|United States Patent||6,882,869|
|Toebes , et al.||April 19, 2005|
Device, methods, and user interface for providing optimized entry of alphanumeric text
The present invention includes a device, method, and user interface for providing optimized entry of alphanumeric text. In one form, a method for providing selectable characters within a user interface includes determining an operating mode of a communication device and receiving an input associated with a selected input key. The method determines a group of characters associated with the selected key based on the operating mode and displays the group of characters within the user interface. The user interface may display a first character of the group of characters within a first portion of the user interface and the group of characters proximal to the first character within a second portion of the user interface.
|Inventors:||Toebes; John A. (Cary, NC), Slain; Ilya N. (Santa Clara, CA)|
|Assignee:|| Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) |
|Filed:||December 19, 2000|