Patent Number: 6,297,795

Title: Small information processing apparatus

Abstract: An information processing apparatus having a relatively small display screen, and in particular to a small information processing apparatus of a type adapted to be held in the hand of a user and that can switch the mode for displaying data on a display screen between a portrait mode and a landscape mode. More specifically, the present invention retains to a small information processing apparatus that provides appropriate scroll functions for both display modes, i.e., the portrait mode and the landscape mode, using a hand manipulable input device.

Inventors: Kato; Naotaka (Fujisawa, JP), Siio; Itiro (Yokohama, JP), Murata; Hiroki (Suginami-ku, JP), Aihara; Toru (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/16 (20060101); G06F 3/023 (20060101); G06F 3/033 (20060101); G09G 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018