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2011 Ushers in Era of Touch Computing in a Post-Keyboard World
In 2011, for the first time in history, global sales of mobile and portable computing (MPC) devices with a touchscreen will overtake sales of MPC devices with just a physical QWERTY keyboard or 12-digit keypad. The mobile and portable computing industry has arguably entered a post-keyboard world, a trend which is causing major headaches for keyboard-centric companies such as Microsoft, Dell, HP-Palm and RIM. Our research note analyzes this important milestone of input-mechanism evolution.