PRO Keyboard for me

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  1. mspm47

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    I went looking for an actual keyboard and this is why i pursued the Pro. I have an IPhone 4 but do so much email work while in the field, that i was hoping to find something better suited for that type of demand. I passed on the Blackberry though i used one for years. My concern with BB is the continued dwindling of market share and questions about their future.
    I read where they used to be the Flagship but now considered a Jonboat.

    I am 52 and a body builder and my fingers are just too big to really find any advantage in the Pro keyboard. I am as slow on this as i am on the IP4.
    I patiently await for my D2G as I think that keyboard may help me.

    If not, i will downgrade to a Smith Corona typewriter and maybe an Etch-A-Sketch.
     
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    I wear XXL gloves and me and physical keypad JUST DON'T work. Though not a body builder I have worked in the physically laborious field for 30+ years so I am also very large muscularly.
    What has worked for me is slider keyboards. When I get on the desktop now I loathe having to type
    There are several to choose from. I'd suggest a trial version of either Ultra Keyboard or SlideIt. If they work for you there are others that aren't on the market but can be found. Ultra is my favorite because I was able to create a keyboard that fits me by making my own theme easily.I am so not a tech guy but easily made several custom themes with it
    Hope that helps.I can slide faster than type on a desktop keyboard now.

    Support Our Troops!! UltraKeyboarded from a wifi monolith.
     
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    Thanks MountainBikerMark. I will give those a try when my D2G get here this week, I did not know such things existed. Another score for the forum.
     
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    In all honesty, you just need time with the keyboard for the pro. The one thing that throw me off is the "alt" key and the uppercase key its almost as if they switched those around compared to other phones.


    Another thing that might help is cutting down your nails on your thumb. That's one thing that makes a huge different when it comes to typing on this phone. Don't use the whole thumb, use the tips of your thumb and nail and that should help you a bit. It works for me.

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    That's fine for someone whose thumb is not the size of many men's big toe but my thumb tip covers 3 or more keys at once

    Support Our Troops!! UltraKeyboarded from a wifi monolith.
     
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    HA HA MoutainBikermark.
    Mine are the same way.
     
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    Pro

    Ugh I hated the Pro, and the keyboard, and I am 5'1 very petite with hands of a 14 yr old girl! and it the keyboard felt so squished, coming from a Blackberry Tour and I was so disappointed but fell in love with Android browser speed. So I gave in to digital keyboard and got the X... its been two weeks and can do digital typing with one hand now : )







    Tech geek wannabe but have to settle being a Superhero Mom to two BOYS!
     
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    To each his own, for some reason, I can type Much faster and far more accurately on my Pro than my BB's, xv6700 large slider, and don't get me started with my touchscreen typing challenges.

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    I hear ya Janet. I tried to like the PRO but the problems i have had with two of them and trying to use this tiny keyboard has tested my patience.
    I am going to continue my quest for a physical keyboard but I may find that it does not exist.
     
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    Ride- You must have A LOT of patience, I kept hitting the top four home keys in the middle of texting and would take me to another screen! UGH..

    MSPM47- Have you thought about Digital? I was VERY against it, but I LOVE a challenge, and I didnt realize that with digital you have the voice and word recognition that REALLY help out!!




    Tech geek wannabe but have to settle being a Superhero Mom to two BOYS!
     
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