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1. (WO2005109644) REDUCED KEYPAD FOR PREDICTIVE INPUT

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/109644    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/005013
Publication Date: Nov 17, 2005 International Filing Date: Feb 17, 2005
IPC: B41J 5/08
G09G 5/00
H03K 17/94
H03M 11/00
H04M 1/00
H04M 3/00
H04M 9/00
Applicants: WILDSEED LTD.
SALMAN, Majeed, D.
ENGSTROM, G., Eric
Inventors: SALMAN, Majeed, D.
ENGSTROM, G., Eric
Title: REDUCED KEYPAD FOR PREDICTIVE INPUT
Abstract:
An apparatus (600) is provided with a first (635) and a second (645) plurality of input keys. At least some input keys of the first plurality of input keys are associated with both a numeric value and a first set of alphabetic values, and arranged in a first alphabetic keypad layout based on their respective first sets of alphabetic values. The second plurality of input keys are positioned adjacent to the first plurality of input keys. At least some input keys of the second plurality of input keys are associated with at least one alphabetic value, and arranged in a second alphabetic keypad layout. At least some of the input keys of the first plurality of input keys have a second set of alphabetic values that is used as part of the second alphabetic keypad layout and at least some of the input keys of the first and second pluralities of input keys are arranged to provide a reduced group of words generated by a predictive text input routine for an input key sequence entered by a user.