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USER CONFIGURED SIDE BUTTONS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007377D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Colleen Schembri: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Drawings by Sue Weatherwax Abstract: With the introduction of portable radios with buttons along 2 sides of the radio, Motorola is able to offer convenience features to left handed users by allowing modification of the definition of the side buttons from thefront keypad of the unit.

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MO7VROLA Technical Developments Volume 24 March 1995

USER CONFIGURED SIDE BUTTONS

by Colleen Schembri and William Pence

Drawings by Sue Weatherwax

  Abstract: With the introduction of portable radios with buttons along 2 sides of the radio, Motorola is able to offer convenience features to left handed users by allowing modification of the definition of the side buttons from thefront keypad of the unit.

  This article details a feature providing additional levels ofcustomer delight by allowing the radio user the unique opportunity to personalize a radio by changing the definition of the side buttons of the radio. Most often, the side buttons for a digital port- able radio will consist of a PTT and a function but- ton on one side, with volume up and down buttons on the opposite side. (See Figure 1.)

  By providing the user with the ability to change the definition of the side buttons, left handed users (or users who prefer a different arrangement of Vol- ume and PTT) are given the ability to personalize their radio to their liking.

  Upon pressing the OK soft key to enter the "Configure Side Buttons" menu screen, the user will be presented with a display showing the current con- figuration of the side buttons, along with a ~
sotI key and an EXITl sotI key. (See Figure 2.) The ~ soft key will swap the side button configu-

ration and display the new configuration. Pressing the iREVRS sob key repeatedly will cause the dis-

play to alternate between the displays shown in Fig- ures 2 and...