Texting question

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  1. allenbirnbach

    allenbirnbach New Member

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    I have large hands, and typing on the Droid so far is a disaster. Are there plug-in keyboards or other solutions anyone can recommend?
     
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    Have you given Swype or Shapewriter a try? Rather than hitting each letter, you slide from letter to letter and it predicts the word that you want. I use Swype as I found it to be more accurate, but both apps use the same idea, and I find it to be much quicker than the standard typing method. I am not great with links, but just search for "Swype" and you will find plenty of information. Also, it is not in the market, but you will find a link in one of the threads you find.

    My last suggestion is to give whatever app you choose a few days. I did not like Swype the first day and uninstalled, but decided to give it another try and it is definitely the way to go.
     
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    Buttons in Landscape are larger than any other phone with a keypad. You will get used to it.
     
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    i think you should still try the physical keyboard as well. my hands are large as well and the first couple of days using the keyboard i had a hard time as well. but now here i am a month later and i always use the physical keyboard and i txt as fast and as accurate on it as if it was the htc pro 2 keyboard (best keyboard if you havent seen it.)
     
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    To clarify, I am referring to the On-screen keyboard in Landscape mode...
     
  6. allenbirnbach

    allenbirnbach New Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback. Oddly enough, I've been having more success with the touchscreen keyboard vs the physical keyboard so far. Maybe I will get used to it, maybe look in to Swype. I think these units are built for munchkin hands.
     
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    There are a few keyboard replacements in the market (better keyboard, smart keyboard) that have gotten some good reviews on here. I am currently using sype as others have mentioned.
     
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