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INTEGRATION OF PHONE DIALPAD AND PHONE NUMBER CALL LOG ON ONE LCD SCREEN FOR WIRELESS HANDHELDS WITH VOICE PHONE FUNCTION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126827D
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

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Abstract

Integration of Phone Dialpad and Phone Number Call Log on One LCD Screen of Wireless Handhelds to offer a convenient navigation for immediate phone calls and quick log/address book access This idea is a method of providing a more friendly LCD user interface arrangement for Phone Dialpad and Call Log at the same time. Users have a hard time at the beginning of using the Phone feature of wireless handhelds communication devices. This invention attempts to solve this problem. Also, for LCD panels with more pixels (like 240x160, 240x240, 352x324), the existing Dialpad screen in PhoneApp uses a very small portion of the whole panel, wasting LCD pixel resource. This is another problem that this attempts to correct. Once when the Phone Application is entered/started, both DialPad and Call Log are available on one LCD screen (instead of two). The whole LCD screen is composed of banner area, dialpad area, and call log area. Dialpad Area is actively focused by default, ready for users to input phone numbers, then one click on “Enter” or “Thumbwheel” is able to make a call immediately. With an obvious Call Log indication on LCD, users know to select a phone number/name through navigation. If no phone numbers are inputted, one navigation step is enough to enter the Call Log area and actively select the first entry in the log. If some digits are inputted into Dialpad, two navigation steps are needed to enter Call Log area and actively select the first entry. At this area, Qwerty keyboard is interpreted for alphabet letters for quick searching of Call Log and Address Book. In both of the above cases, name phone number (e.g. 1-800-ROGERSTV) is inputted from Qwerty board the same way.

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  INTEGRATION OF PHONE DIALPAD AND PHONE NUMBER CALL LOG ON ONE LCD SCREEN FOR WIRELESS HANDHELDS WITH VOICE PHONE FUNCTION

Integration of Phone Dialpad and Phone Number Call Log on One LCD Screen of Wireless Handhelds to offer a convenient navigation for immediate phone calls and quick log/address book access

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    This idea is a method of providing a more friendly LCD user interface arrangement for Phone Dialpad and Call Log at the same time.

    Users have a hard time at the beginning of using the Phone feature of wireless handhelds communication devices. This invention attempts to solve this problem. Also, for LCD panels with more pixels (like 240x160, 240x240, 352x324), the existing Dialpad screen in PhoneApp uses a very small portion of the whole panel, wasting LCD pixel resource. This is another problem that this attempts to correct.

    Once when the Phone Application is entered/started, both DialPad and Call Log are available on one LCD screen (instead of two). The whole LCD screen is composed of banner area, dialpad area, and call log area. Dialpad Area is actively focused by default, ready for users to input phone numbers, then one click on "Enter" or "Thumbwheel" is able to make a call immediately.

    With an obvious Call Log indication on LCD, users know to select a phone number/name through navigation. If no phone numbers are inputted, one navigation step is enough to enter the Call Log area and actively select the first entry in the log. If some digits are inputted into Dialpad, two navigation steps are needed to enter Call Log area and actively select the first entry. At this area, Qwerty keyboard is interpreted for alphabet letters for quick searching of Call Log and Address Book. In both of th...