Return of the Dead Thread!!!!!!!!!
Random post here but just got a replacement Droid via Fedex and found something interesting. Did a direct comparison a second ago.
My first Droid is a 41/09 build and the new one is 49/09 build.
The old one had a completely flat keyboard and the newer one has flat keys, BUT there is a ridge that runs horizontally b/t the rows of keys.
The keyboard is slightly raised between the bottom row and the next row up and also between rows A and Q. Sort of like two mountain peaks if you were to go from blank key>shift key>A>Q.
Barely raised. Maybe a mm difference but noticeable. Hmm Weird. Def not bubbled keys though.
Anyone else noticed this? I think i prefer the old build better. feels odd on the new one, like i'm going to press the del key too far into the housing (since it's on a downward slope).
i've owned three droids
39/09 and two 41/09s. my wife owns a 47/09.
the keybaords are/were identical between all four of them. the keys are bubbled.
I've owned two Droids, the first one had a flat keyboard and was returned because it had really bad battery life. The first was opened right out of the package. The second has bubbled keys and was provided already opened by a tech at a corporate store.
It was one of the first things I noticed and took quite a while to get used to.
I think there is a chance the keys may get rounded after use...mine was very flat when I got it back in november and the only thing i did not like about the phone was the keyboard. Now my keys are rounded and i can type easily without looking which i was completely unable to do when I first got the phone.. where do we find the build? I will tell you what mine is.
it just takes getting used to, as long as it's a good size and decently spaced, you'll remember the key locations... now I don't even have to look at my keyboard and I type perfectly. I have a flat keyboard.
I'm still convinced that the keys become raised after use. I didn't realize this till my friend just got his droid. I completely forgot mine was 100% flat when I first bought my droid and how much I hated it until I was installing an application for him on his and the first second I touched his keyboard I remembered how mine used to be. And mine is raised now.
That doesn't really make much sense but I can tell you all for certain that there are two different keyboards. I had to have my Motorola Droid replaced today and the keys on this one are flat. my first droid had raised keys and they had a kind of sheen to them took a little more effort to press down on them.