Well over the Christmas period I had an idea to test which devices were the fastest for keyboard entry.
As the number of Windows Mobile based QWERTY based devices continues to increase I thought it would be interesting to see how each device compared in terms of entering a paragraph of text.
I used the Frequently used words test from: http://www.powertyping.com/typing_test/typing_test.shtml
The paragraph contains 81 frequently used words that people type regularly - the text is below:
could no make than first been its who now people my made over did down only way find use may water long little very after words called just where most know get through back much before go good new write our used me man too any day same right look think also around another came come work three word must because does part even place well such here take why things help put years different away again off went old number
So over the break I borrowed a few devices from friends and timed entering the text on each device! I picked the K-Jam, HP 6500, Universal as well as a couple of other non Windows Mobile devices. The Treo 650 as it's the same form factor as the Windows Mobile Treo 700w device, the Nokia 9300 as my Nordic friends are always telling me what a great device this is and finally the Blackberry 7290 device.
My conclusions from the test are as follows: