Moto bluetooth keyboard

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  1. darkmatter

    darkmatter Member

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    I saw this at best buy. It seems like it might work, but the box said something about specific apps or something or other. So my question is, does anyone know for sure if this works with the D3?
    Motorola Wireless Keyboard - Overview - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA
    with this keyboard, I think I could easily do without a laptop for school work, just do it all on my phone, lol. (yea, I know, I still like the D3 keyboard, but for even more extensive typing, something more full size would be nice.)

     
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    The same keyboard is being sold on Amazon and reviewers say it works on the Droid X (an unsupported model) but the application keys don't work. Since its a HID keyboard its possible that Android has generic drivers but Motorolla provides something else such as software to make the application keys work. It is supported on the Atrix which runs Ginerbread, you'd think it wouldn't be that hard for Motorolla to provide software or something for it to work on the Droid 3 and all Droid phones since I only see the Atrix and Xoom supported. Its a Motorola Android keyboard for crying out loud its not that much of a stretch.
     
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    Tell you the truth I don't see the point, I mean maybe for other phones that don't have a keyboard it would be sweet, but as I'm typing this its only taking me under a min to post this, so I think the hard keyboard is good

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    yes, the keyboard is good, but do you want to spend hours typing on it?

    imo, full size keyboard > physical keyboard (like D3) > any other keyboard.

    The D3 keyboard is fantastic for general typing, but when I need to spend a lot of time typing, I'd still rather have a full size keyboard.

    hell, if this thing works, between the keyboard and hdmi out, who needs a desktop? (or even moto's own webtop)
     
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    D3 will work with any bluetooth keyboard you throw on it. It has a HID driver. I haven't tried mouse, but mouse would work too. You can even use those cheap keyboards available on ebay - even most functional keys work (like volume up/down)
     
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    I have that keyboard and use it with my xoom... haven't used it with the D3 tho. will try to remember to try tonight
     
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    How would a mouse work? Do you get a cursor when you connect one?

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    yea i was able to use it last night and it worked fine... i'm a pretty fast typer, so it wouldn't work if I typed at full speed, but typing somewhat slower worked perfectly
     
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    and when I say "it wouldn't work", I mean if I was typing at full speed there was the occasional missed letter where I had pushed the key but it hadn't registered because the timing was too close to the previous letter (or something like that)
     
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    I couldn't test for speed, simply because I was trying this one: :)
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    Just tried to pair a mouse. It works!
     
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    And - Ctrl-Alt-Del on the keyboard reboots the phone - nice!
     
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