updated 09:55 am EDT, Wed October 8, 2008
TouchType for iPhone/iPod
An independent app has been released that attempts to a address an underlying problem with iPhones and iPod touches. In regular use of an Apple handheld, the built-in Mail client does not have the option of switching to a landscape-mode keyboard, despite its presence when using Safari. TouchType is a separate e-mail client whose sole purpose is to allow typing in landscape, thereby making the keys larger, and increasing the spaces between them for the sake of accuracy.
Once an e-mail is completed, TouchType does not send it out directly, but rather fills out appropriate information and sends it through Mail as usual. The program is available through the App Store for $1.
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