Thunderbolt Thoughts

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by LinuxHack3r, May 2, 2011.

  1. LinuxHack3r
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    My Motorola Droid "broke", so I had to get a new phone. Figured I'd try a touchscreen only device. Here are my thoughts on the phone, followedby a few questions.

    1) 4G is incredibly fast. 3MBps down/1MBps up
    2) While I am still getting used to the touchscreen keyboard, I believe that it will be just as fast typing as if I had a physical keyboard.
    3) Connectbot is sorta hard to use at this point.
    4) The phone is very sexy, installed a Zagg on it yesterday and my Seigio Surface II gets here tomorrow.
    5) So far battery life seems ok. Better than ly aged rooted Droid.
    6) I am extremely pissed at HTC's bloatware that you cannpt remove; But I hid the apps using LauncherPro, so at least I do not see them.

    So:
    1) Of the market keyboards, is there any worth trying/buying?
    2) Anyone have any tips that I may not know of because I am used the the Motorola Droid?

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    Swiftkey is nice. It's a paid app, but I got it when the Amazon app store gave it away for free.
     
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    Swiftkey is the one and only keyboard i would use.
     
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    One thing I would add about Swiftkey is that in the beginning, the predictive text is so so, but as it learns you, it gets better and better.
     
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    Well I tried the Amazon app store a while back...didn't want my apps fragmented between two markets....now I will be checking the Amazon app store daily. Giving Swiftkey a try now.

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    First reply using SwiftKey right now. Even at this point this is lightyears ahead of the stock keyboard app. I do not mind at all to buy this application for this price. Thanks!

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    Any more suggestions for a touchscreen only device?

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    I had the same issue with the stock HTC keyboard. Someone suggested gingerbread keyboard for Android or something like that.
    I love it, it's like the d1 again.
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    +1 for the gingerbread keyboard.. a market search will bring it up... It called keyboard for android 2.3+ or something along those lines. Good luck, enjoy your Bolt!

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    I did this too, i really enjoy it. I was told to buy better keyboard but I'm so used to this item don't want to change. It's much better than the stock keyboard. I don't miss my droid at all, i thought I would miss the keyboard but nope. This touch screen is a lot more intuitive.

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