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Old 07-26-2004, 08:30 PM
Janak Parekh
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Default Flash Animation On The iPAQ hx4700 Touchpad

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.synaptics.com/flash/navpoint_demo.swf' target='_blank'>http://www.synaptics.com/flash/navpoint_demo.swf</a><br /><br /></div>Curious how the hx4700's touchpad works? Check out this informative little Flash video. The good news is that it has two modes: a "dpad-like" mode as well as the expected cursor/touchpad navigation mode.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/parekh-20040726-NavPoint.jpg" />
 
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:35 PM
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My one question is whether the touchpad mode recalibrates after switching from portrait to landscape. I'm still not sold on this idea on a ppc yet. I'm gonna have to give it a try.
 
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:40 PM
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like i said before. On a crowded moving train in nyc....this makes the device a hell of alot more usable than the crappy d pads.
 
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:40 PM
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the flash animation makes the ipaq look huge compared to the hand. almost too huge
 
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:45 PM
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like i said before. On a crowded moving train in nyc....this makes the device a hell of alot more usable than the crappy d pads.
ONLY if you have a seat. I don't really see how this would work if you only had one hand free.
 
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:50 PM
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By using your thumb?
 
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:52 PM
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Well, it seems to me that this is going to be my next baby
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:55 PM
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Did anyone notice that during the solitare demonstration, the cursor hangs off the bottom of the screen? :lol:

Seriously, I can't wait to try this in person. If done right, this could revolutionize PPC control.
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:57 PM
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I'm not sure whether or not this is something I need. But, I know I've been using Synaptics pads for about eight or nine years and I consider them the best in the touchpad area. In fact, didn't they buy out one of their competitors a few years ago?
 
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Old 07-26-2004, 09:00 PM
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The pad operates much like a laptop touchpad I have on my IBM Thinkpad. There is a "Navigation" mode which turns the pad into a standard 4 direction pad but I'm curious how games respond to the repeat rate when it's touched/pressed. It's nice to have options on either using the screen or the pad. I wish more laptops would have a touchscreen!

I think overall, I think this is a positive. It gives a PPC more control when it comes to single hand use, especially in landscape mode. Someone brought this up before but imagine a new MP3 player program that utilizes the pad kinda like the iPod??

Also, I think this sorta compensates for a lack of a jog wheel. I can see myself using a browser (IE apparently doesn't cut it anymore) and no longer needing to tap the d-pad repeatedly or tap+hold the scroll bar. Just tap and drag the touchpad, that's it! Of course this would be in landscape mode. Why would you browse a site in portrait if you have landscape?
 
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