Prevalent Devices has an interesting solution to the problem of PDA typing. The company’s PhrazeIt softkeyboard for devices running Microsoft Windows Mobile organizes the keypad around vowels and their permitted following consonants. The software, which you download from the site, is available in eight languages: English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.
It’s an intriguing concept. I tried the demo on the site and it didn’t take me long to get the idea. However, I don’t have a Windows device to give it a more thorough test. Of course, many replacements for the QWERTY keyboard have been introduced over the past century — all of them consigned to oblivion.
You can get a free 10-day trial here.