I think the keyboard sucks major. Horrible design IMO. Thank god for the virtual keyboard.
basically there are enough good points to outweight the keyboard BUT..... I expect i'll be swapping to a HTC device in 12 months from now (you did buy your handset on a 12 month plan and not the 24month plan didn't you
Yes it's thin but HTC Touch pro 2 leave this keyboard for dead.
I don't like it. I'm waiting for it to grow on me. Part of the problem might be that I haven't done any extensive typing on the phone since I got it on launch day, so I haven't really had much practice. I've mostly typed in some search terms and a couple dozen texts and IMs, and one email and for the short stuff it's more convenient to use on-screen especially with its predictive text.
I'm really surprised by how many people pass judgement so quickly..
For me, I know I can't compare the 'comfort level' of being able to operate my Treo 700wx in my sleep.. but that at one time, I couldn't and it was awkward cause I was coming from a Moto flip phone.
So, the Droid's keyboard has grown on me.. I've gotten faster. I think its fine.. I know that I'll be a lot faster a month from now too.
Anyone know how to turn on the word completion option that the virtual keyboard has for the physical? I know its prob a part of the virtual keyboard software, but the need to complete really long words still persists.
I like having a ? mark on the keybord, other than that it pretty much sucks. My fat ass fingers can not figure out when they are moving from one key to the next.
I guess skinny girls will love it.
I find it nowhere near as bad as the reviews led me to believe. I have thick fingers (Size XL Gloves) with pretty decent callouses from doing wood and leatherwork and have no worse a typing rate on the Droid keyboard than with my ASUS EEE. I'm actually impressed with both the physical keyboard and the virtual keyboard that they are as accurate as they are with my big fingers.
My only real issue with the physical keyboard is the offset from the 'anti-'chin + D-Pad, my right thumb keeps feeling under used (for some reason I seem to mostly use keys on the left and center).
I think the physical keyboard is not too bad as long as your fingers are not too chubby, but I am finding that the touchscreen keyboard with the Droid in horizontal position is much easier to use -- the letters are larger and the auto-word-complete suggestions are excellent and time-saving.