t.alex- You are right, the conventional keyboard has been around for along time when it even went through a litttle transformation from typewriter to electric typewriter and now on PC and its taking another transformation now in torch screen.
Many people even have professional training in using the conventional keyboard aand they have been using that for decades. Now comes the torch screen,it will really take some time to adjust and adapt to that with time and consistent use.
Susan- I agree with you on that too. I meant to say that some of the mobile devices that are still sort of big in size will consider going smaller and yet with more functions and as you rightly said-torch screen is here to stay.
Perhaps we are so used to the conventional keyboard we are not yet familiar with the touchscreen keyboard. With the conventional keyboard you can type without even looking at the keys. However for touchscreen, you may need to check where is the key once in a while.
Adenji - Yes. I am not sure if phones will go smaller, though. They went smalller, some went really small for some time. Then the smart phones came to the picture and came bigger again. But the touch screen is here to stay.
pocharle - You'd better set your ways pretty soon. :) Yes, touchscreens are and will be more and more common. It's a good idea to adapt. Smartphones and tablets are just starting a new era in the devices we'll have available.
Not too bad but I'm young & not set in my ways. So it was frustrating in the beginning but as the touchscreens improve their response & sensitivity over the years, I find them easier to work with. I came to the conclusion that I had to get comfortable with them since almost all pocket-sized devices nowadays have at least half touchscreen functionality.
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