The Lenovo IdeaPad U8 has certainly caputred some attention with its styling and form factor, and I know I’m not the only one scratching my head about the keypad choice. Using a numeric keypad or T9 as it is called struck me (and still strikes me as odd), but over on Symbian-Guru.com, Dotsix has written a post that at least offers some interesting info on the T9 form factor that is worth considering. Steve “Chippy” Paine points out in his post linking to the Symbian-Guru article that the numeric keypad is very popular in the Asian markets and is peferred to the QWERTY approach. I don’t think I’ll ever become a T9 keyboard user, but it is good to have more info on that choice.
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