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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Not sure why one would even THINK of wanting office apps on a small mobile phone screen

    But c'mon Peeps --- would you even THINK about composing a complex spread sheet or power point presentation on a mobile phone with a 4.5 inch screen. !!

    ... if you are mad enough to attempt document creation on a mobile phone.

    jimbo
    Very well put Jimbo. Ironically that's the very same thing I said after first purchasing a Sony Ericsson Android, before Win8 had really even begun to fly. Who the heck would even remotely consider doing spread sheets or even word docs on a screen the size of a couple of match boxes. Let alone having 3 or 4 spreadsheets open simultaneously and copy/pasting, etc.

    I bought the Android mob from my son ... he went back to his old mobile with keys instead of touch..

    And when asked how I liked it I replied that it was half a phone, and half a computer and not really much good at either.

    My old $50 Samsung mobile phone had at least 22 pre-installed free apps that had to be downloaded, and some paid for, onto the $600 Android OS. Simple things like storage folders were missing; the ability to set the thing to keep beeping to remind you there was a received text, etc, etc.

    So why keep it? Mainly because of the touch screen which used in conjunction with a stylus is way ahead of keys. But touch on a 24 inch monitor ... never!

    So once again, horses for courses and cows for paddocks and cow boys!

    @ Hopachi Loved the Swiss Knife analogy. Truth is there's no one tool does it all in any trade or profession ... tell a surgeon he needs multi-purpose tools for all Apps .... Ooooopppps! ... All Ops!
    Hi there
    I would disagree about a stylus and touch being faster than keys -- except in the one area perhaps when taking notes at a meeting and doing free hand diagrams -- for typical text even a "Two fingered" typist can type far faster than they can write using any sort of writing implement.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I would disagree about a stylus and touch being faster than keys -- except in the one area perhaps when taking notes at a meeting and doing free hand diagrams -- for typical text even a "Two fingered" typist can type far faster than they can write using any sort of writing implement.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hi Jimbo,

    Totally agree it's not necessarily faster. I am a qualified touch typist and don't dispute the speed of typing being quicker than touch.

    Touch is just easier for me, with "man" fingers and ageing eyesight, to find the right key to press with a stylus. Using fingers is hard work either with touch or keys ... even on a full size keyboard.

    I think also that with keys being mechanical they do eventually wear out, whereas hopefully touch will have a longer life.

    Having said that I've got an HP programmable calculator that I used during electronic engineering studies back in 1975, and the keys still all work ... and I still use it almost every day. From time to time a key will get sticky and is easily fixed by inverting the calculator and rapidly working the key to dislodge any dust via loosening and letting gravity take care of the rest.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Are they gonna release an iOS version soon? I would use it for sure. rigth now I have to use "Pages" and "Numbers" and "Keynote" rather than Word, Excel and Powerpyukepoint,
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Hi there just like to let you know that if you are using ANDROID Phones / Tablets you can also do a certain amount of MS Office activity with EXCEL, POWERPOINT and WORD by using this FREE application. Download Kingsoft free office software for Android works quite well. Cheers jimbo
Read more at source: Microsoft Office coming to Android and Apple devices in early 2013 | ZDNet
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