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    How Often Have You Used This D-pad?

    I can remember only twice.
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    I open up the keyboard once in a while to look at it, but never used it except when first signing onto Google on the phone. Thanks to the iphone, I have adapted to the virtual keyboard and prefer it over the real one. The D-pad is another story, I play with it for the hell of it, but I don't use it ever.
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    I use it to go back and fix typos while using the physical keyboard. I can see it be useful for flash games.
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    I actually use the Physical keyboard more then the Virtual.
    In the beginning i liked the choice, and eventually started using the physical more.

    It's one of the main reasons the phone stood out to me in the first place.
    Although i wish they had removed the D-pad for a slightly bigger keyboard,
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    Whenever I use the physical keyboard. Which is just about never.
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    im old school i always use the physical keyboard and the D pad. once in a while i use virtual but it's too easy to touch something by accident and have it register. i need more practice i guess.
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    A few times...Why does it bother you so much?
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    I'm assuming the people that don't use the physical keyboard much might have wished there was more space on the keyboard and could have gone without the dpad, and maybe they would use the physical keyboard then.

    I really don't see the big deal, because I have huge hands (read: fat) and I can type just fine on it. I make almost the same amount of mistakes as I did on my LG Voyager, which had a much bigger keyboard. Just takes time to get used to things.
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    I rarely use the keypad much less the dpad... I use the keyboard when I want to put in alot of numbers or fix long emails. Other than that I really dont.




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    I have used it for playing games with NESOID. Works okay for that. That is about it.
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    I use it daily. I thought the virtual keyboard with swype was going to replace the hardware keyboard for me, but it didn't. I still use the physical keyboard predominantly. d-pad it VERY nice for placing the cursor where I need it.
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    I also use it daily. Definitely cursor friendly.
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    I use both the physical keyboard and the d-pad daily. +1 good for games and +1 need it for typos. For those of us who don't send emails and texts full of typos... how on earth could anyone send anything without a d-pad? My last phone had an optical mouse and I still found it very frustrating to put the cursor where I wanted it. With this phone it's as easy as on a computer.
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    Swype is starting to replace the physical keyboard for me, but I use the D Pad all the time for cursor moves as well as on the web. With this screen, there's nothing like looking at a page not blown up and using it to go to the next link.

    Either way, isn't having the option, the best option?
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    I don't use the Dpad because I don't use the keyboard. I actually cannot use the keyboard because it is so far to the left and I have tiny little five year old hands that cannot stretch that far :) It makes for uncomfortable typing so I just use the virtual.
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    I've become pretty accurate in my typing with the physical keyboard, so I only occasionally have to use the d-pad. But when I do, it is very convenient for fixing mistakes.

    Also, there's always that link on a webpage that is small enough that you hit another link instead. Why bother zooming in when you can use the d-pad to move the focus to that link and click it? :)
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    the d-pad is really useful for things like alt-left to highlight the entire line or alt-right to go to the end of the line or alt-up to go to the top of a page or alt-down to go to the bottom.

    i primarily use mine for games but it's really hand for filling out web forms when enter doesn't work and/or the fields are too small to touch.
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    I use the DPAD all the time. I use connectbot to connect to the OS and also use it to connect to several Linux machines to do administration. The DPAD is the arrow keys ... could not do much of any CLI things without that.
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    i use it daily... for nesoid.

    if i didn't have nesoid i wouldnt use it.
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    I use the D-pad for a few things. I do like it for cursor placement, works very nice, because touching the screen to highlight a text field doesn't always work for me.

    It also works for a couple of games that I have.