"Study": Apple iPhone Touch Screen Doesn't Improve Typing Efficiency…At First


In July, Chicago-based User Centric, a usability consultancy, gathered 20 mobile phone users who send at least 15 text messages a week and came to the conclusion that the Apple iPhone's touch screen does not improve typing efficiency. Respondents with QWERTY keyboards supposedly couldn't type nearly as fast with an iPhone than they could on their own phones, but folks with traditional numeric keypads typed at roughly the same speed on their phones as they did on an iPhone, according to User Centric.

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