codes or instruction codes
    • G06F3/0233Character input methods
    • G06F3/0237Character input methods using prediction or retrieval techniques
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
    • G06F3/033Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor
    • G06F3/0354Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user, e.g. mice, trackballs, pens or joysticks; Accessories therefor with detection of 2D relative movements between the device, or an operating part thereof, and a plane or surface, e.g. 2D mice, trackballs, pens or pucks
    • G06F3/03547Touch pads, in which fingers can move on a surface
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/03Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
    • G06F3/041Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
    • H04M1/725Cordless telephones
    • H04M1/72519Portable communication terminals with improved user interface to control a main telephone operation mode or to indicate the communication status
    • H04M1/72522With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality
    • H04M1/72547With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality with interactive input/output means for internally managing multimedia messages
    • H04M1/72552With means for supporting locally a plurality of applications to increase the functionality with interactive input/output means for internally managing multimedia messages for text messaging, e.g. sms, e-mail
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2250/00Details of telephonic subscriber devices
    • H04M2250/58Details of telephonic subscriber devices including a multilanguage function
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2250/00Details of telephonic subscriber devices
    • H04M2250/70Details of telephonic subscriber devices methods for entering alphabetical characters, e.g. multi-tap or dictionary disambiguation

Abstract

A method of enabling input into a handheld electronic device comprises outputting an input mode indicator comprising a representation of an operative input method language as a first characteristic of a current input mode and further comprising a representation of a second characteristic of the current input mode, detecting an input from a multiple-axis input device as being a selection input with respect to the input mode indicator and, responsive thereto, enabling the current input mode to be changed.
GB0908437A 2006-11-10 2007-11-09 Handheld electronic device having multiple axis input device and selectable input mode indicator, and associated method Expired - Fee Related GB2456957B (en)

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EP06123890A EP1921542A1 (en) 2006-11-10 2006-11-10 Handheld electronic device having selectable input mode indicator and method therefor
US11/831,531 US20080114585A1 (en) 2006-11-10 2007-07-31 Handheld Electronic Device Having Multiple-Axis Input Device and Selectable Input Mode Indicator, and Associated Method
PCT/CA2007/002021 WO2008055359A1 (en) 2006-11-10 2007-11-09 Handheld electronic device having multiple-axis input device and selectable input mode indicator, and associated method

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GB2456957A true GB2456957A (en) 2009-08-05
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US6741232B1 (en) * 2002-01-23 2004-05-25 Good Technology, Inc. User interface for a data processing apparatus
WO2006062579A1 (en) * 2004-12-03 2006-06-15 Motorola Inc. Automatic language selection for writing text messages on a handheld device based on a prefered language of the recipient
CA2541566A1 (en) * 2006-03-31 2007-09-30 Research In Motion Limited Handheld electronic device including indication of a selected data source, and associated method

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