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Autonomic switching of data entry modes for devices with limited input

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033438D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Dec-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

For devices with limited input mechanisms, such as mobile phones, entering data can be onerous and time-consuming. This article presents an enhancement to the T9 predictive text input technology which can increase the speed and efficiency of data input. Through the use of input masks, the mobile device can be made to switch automatically between alpha and numeric entry modes, eliminating the need for the user to make this switch manually.