t9 was out years before any qwerty keyboards were even on phones so I'd say people should be used to t9 way more than qwerty. qwerty you need 2 hands that is just flat annoying.
yeah, but qwerty is alot easier for me to zoom through typing, even though i need two hands i can type a message about 100 times faster. t9 has been around forever, but then again so has morse code.
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Yea I agree... Just like windows Vista came out after Windows XP and that was soooo much better.
T9 is just easier when you need to use one hand and want to type just as fast with one hand as with 2, while not even looking either.
I mean sure Windows Vista... I mean a Qwerty keyboard where you need 2 hands to type... or a t9 touch pad where you can just fly through with one hand on the phone and one hand sipping a bottle a bottle of water... hmmm lets think what's better.
Many other phones have this capability. The droid should too, without a doubt. It's everybody who is too set in their ways to learn something more advanced and a little more complicated like T9 which is probably the reason they did not include it.
Learn something new, it might make your life a whole lot easier.
Last edited by phaze3131; 11-02-2009 at 05:13 PM.
i loved t9 on my pearl back in the day. As for your question, it CAN have t9. I dotn know if it comes stock, but i saw a video the other day and on android you can install different keyboards, one of the being t9 if you want it...may take a little research, but looked pretty simple to do. Basically an app in the app store plus dling the language for the keyboard.
so I have my new Droid. I'm using the touch screen T9 method to type out texts and emails etc. However, it appears the the dictionary only pops up suggestions with the FIRST of the three letters per key. For exmaple if I wnat to type 'be' I hit 2 then 3. However, it only picks ups the 'a' on the 2 key and suggests words beginning with 'a'. In order to get to suggestions beginning with 'b' I must do a long hold on 2, select 'b' and then it will make suggestions beginning with 'b'.
Please help. This totally spoils the experience!
So the Droid market place has a few apps but the ones i've downloaded are t-9 only, they do not have word mode or predictive text included with them, nore do they store commonly used words in your dictionary. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my phone but think its a little silly they have qwerty in upright/landscape an on the physical keyboard.
SOMEONE PLEASE FIND ME AN APP THAT HAS t-9/word/predictive text. I came from the LG Dare and text so much faster that way. qwerty is starting to frustrate me.