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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by anewday, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. anewday
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    I find that I seldom use the physical keyboard. It's more convenient for me to use the touch screen Anyone use it more than the physical? :)
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    i use the physical more
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    I use the physical keyboard constantly....the only reason my wife went with the Droid is because it had a keyboard....
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    I use the on screen a lot. It recommends me a lot of incorrect words "app" is apparently or something similar. And I constantly have "he" for "the"
    I will try to use physical keyboard next week and see if i like it better
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    After installing Swype: 99% touch screen in portrait, 1% physical keyboard.

    Before installing Swype: 75% physical keyboard, 25% touch screen.
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    I have not used the physical keyboard since I loaded swype about a month ago.:D
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    I use the screen when I'm typing something short like a text or a search. I find it easier, myself, to use the physical keyboard when doing a lot of typing, such as an e-mail or a forum post (such as this one)
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    Swype seems very cool. :icon_ banana:

    It feels like I am carrying excess weight on the phone now. :(
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    Ive never used the keyboard actually. I dont use swype. for me i just program the words like "app" into the dictionary and then it doesnt put "apparently" anymore.. and im satisfied with the stock touch keyboard..
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    I used to avoid the physical keyboard because I like the word suggestions on the software keyboards but the new better keyboard app adds suggestions to the hard keyboard.
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    Where are you guys finding swype? I looked on market but no, or is this a rooted phone proggie?
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    Ah ok thanks :) Might give rooting a shot..
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    I traded in my Eris for the Droid because I wanted the physical keyboard, but now that I have it, I find the keyboard a pain to use with the flattened keys so I added swype and use it all the time.
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    LOL. My story exactly.
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    I rarely ever use the physical keyboard. I find it much faster to use the virtual keyboard even without swype.
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    I didn't know that. Does it add word suggestions to the soft keyboard in landscape mode also.
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    I'm using the physical keyboard more and more mainly because it lets me see the whole screen when typing up a repair ticket and also because I'm getting used to it. I use the tip of my fingers/nails to type with so the flatness does not bother me much. I've also found that the phone is much more comfortable to hold with the keyboard out when browsing the web or viewing emails.
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    I heart the physical keyboard! I was in santiago's the other day and some dude was on his iPhone next to me, manipulating everything off the screen...and then with a loud A** snap, I flicked out my physical keyboard to respond to an email! He looked at me with envy! The funny part was that I had ALL of my real estate to view without some cheap "virtual" keyboard cluttering it up! Why the H*** do you think I bought a droid does! MUAHAHAHAHAHAH!
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    physical keyboard nearly 100% of the time. That's why I got a Droid and not an I-thingy.
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