Does anybody not use the physical keyboard?

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    So my physical keyboard stopped workin yesterday, its spazzin out on me, so im being forced to use the on screen keyboard. but now i feel like the physical keyboard is just a waste of space. Does anybody else not use their physical keyboard for whatever reason? Knowing that other people arent using it eitherr would make me feel a bit better and not feel left out...
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    Many people don't use it.

    In fact, there is a whole collection of folks looking for/buying cases that specifically block the use of the keyboard (preventing it from opening accidentally in a pocket, for example).

    You're in good company.
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    There's a physical keyboard? OMG!(don't think I've used that expression before)
    I only use it with my terminal app, because it's the only option.
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    :D sweet! i still do miss it though. oh well
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    I never touch it except for nanroid backups and the terminal program stuff.

    Sent from Droid via Tapatalk
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    since I got swype, I've only opened my keyboard for rooting and modding
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    I can't live without my physical keyboard.
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    I have only used my physical keyboard for booting into recovery and I have had my Droid since launch day. I hate that it bumps open in my pocket but don't want to put a case on it. I just pretend it isn't there.
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    I use my physical keyboard so little, I don't even know if all the keys work on it. The only time mine gets used is when I switch to a new ROM and I do a nandroid wipe I need to add my gmail address and password. Other than that, I know I can hold down the "x" to boot into recovery, or to rename a nandroid backup.

    To the o.p. - if your keyboard stopped working, why don't you get it replaced under warranty? There won't be any charge since it would be a warranty issue, or is there a reason it no longer works?
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    I use my physical keyboard all the time. I actually use all 3 keyboards some, depending on what I am typing
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    Between Swype and the HTC keyboard I only ever use the physical keyboard in Recovery. I could easily do w/o it... In all honesty one of the reasons I bought the phone was because I wanted a physical keyboard buy Moto made it all buy unusable for people with large hands... it's nearly impossible to not hit multiple keys... leave it to Motorola:icon_evil:
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    I think I've used the keyboard 3 or 4 times since launch day. Other than holding X to get into recovery.

    I wish they'd make a version without the keyboard, exact same otherwise but no keyboard.
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    I always use my physical keyboard i hate the touch one. i only use the touch keypads if im typing a super quick message
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    Like everyone else I rarely ever use it for actual typing, I do use it a lot though via my game gripper when I'm playing roms. The only time I use it for actual typing is in the terminal (i bought better terminal emulator pro which provides a soft keyboard but it takes up half of the screen when open) or when the soft keyboard decides to bug out on me for some reason.
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    I can't believe people don't use it. I don't have small hands but I use it 99% of the time. I hate using the on-screen. Plus swype pisses me off when I'm using it with one hand, it enters the wrong word and I have to go fix it :mad:
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    Anyone who doesn't use their physical keyboard is just a former apple fanboy. No matter how good you could possibly get with the digital keyboard, the physical keyboard will win in both speed and accuracy every single time. Swype may change that as far as speed (I've only tried the generic version of swype that's free in the market) but it will never trump the physical KB's accuracy. Even with the crappiest physical keyboard on modern day smartphones, the Droid's keyboard still trumps any digital keyboard and it's not even CLOSE.
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    I'd like to use I but can't type worth a crap on it. Tried, practiced, but no luck. The virtual and Swype work just fine for me.
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    when i first got my droid i always use the physical key board, quite often opening up the keyboard was how i woke up the phone. then i bought a case and the keyboard has more friction to open so i stopped using it more and more now i don't use it at all. my NY GIANTS customized htc keyboard helps.
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    I rarely if ever use it, even in landscape mode I use the on screen one.
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    Those are fighting words. :)

    I have never owned, coveted, or even considered any apple product.

    Everyone is different and has their own opinions.