Portable Electronic Device for Instant Messaging

  • US 20080055269A1
  • Filed: 08/30/2007
  • Published: 03/06/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/06/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:

  • at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display,displaying a set of messages exchanged between a user of the device and another person in a chronological order;

    detecting a scrolling gesture comprising a substantially vertical movement of a user contact with the touch screen display, wherein the detecting of the scrolling gesture is substantially independent of a horizontal position of the user contact with the touch screen display; and

    responding to the scrolling gesture by scrolling the display of messages in accordance with a direction of the scrolling gesture.

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