07479947 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 30 patents.

A form factor for a portable device is disclosed. A first face of the portable device may house a display screen and three linear input devices (e.g., touch-sensitive strips), one on each of three sides of the display screen, for providing user input. On a second, opposite face of the portable device, is a planar input device (e.g., a touchpad) for providing user input. There may also be a microphone and speaker on the second face of the portable device, with the speaker placed behind the planar input device. Sound output by the speaker passes through holes in the planar input device. In one embodiment, the planar input device is used for scrolling content displayed on the display screen, one of the linear input devices is used for zooming in and out, and the other two linear input devices are used for identifying a location on the display screen. In another embodiment, the planar input device is used to identify a location on the display screen, and two of the linear input devices are used for scrolling.

Title
Form factor for portable device
Application Number
11/234282
Publication Number
7479947 (B2)
Application Date
September 26, 2005
Publication Date
January 20, 2009
Inventor
Pekka Juhana Pihlaja
Helsinki
FI
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
Assignee
Nokia Corporation
FI
IPC
G09G 5/00
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