keyboards?

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  1. andrewb

    andrewb New Member

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    is there anyway to change the keybord of the droid when the phone is up right so that it has the dial pad with letters on it while texting because i dont like the full keybored that much, thanks
     
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    There is a T9-style keyboard available in the Market. It's called (EvenBetter) NumberPad Keyboard. It's $3.99, but it looks like it will do exactly what you want it to do.
     
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    ok sweet im going to look into that thanks
     
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    You could also google the HTC IME keyboard (it is installable without root), install the 2 files (I used Astro) and follow the configuration instructions. One of the available keyboard layouts is called Phone Keypad. It also does what you want (a T9-Style layout), though it's a little more cluttered than the one I listed above.

    It also has a "Compact QWERTY" style, that is very similar to the BlackBerry Pearl keyboard.

    And it's free, so that's a plus.

    Edit I got the keyboard from Droid Life and followed the instructions there to install/enable it.
     
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    Try swype imo
     
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    From what I've seen, Swype doesn't have the T9 style he was looking for, though.
     
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    Black Bolts Keyboard that just got released in the Android Market is also a good alternative. Very easy to use with automatic text replacement too. I produced the keyboard myself cause I just couldn't stand the hardware keyboard and the screen was just too small to type on with the fat thumbs that I have. After using it I can say that I now actually enjoy the phone. Prior to that typing anything to anyone was painful.
     
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