Thanks for shooting me down..
I tried this style of dialpad before. I love the preview/SmartDial window, but I can't use it because of this.
Besides, this design makes much better use of the keypad space, I think. It's much easier to dial and operate one-handed.
Just to clarify, this dialpad is based on the HTC Touch dialpad which is the same layout I presented, just with different graphics.
Which leads me back to tom_codon's comment... Are you referring to the the green 'talk' button? If so why do you need this? My device has a hardware key to start and end a call... therefore making the onscreen button wasted space. Are there some devices that don't have hard keys for this?
If your device has a hardware button for this function, why do you need an onscreen soft button?