iPhone for mobile blogging?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by princealfie, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    I do a lot of blogging on the go and have 500-1000 words/day... I was wondering whether the iPhone would be fine for blogging long passages using a virtual keyboard rather than a real one like say a Sidekick 3???
     
  2. SAMTATSICPRO macrumors regular

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    i think it will be fine, it will take time to get used to the keys but I believe it might even be easier once you get the hang of it.
     
  3. mpw Guest

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    Not sure until I have one, but I think my earlier comments in these forums are going to be proven right:D.

    In Safari, where I assume you'll be blogging from, the virtual keyboard is widescreen but in that config. it looks like you can only see one line of what you're typing. Even in standard portrait the virtual keyboard gobbles up screen real estate.

    That big screen is lovely to look at stuff on, but to actually work on I think I'd prefer a dedicated screen and a hardware keyboard. Copy and paste and a text editor would be nice too. *cough*Nokia e90*cough*
     
  4. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So it's only one line on the screen at a time??? Man, that makes things harder to blog there :(
     
  5. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Will blogging from e-mail be better perhaps?
     
  6. yoman macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure that some third party or apple themselves will come out with a compact external keyboard accesory. Maybe they could make it so when the keyboard is attached the virtual keyboard disappears allowing more screen real estate.
     
  7. mpw Guest

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    Looks like the keyboard takes up around 50% of the screen in email mode leaving around 240 x 160 pixels of space. Personally I'll still prefer the 800x352 of the Nokia
     
  8. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes but with that Nokia resolution the text will be harder to read, won't it?
     
  9. mpw Guest

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    I'd need to see the two side by side I guess, but the Nokia screen I use is easy to read, and it's last generation.
     
  10. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Aye, but isn't the text going to be smaller on the Nokia screen if the resolution is too high?

    I suspect that I will have to see what the iPhone is in real life before I can worry about stuff like that :D
     
  11. mpw Guest

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    You've kind of lost me?? The Nokia screen is physically bigger too, not sure about dpi though.
     
  12. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I see... of course, I will have to test the iPhone myself just to see how it functions in general.
     

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