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System and Method of Backlight Keypad Feedback for Mobile Devices with Disambiguation Software

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130513D
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

On certain mobile devices with disambiguation software, if a user is typing fast, he/she needs check the display (i.e., LCD) to see if the disambiguation software has correctly predicted the word they enter. This eye movement and mind switching might take a lot of user time. The proposed solution is to implement a feedback method. With this feedback method, the user just looks at the keypad as he/she types, and only if the backlight of the keypad blinks does he/she look at the display. This enables much faster typing. The feedback might be set to be activated only when the user hits the Spacebar/Enter key and/or if the disambiguation software returns one or more predicted option for that word.

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KEYPAD BACKLIGHT FEEDBACK

System and Method of Backlight Keypad Feedback for

Mobile

Devices with Disambiguation Software

Disclosed Anonymously

On certain mobile devices with disambiguation software, if a user is typing fast, he/she needs check the display (i.e., LCD) to see if the disambiguation software has correctly predicted the word they enter. This eye movement and mind switching might take a lot of user time.

The proposed solution is to implement a feedback method. With this feedback method, the user just looks at the keypad as he/she types, and only if the backlight of the keypad blinks does he/she look at the display.

This enables much faster typing. The feedback might be set to be activated only when the user hits the Spacebar/Enter key and/or if the disambiguation software returns one or more predicted option for that word.