Communication terminal having function of prediction of edition

Application Number: 00108350
Application Date: 2000.02.22
Publication Number: 1269685
Publication Date: 2000.10.11
Priority Information: 1999/2/22 GB 9904016.4
International: H04Q7/32;G06F3/023
Applicant(s) Name: Nokia Mobile Phones Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: H. Swinson;S. Willians
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: zhang zhicheng
Abstract A communication terminal having a display; a keypad having a plurality of keys associated with several letters each; and a processor controlling the display in accordance with the operation of the keypad. The processor runs a predictive editor program for generating an output containing a word matching a received string of ambiguous key strokes. Furthermore an editor application is controlled by the processor for editing a text based on the predictive editor program's interpretation of key strokes received from the editor application. The editor application stores a list of matching words received from the predictive editor program, at least a part of the text string is displayed in the display. The keypad includes at least one softkey whose functionality is displayed in the display and controlled by the processor. When the editor program runs out of possible word matches to the received key stroke string, the processor changes the functionality of the at least one softkey to a short cut to another editor application for inputting word based upon unambiguous key strokes.