Graffiti for Android takes HTC EVO 4G back to the last millenium
Want to see one of the oldest on-screen character input systems running on one of the most advanced smartphones out there? Then head on over to Android Market and download a free copy of Graffiti for your HTC EVO 4G.
If you had the PalmPilot and subsequent Palm PDAs in the mid- to late-90s, then I'm sure you still remember the days of putting a piece of scotch tape on the device's writing area to protect it from the excessive wear caused by tapping and dragging the stylus in alphabetic gestures you committed to memory. And what better way to relive those years of grayscale LCDs and plastic flip covers than to use Graffiti with your finger swiping against the multitouch-enabled, full-color capacitive glass screen of your EVO, right?
Uh, no, wrong for me too. Although I had a couple of Palm III devices when I was in grad school in the early 2000s (I distinctly remember thinking my special edition Palm III was so fancy because it was styled like an iMac G3 with a clear case and teal cover), I've moved on in a big way and have no desire to ever go back.
Graffiti for Android works as advertised on the EVO and is sure to be popular among old-school PDA fans, but it's definitely not for me. I can get on board with retro gaming, no problem, but using Graffiti on my EVO is like going to a high school reunion. Never gonna happen.