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1. WO2003023593 - NAVIGATION METHOD, PROGRAM PRODUCT AND DEVICE FOR PRESENTING INFORMATION IN A USER INTERFACE

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CLAIMS
1. A method for managing separate collections of information and/or functions with a device comprising at least a display, an input device and software means for receiving controlling instructions from said input device for controlling said display, wherein the method comprises the steps of:
characteri zed in that while being in a first operating mode, the method comprises the steps of:
displaying said collections on said display;
moving from one collection to another, when detecting first predefined orientation control instructions with said software means from said input device;
moving within one collection when detecting second predefined orientation control instructions with said software means from said input device; and
while moving within one collection, changing the operating mode to second operating mode when one col-lection and/or function is selected.
2. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that said collections are organized to a linear stack the collection order remaining the same all the time.
3. The method according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that only one collection is visible at a time on said display.
4. The method according to any of the claims 1, 2 or 3, characterized in that scrolling one collection vertically on said display when detecting second predefined orientation control instructions with said software means from said input device.
5. The method according to any of the claims 1, 2, 3 or 4, characteri zed in that when be-ing in said second operating mode, the method further comprises the steps of: forming a menu on said display, said menu being possibly wider than said display area;
moving within said menu when detecting first pre- . defined orientation control instructions with said software means from said input device; and
selecting a menu item of said menu with said input device .
6. The method according to claim 5, cha acteri zed in that when being in said second op-erating mode, the method further comprises the steps of:
scrolling one collection vertically on said display when detecting second predefined orientation control instructions with said software means from said input device, said menu being visible all the time on said display; and
selecting a menu item of said menu with said input device, the selection becoming visible on said display.
7. The method according to any of the claims

1, 2, 3 or 4, characterized in that when being in said first operating mode, the method further comprises the step of :
while moving vertically within one collection, moving from one collection to another when detecting first predefined orientation control instructions with said software means from said input device .
8. The method according to claim 5 or 6, characteri zed in that when being in said second operating mode, the method further comprises the step of :
displaying a key grid on said display;
setting one of the keys active key;
moving among key grid items based on the orienta-tion control instructions of said input device; and
selecting a key grid item by taping said input device.

9. The method according to any of the claims 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8, characteri zed in that the width of one collection is determined by the width of said display.
10. The method according to any of the claims

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, characteri zed in that the length of one collection is not limited.
11. The method according to any of the claims 1, 4, 5, 6, or 7, characteri zed in that :
causing a horizontal movement with said input device corresponds to first predefined orientation control instructions; and
causing a vertical movement with said input device corresponds to second predefined orientation control instructions.
12. The method according to any of the claims 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 11, characteri zed in that adjusting the speed of said horizontal or vertical movements on said display in said first or said second operating mode on the basis of the acceleration factor of the movement on said input device .
13. The method according to any of the claims 1, 5 or 6, characterized , in that said selection of an item in said first or said second operating mode is indicated by taping said input device.
14. The method according to claim 5 or 6, characterized in that in said second operating mod :
rejecting or approving information on said display by a third or fourth predefined orientation movement; and
confirming the action by taping said input device.
15. The method according to any of the claims 1 - 14, characterized in that said input de-vice is a touch pad.
16. A program product arranged in a device that executes the program steps recorded in a com- puter-readable medium to manage separate collections of information and/or functions with said device, said device comprising at least a display and an input device for controlling said device,
characteri zed in that the program product comprises:
a recordable medium; and
a program of computer-readable instructions to perform the method comprising the steps of:
displaying said collections on said display;
moving from one collection to another when detecting first predefined orientation control instructions from said input device;
moving within one collection when detecting second predefined orientation control instructions from said input device; and
while moving within one collection, changing the operating mode to second operating mode when one collection and/or function is selected.
17. The program product according to claim

16, characterized in that said collections are organized to a linear stack the collection order remaining the same all the time.
18. The program product according to claim 16 or 17, characteri zed in that only one collection is visible at a time on said display.
19. The program product according to any of the claims claim 16, 17 or 18, characterized in that scrolling one collection vertically on said display when detecting second predefined orientation control instructions with said software means from said input device .
20. The program product according to any of the claims 16, 17, 18 or 19, characterized in that when being in said second operating mode:
forming a menu within said display, said menu being possibly wider than said display area;

moving within said menu when detecting first predefined orientation control instructions from said input device; and
selecting a menu item of said menu with said input device.
21. The program product according to claim 20, characteri zed in that when being in said second operating mode:
scrolling one collection vertically when detecting second predefined orientation control instructions from said input device, said menu being visible all . the time on said display; and
selecting a menu item of said menu with said input device, the selection becoming visible on said dis-play.
22. The program product according to any of the claims 16, 17, 18 or 19, characterized in that when being in said first operating mode:
while moving vertically within one collection, moving from one collection to another when detecting first predefined orientation control instructions from said input device.
23. The program product according to claim 20 or 21, characterized in that when being in said second operating mode, the method further comprises the step of:
displaying a key grid on said display;
setting one of the keys active key;
moving among key grid items based on the orienta-tioή control instructions of said input device; and selecting a key grid item by taping said input de^-vice.
24. The program product according to any of the claims 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 or 23, char-acteri zed in that the width of on collection is determined by the width of said display.

25. The program product according to any of the claims 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 or 24, characterized in that the length of one collection is not limited.
26. The program product according to any of the claims 16, 19, 20, 21 or 22, c h a r a c - terized in that :
causing a horizontal movement with said input device corresponds to first predefined orientation con-trol instructions; and
causing a vertical movement with said input device corresponds to second predefined orientation control instructions.
27. The program product according to any of the claims 16, 19, 20, 21, 23 or 26, charac teri zed in that adjusting the speed of said horizontal or vertical movements on said display in said first or said second operating mode on the basis of the acceleration factor of the movement on said input device.
28. The program product according to any of the claims 16, 19 or 20, characterized in that said selection of an item in said first, or said second operating mode is indicated by taping said in-put device.
29. The program product according to claim 20 or 21, characteri zed in that in said second operating mode:
rejecting or approving information on said display by a third or fourth predefined orientation movement; and
confirming the action by taping said input device.
30. The program product according to any of the claims 16 - 29, characterized in that said input device is a touch pad.
31. A hand-held device comprising at least a housing, electronic circuitry located in said housing, a program product for executing user actions, said program product comprising separate collections of information and/or functions, and a display presenting said actions,
characterized in that said device comprises :
the user interface comprising a combined navigation and selection input device, wherein displaying said collections on said display; wherein when moving towards first predefined orientation on said surface, moving from one collection to another in said program, product, wherein when moving towards second predefined orientation on said surface, moving within one collection of said program product, wherein while moving within one collection of said program product, changing the operating mode to second operating mode when one collection and/or function is selected in said program product .
32. The hand-held device according to claim 31, characteri zed in that said collections are organized to a linear stack the collection order remaining the same all the time.
33. The hand-held device according to claim 31 or 32, characteri zed in that only one collection is visible at a time on said display.
34. The hand-held device according to any of the claims 31, 32 or 33, characterized in that scrolling one collection vertically on said display when detecting second predefined orientation con-trol instructions with said software means from said input device.
35. The hand-held device according to any of the claims 31, 32, 33 or 34, characterized in that when being in said second operating mode:
forming a menu on the display, said menu being possibly wider than said display area;

moving within said menu when moving towards first predefined orientation on said surface; and
selecting a menu item of said menu with said input, device.
36. The hand-held device according to claim

35, characteri zed in that when being in said second operating mode:
scrolling one collection vertically on said display when moving towards second predefined orientation on said surface, said menu being visible all the time; and
selecting a menu item with said input device, the selection becoming visible on the display.
37. The hand-held device according to any of the claims 31, 32, 33 or 34, characterized in that when being in said first operating mode:
while moving vertically within one collection, moving from one collection to another when detecting first predefined orientation control instructions from said input device.
38. The hand-held device according to claim 35 or 36, characterized in that when being in said second operating mode, the method further comprises the step of:
displaying a key. grid on said display;
setting one of the keys active key;
moving among key grid items based on the orientation control instructions of said input device; and
selecting a key grid item by taping said input de-vice.
39. The hand-held device according to according to any of the claims 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 or 38, characterized in that the width of one collection is determined by the width of said display.
40. The hand-held device according to according to any of the claims 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37., 38 or 39, characterized in that the length of one collection is not limited.
41. The hand-held device according to any of the claims 31, 34, 35, 36 or 37, c h a r a c -t e r i z e d in that :
causing a horizontal movement with said input device corresponds to first predefined orientation control instructions; and
causing a vertical movement with said input device corresponds to second predefined orientation control instructions.
42. The hand-held device according to any of the claims 31, 35, 36, 37, 38 or 41, charac teri zed in that adjusting the speed of said hori-zontal or vertical movements on said display in said first or said second operating mode on the basis of the acceleration factor of the movement on said input device .
. 43. The hand-held device according to any of the claims 31, 35 or 36, characterized in that said selection of an item in said first or said second operating mode is indicated by taping said surface.
44. The hand-held device according to claim 35 or 36, characteri zed in that in said second operating mode:
rejecting or approving information on said display by a third or fourth predefined orientation movement on said surface; and
confirming the action by taping said surface.
45. The hand-held device according to any of the claims 31 - 44, characterized in that said input device is a touch pad.
46. The hand-held device according to any of the claims 31 - 45, characterized in that said device is a mobile phone.

47. The hand-held device according to any of the claims 31 - 46, characteri zed in that said device is a personal digital assistant.