The iPod Touch will sport keyboard functionality that is far more robust than the iPhone's (in its current form) according to an 85-page features guide recently published by Apple.
The iPod touch provides keyboards in 14 different languages, and supports the following keyboard formats:
- Japanese IME
In addition, the iPod touch provides the ability to make two or more keyboards available simultaneously. If more than one keyboard is turned on you can tap a special icon to switch keyboards while you're typing. Apple says "When you tap the symbol, the name of the newly active keyboard appears briefly."
In addition, as pointed out by one of our astute readers, the iPod touch's keyboard allows you to quickly type a period by double-tapping the spacebar.
The added keyboard functionality may well make its way to the iPhone in the form of a software update.