G1 Or MyTouch? Keyboard Worries


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  1. The Reepr

    The Reepr New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am switching to T-Mobile (US) and am totally set on getting an Android phone. Here's what I do:

    • Heavy Texting
    • Heavy Mobile Internet Use
    • Light Email (Basically To Check Gmail, Nothing Serious)
    • I also use the GPS feature quite often
    • Using Android as a Dev Platform

    I do plan on rooting either device as soon as I get it.

    Now, my main concern with the MyTouch is not having a physical keyboard. I am coming from an LG Voyager (Verizon) which had a horrible email and web client but had an awesome keyboard so I managed with it. Please note I have little stubs for thumbs and would most likely have to use the MyTouch keyboard in landscape mode for most of my typing.
     

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  2. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member

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    Keep your eyes on phandroid.

    There are a few handsets being released with slide out thumb boards.
     
  3. The Reepr

    The Reepr New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the link, but unfortunately I need to make a decision by thursday.
     
  4. techobsessive

    techobsessive Well-Known Member

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    I dont have any of these, but i would say G1 based off of your needs. And seeing as you are rooting, speed wont be a problem.
     
  5. trick202

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    In which case, I would ask around a little more.

    I am not sure if I'm right in saying that the mytouch and the G1 are essentially the same (making the G1 the better choice for you) - I MAY BE WRONG.

    However, I made a decision a while back that touchscreen is the future, so I may as well suck it up and learn how to master it.

    Helpful eh? ;)
     
  6. The Reepr

    The Reepr New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Haha actually it was, thanks. I'm gonna get the MyTouch. More memory outweighs the lack of keyboard. Worst case scenario, if I hate the MyTouch keyboard THAT much, I'll switch it out for the G1 within the exchange period.
     
  7. NoPants

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    Get the MyTouch 3G and get the HTC keyboard and you'll be straight. My buddy and I took the plunge and disliked the normal keyboard, I came across this update and the htc keyboard works so much better, and you can calibrate it too.
     
  8. larryccf

    larryccf Well-Known Member

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    any chance you've got link to where you downloaded the HTC keyboard?

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