Originally Posted by opulybbob
... I'm having a hard time getting used to the touch screen typing and I am ALWAYS texting. The touch screen is super sensitive and I am constantly making typo's and Iím not one to abbreviate.
I used to have the Hero and several months ago I changed to the Shift because I really missed having a keyboard (I used to be a Treo user so I had always been used to a physical keyboard). When I first started using the Hero I bought the SlideIT onscreen keyboard app. Now that I have the Shift I hardly ever use the physical keyboard because I'm so used to SlideIT and the physical keyboard feels a little awkward to use.
If you DO decide to get the Shift, it comes with Swype which is really similar to SlideIT. Basically you just drag your finger from one letter to the next instead of typing, it takes a little getting used to but works pretty well.