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    Palm needs an additional form factor other than the Pre.

    Assuming Palm designers read these forums please consider the following when coming up with a new design.

    Optimize design for ONE HAND COMPUTING: I'm not convinced the touchscreen is the most efficient way to go, it may seem cool to pinch and drag but it currently takes 2 hands (one to hold device and the other to pinch and drag) to perform this operation.

    - how about a slider (gesture area) to zoom. (similiar to HTC)
    - optimize keyboard for one hand typing. I've never tried it before but a company redesigned the keyboard to minimize finger movement to type, I think the company is called something like flity,flitey?
    - make the screen as large as possible but still able to fit in pocket. (4"?)
    - don't be afraid to use scroll wheels on side of device
    - trackball to move around screen?

    Its my opinion that whichever company optimizes their phone for one hand computing is going to lead the pack.
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    I know i'm going to be sorry I asked ... but what are you planning on doing with the other hand?
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    driving of course!
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    The Pre is also quite top-heavy when using one-handed. Treo is much better balanced for one-handed use. I find it to be PERFECT for one-handed use, with the menu key, and the D-pad. And yes, I agree pinch and zoom is annoying when trying to use one-handed.
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    Agree the pre is top heavy, also the slider keyboard is definately not one hand friendly, sliding it open adds an extra step. It also places the keyboard on a lower plane than the rest of the phone causing the thumb to reach down and in. Very uncomfortable.
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    long as there is an actual keyboard i could care less. actually anything else is icing on the cake.

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