I like the Kindle 2 keyboard and it appears that there were lessons learned from the original. I do like the simplicity and ease of use. Navigation is good and you can see where and what will improve. The 5-way controller is the most powerful button on the keyboard. I would like to have to 5-way controllers—being left handed I am pining for the 5-way controller–on the left; after all there are two two ‘next page’ buttons.
Intuitively, most of the functionality works well but at times I reach for the ‘home’ button when I needed to press the ‘menu’ button. I sometimes reach for the ‘back’ button when I need to press the ‘prev’ page button. It would be helpful to map to common anticipated navigational moves. There are many opportunities to program the keyboard for more DoMaSa sensibilities. Do many with same (DoMaSa) – having multiple function for each button; do many things with same button, function or process.
DoMaSa = Domasa
I would like a more rapid way to position the cursor to a specific word more rapidly. Until there is a touch screen option the need to move more rapidly on the current page will go a long way. Domasa will be a good approach for efficiency and increased ease of use for the Kindle to come.
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