who else dont use their physical keyboard anymore?

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  1. FormerIphonePreuser
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    When I first got my Droid I used the physical keyboard for everything then I got used to using the touch screeen keyboard and never went back. Should I just switch to the nexus?
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    i use the physical keyboard constantly (using it as i type this) thats why i dont want to get the nexus. i would say if u dont need the physical keyboard and u want the nexus then go for it. you really cant go wrong either way.



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    I love the Pys Key but I find myself using the on screen Keys more and more

    Kinda of weird as the main reason I got the droid over wating for the HTC Incred was for the Real keys and now i barley use it heehee

    Man I love my Droid
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    I am using the virtual keyboard more, especially since getting Swype (which rocks hard). For prolonged typing though nothing beats a physical keyboard. It's not only the speed, but the fact the physical keyboard doesn't obscure a large part of the screen, which is important for some applications and handy for others.
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    The only time I use the physical keyboard is if I'm installing something to the Droid.
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    Lol Exactly. Once i discovered Swype and SlideIT i never use the physical keyboard anymore.
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    I switch between the two, depending on what I need to type. If it's something quick like a txt message (onscreen) if it's something longer like email (phys kb). But I have also found myself using the speech to txt for quick text. Works great, except in public. ;)
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    I was a little self concious before, but now I figure everyone is talking into their phone, so what the hey...
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    I don't use it ever. It's by far the worst physical keyboard I've ever tried to use,but I have very large fingers,so that is part of the problem.

    I think I'm going to tape it shut so it can't slide out.....i kid,i kid.:)
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    Point taken.
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    I never use thw phys keyboard. touchscreen all the way for me .

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    can't live without the physical keyboard. unfortunately virtual keyboards today are still designed too primitively and cannot match the efficiency of the physical keyboard.

    in reality its manageable but its more like groping around a dark room in the middle of the night compared with there being a light turned on.
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    this!

    i was all about the physical keyboard til i started using swype as well.
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    only use it for recovery and things like that, day to day I never pull it out.
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    Only when flashing a new ROM ;)
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    Is Swype really that good? I came to the Droid from an LG ENV, which has one of the best keyboards out there. I really dislike the physical keyboard on the Droid; constantly having to retype characters, so I use the onscreen version most of the time, which works marginally better for me.

    -vic
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    the physical keyboard was the reason why i got the droid over something without a physical keyboard. I was so dependent on having one in the past that I nearly chose the devour b/c the keyboard was better. I'm glad i didn't. I've had the phone for about a week or so and I've used the physical keyboard once. I'm 6'4" and have big hands its nearly painful to use it.

    But the virtual one and talk to text is so good i don't even miss it. Seems i need too look in to this Slide since i assume you to need to be rooted to use Swype?
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    You dont need your phone to be rooted to install swype. Just google the webiste download the software put in on your sd card use astro and install it. If you have problems just houl here..
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    I usually use the virtual keyboard for stuff but when screen real estate is paramount (terminal, emulators, etc..) I use the physical keyboard.
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    used physical keyboard for everything, until i got the swype beta, which i love. now it's 50/50 between physical and swype landscape.