OK... sorry, I know. Business reasons kept me on a phone with MS operating system and then I used my upgrade to get my wife a new iphone 4S...which she loves (this is why I am so late to the party).
I am seriously considering an upgrade to the Droid MAXX.
My question is for users with both touchscreen and qwerty keyboard experience. I really like the feel and precision of a slide out KB... but I am not thrilled with the thickness of the Droid 4.
Also, I cannot STAND the size of the touchscreen KB on my wife's iphone 4S... my big fat fingers just cannot get the job done. I am hoping that the KB on the MAXX is larger and able to deal with my ham-fisted texting technique.
How big a deal was your switch to a touchscreen KB?
Last edited by steelpastor; February 13th, 2012 at 02:34 AM.
Welcome to the forums Steel!
I first started out (after my WinMo phone) with the Droid 1 which had a slide out keyboard. That thing was horrible. My wife got used to it, but I never could. The screen wasn't much bigger than the iPhone, but I got used to typing on screen. The nice thing about Android is there are many different keyboard apps available in the Market. The one I love is SwiftKey. It has excellent text prediction and correction so you can really type quickly and get quite used to it.
Right now, I'm using a Galaxy Nexus which is just a touch larger than the Razr Maxx. The best thing you can do is hop into a Verizon store and just play with one and see if it's for you. Coming from a physical keyboard, it may take a week or so to get used to, but you'll get the hang of it in no time!
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i760 is nextel correct? You use the direct connect on the job?
If that's the case.. if you upgrade to the Maxx you can download the app TiKL. It's just like direct connect. Uses your data plan and is free to use. Only issue is that all the people you call needs it as well in order for it to work.
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I've got big fat fingers. I hated the slide out keyboard on my last phone. The razr keyboard is nice, although I use Swype, and have for a long time. I think after a week, you'll get used to having a touch screen. There is a learning curve, but it's not bad. Once you are comfortable with it, you'll never know how you lived without!
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I also hand and I 760. So that caught my eye. There is going to be a learning curve involved. However you should catch up in no time.
As far as the keyboard is concerned. I typed this entire message Using the little microphone button on the keyboard. I need no corrections. All use was the speech to text engine. As you can see you don't need a third party keyboard. All you do is touch the little microphone button and talk. O n using the space bar at the end of a sentence.
I have the razor since it came out. And I'm thinking about going in getting the max today.
enjoy your new phone whatever you decide.
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Thank you everyone. I am really thinking the MAXX would be large enough to use the KB. Although tnstra touches on something I was also considering... as voice to text improves, will I use a KB much at all?
I called Verizon about getting the MAXX today... waiting for a callback.
I have heard that there a number of NEW devices coming out on Verizon in the next week or ten days. Is there word on anything that would top the MAXX?
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