08086275 is referenced by 77 patents and cites 225 patents.

In an implementation, a mobile communications device includes a display device having touchscreen functionality, a keyboard having a plurality of physical keys that include a dedicated key and letter keys arranged according to a QWERTY layout, and one or more modules. The one or more modules are configured to output a user interface on the display device responsive to selection of the dedicated key, the user interface having a plurality of portions that are selectable via the touchscreen functionality to cause input of a respective one of a plurality of emoticons.

Title
Alternative inputs of a mobile communications device
Application Number
12/414458
Publication Number
8086275 (B2)
Application Date
March 30, 2009
Publication Date
December 27, 2011
Inventor
Joseph P Marquardt
Redmond
WA, US
Jonathan D Friedman
Seattle
WA, US
Kathleen W Holmes
Seattle
WA, US
Michael J Kruzeniski
Seattle
WA, US
Audrey Louchart
Seattle
WA, US
Sayim Catherine Kim
Seattle
WA, US
David Henry Wykes
Seattle
WA, US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04M 1/00
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