thinking of moving from X2 to Droid 3 for the keyboard

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  1. IdaBoy

    IdaBoy Member

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    I am thinking :unsure: of moving from X2 to Droid 3 for the keyboard, and was hoping for any input on what to look out for. The touch screen keyboard :icon_cussing: is my main pain because of my big hands and fingers, and I think the physical keyboard will help.
     
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    A physical keyboard may help, sure. Have you ever though about just going with a larger phone? Like the Note 2?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
     
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    No I haven't. I have seen but never held a Note ii in my hand. The Droid X2 is getting a bit large for the shirt pocket and I know the Droid 3 is a bit heavier, which I think will be a good thng also.
     
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    I've always had a phone with a physical keyboard, but recently I don't use it much. Swype is pretty nifty, and a stylus pen helps with fat finger syndrome. I am not going to get the physical keyboard with my next phone, just one with a bigger screen.
     
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    I will check into the stylus pen but to be honest if it's just another thing to get lost it may not work out for me. So far I actually like the phone and I think the extra weight helps. Good responce from screen but the home keys lack the responce to my touch.
     
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    Best physical keyboard phone out there, IMO.
     
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    I got a Droid 3 thinking the same thing about the keyboard and I've never used it, I found Swype to be what I needed and also the speech to text works real good too, and i'm a big guy and it hasn't been a problem using Swype, in my opinion once you have the keyboard memorized you barely have to look at it to text

    I NEED COOKIES
     
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    I like the d3 keyboard,
    but the best reason to switch from dx2 to D3 is that there is a compatible safestrap 3
     
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    I am still a bit hesitant in installing or changing my phone. I am dependent on my phone daily for work, so I can't afford a screw up and a bricked phone. Although I have 2 stand by phones from my days with Verizon, I still like my Droid.
     
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    the great thing about safestrap 3, is you can leave your stock rom, the custom roms install on the internal memory card
    I have flashed several roms on my d3, and haven't had to wipe my stock rom or recover with a sbf flash
    main issue from switching back and forth, is keeping call log/texts synced. I use sms backup + which automatically backs them up to my gmail, then just need to restore when I switch roms, or just read them in gmail/sms folder
     
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    If you know of a link to fully explain this procedures please drop a link in a reply, I may just get the motivation to try this one. Something that tells what all you need as far as be rooted etc...
    Thanks in advance.
     
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