In my previous blog entry on this subject, I stated:
Note that SonyEricsson has announced that they are moving away from the stylus-required mode of the current UIQ interface, and moving something closer to the keyboard-only interface of the Nokia Series 40/60. Again, Nokia wins and SonyEricsson has already admitted defeat. People have asked me where I read this, but all I can do is tell you that I recall seeing this announcement on a variety of wireless/mobile phone websites, but I can't tell you which ones. I would hope that Google would turn up some obvious links, but I haven't had the chance to try that myself.
Well, a bit earlier this month (2004-10-04), I was vindicated. UIQ officially announced that they are moving away from stylus-based interfaces to something that can be operated with one hand. From http://www.uiq.com/opera:
Until now, UIQ handsets have been positioned for the high-end market, necessitating pen-based, touch-screen devices such as Sony Ericsson's P800, P900 and P910 smartphones, BenQ's P30, Arima’s U300 and Motorola's A920, A925 and A1000 phones - handsets that all include Opera either in the firmware or as an added-value on the memory card. With the new UIQ 3.0, which includes Opera, UIQ Technology will offer users full interaction with one-handed operation for the first time, opening up a wider market for UIQ based devices.
Nokia & Series 60: 1
SonyEricsson & UIQ: 0