anyone go from keyboard to non-keyboard?

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  1. socalsx

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    Ive had the Original droid for a while. it was my first phone with a keyboard. at first daunting, but soon seemed like a necessity. Im due for an upgrade and im looking to pick up the Tbolt soon. I feel like the droids keyboard is such an asset that i should probably wait for the droid 3?

    I know the debate, you get used to the virtual keyboard but how about that lovely full screen real estate when using the keyboard? I literally use the phone with the keyboard 95% of the time even when Im not typing

    So anyone recently go to a non-keyboard phone from the droid and what is your experience without one? thanks
     
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    Started on a D1, then went to a D2 then a DX, and now on a TB. There are times i miss having a keyboard, but its so much better not to have the slider, no moving parts to worry about, and cases are so much better for a 1 piece phone. There have been a handful of times i wished i could see the entire screen real estate while typing, but its not enough that i would ever go back.
     
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    Started on a D1 and hated the keyboard....Will never own another one.
     
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    I was an OG Droid user and from day one never used the keyboard, so to me it was worthless. The TB has a much bigger screen and have had no problem whatsoever with the keyboard (I use Swype). I will never buy a phone again with a pull out keyboard.
     
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    I got a d1 specifically FOR the keyboard.
    Came here and found Swype.
    Now, I never use it.
    Man...
     
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    In my opinion you can't beat swype

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    I only used the keyboard on my OG, when I realized that I was going to buy the tb, about a month before it actually came out I reluctantly started trying to use its on-screen keyboard, granted it was slide-it, but it was difficult, and in frustration sometimes I would just flip open the keyboard.

    Fast forward to now having bought the TB on opening day I pick up the OG and wonder how I did it lol its so small and slow to type.

    The only thing i sometimes want is the ability to have a keypad like the stock HTC keyboard does, Slide-it does not :( But its so freaking fast i dont really care much...
     
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    I still have the OG Droid and have been recently using the onscreen keyboard to see what its like and I've actually come to like it more.

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    same here. came from a blackberry to the D1 thinking i still needed the keyboard and i hate the keyboard i could count on one hand how many times i have used it. I always use the onscreen/virtual keyboard.

    i can actually type about twice as fast using the on screen keyboard as on the physical keyboard.
     
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    Hey thanks for the input.. I've never been able to get swype installed. There was a beta released that's all I remember. Does it come std on the new phones?
     
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    As far as I know it is standard on all new phones. Personally I bought the droid 2 because I was coming from an env3 and wanted the keyboard. Now though I use the onscreen so much I regret not getting the droid x.

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