The world of TenGO

I really can not say enough about TenGO. This is an amazing piece of software, a really out-of-the-box experience that lets touchscreen users to type up to 75wpm. You can check their Flash demo here.

Now, what really got my attention this evening though was the last section of this page: in order to implement TenGO you apparently need 10 virtual keys as a minimum. And guess what! Humans have 10 fingers (well, most of them)! Their next challenge would be to implement it with a special glove or sensors attached to fingers. This mean that you would sit on your chair and just tap your fingers to one another to type text instead of having to reach for a keyboard and type characters one by one (although this method doesn’t have to go away as not all text is real words, e.g. URLs).

You know me guys. I am difficult, and therefore more likely to criticize a product rather than kiss its ass. But TenGO deserves it; and it’s a mystery to me why no company that deals with touchscreen OSes has bought them yet (and this ranges from MS to SonyEricsson, Motorola, Palm and now Apple).


Ring Nokia wrote on January 19th, 2007 at 6:57 AM PST:

Nokia launches Developer Device Program for the N800: 500 N800’s at 100 Euros!

Nokia is launching a Developer Device Program to provide open source developers with Nokia N800 Internet Tablets at a discount. will be providing 500 devices at a price of 99 euros per device to selected open source developers. Eligible

Ring Nokia wrote on January 19th, 2007 at 7:14 AM PST:

Nokia needs to start looking at TenGO for the Internet Tablet

To type out hello you need to either use the horrible hand writing recognition engine (Windows Vista sets the bar pretty freaking high) or type in every single letter on the on screen keyboard. How do we manage to type

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