Droid turbo the next best thing

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Turbo' started by Cobra Commander, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +8
    I lost my best friend today. I wanted to talk about it in a forum that might understand. I had the droid 4 since it was new. I wasnt sure about it at first but pulling it out and whipping upen the keyboard came as natural as pulling out my wallet or keys. We went EVERYWHERE together. Interstate travel my little buddy was on the handlebars as GPS and music. I took pictures of two nephews at birth as well as many family events and holidays. The droid 4 was my "old yeller" my companion and my friend. Who needs lassie to her help when you're stuck on the side of the road? Well I lost my best friend today and Verizon gave me this thing. It has no keyboard and its way too big to fit on my motorcycle. They told me I don't need a keyboard. I feel like my old yeller died and they gave me a poodle.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. bruben7886

    bruben7886 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    568
    Trophy Points:
    253
    Ratings:
    +628
    My condolences on the loss of your buddy. I felt the same way for a few days after I traded up from my droid 2 global to a razr maxx. Then it grew on me. Then I loved it.
    It takes time to get used the nuances of a new friend.
    There, there, you'll be OK.
    Oh, by the way... That poodle is actually a bad a$$ rottweiler. You'll love it :)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +8
    I appreciate the sympathy. Thank you. Other forums don't understand. Let me ask you though... How hard would it be for someone to replace your TV with one that doesn't have a screen and the remote is mounted on the back? That's how much I needed a keyboard
     
  4. bruben7886

    bruben7886 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    568
    Trophy Points:
    253
    Ratings:
    +628
    So did I. Took me a little while. I got used to it. Now I don't even miss it at all. Downloaded swift keyboard. Try it
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. cr6

    cr6 Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    8,354
    Likes Received:
    5,877
    Trophy Points:
    1,778
    Location:
    NW Rocky Mtn region
    Ratings:
    +6,707
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S7 Edge
    Twitter:
    @dronewolfmedia
    +1 on a swipe style keyboard. It will feel completely unnatural for the first few days, (especially coming from a physical keyboard) but stick with it. I can assure you you'll quickly learn to love it, and before long you'll wonder how you went this long without it.

    Sorry for your loss, but good luck with your new friend.

    S5 tap'n
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. jkaod

    jkaod Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    756
    Likes Received:
    364
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Ratings:
    +416
    "The only thing constant in life is change."
    I'll be the first to admit that I hate change, but sometimes change is a good thing. As to the TV analogy...your new phone DOES have a screen...a big beautiful screen. Go ahead and put the dang remote on the back of the TV. You don't even need a remote with this guy. You can talk to it and it even knows what you're doing (driving etc.) and it talks to you. I do feel your pain, but once you get used to it, you'll never want to go back to old yeller, R.I.P. I too had the early droids with keyboards, Now I don't miss them at all.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +8
    I learned to type in 1976 I'm an old dog too old to learn these new tricks. Its sad that iPhone has a keyboard case available and droid does not. This is a Rottweiler... But it bites me in the hind end when I'd rather hunt on Craigslist for antique cars
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. jkaod

    jkaod Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    756
    Likes Received:
    364
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Ratings:
    +416
    I hate to pull rank on you, but I learned to type in 1971. Believe me, if an old fart like me can get used to it, a young buck like you will have no problem adapting.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  9. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +8
    Thanks for the pep talk. I feel like a one legged cat trying to bury poo on a frozen pond. It now takes five minutes to type this instead of five seconds I wanted a droid 5
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. obxsalvo

    obxsalvo Silver Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Hatteras Is. NC
    Ratings:
    +231
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo
    Does that one finger still work? LOL.. I have to look at the keyboard to find them, then look up and see what the heck I have typed so far......AND now after sending I have to check to see what "Auto Correct " has changed my statement to!
     
    #10 obxsalvo, Apr 16, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015
    • Like Like x 1
  11. obxsalvo

    obxsalvo Silver Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Hatteras Is. NC
    Ratings:
    +231
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo
    Side Bar... The" Edited" was added to make my joint..
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Ollie

    Ollie Droid Does

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    3,442
    Likes Received:
    2,103
    Trophy Points:
    1,468
    Location:
    South Coast
    Ratings:
    +2,483
    Current Phone Model:
    Note Edge - iPhone 6 Plus
    Point?

    Gotta love the spell wreckers.
     
    • Like Like x 3
Search tags for this page

keyboard buddy case droid turbo