Handcent T9 vs Better Keyboard (EvenBetter Keyboard)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crucifixion, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. crucifixion

    crucifixion Well-Known Member
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    So I downloaded Handcent and the handcent keyboard in order to have T9 functionality (I like to type fast with one hand), and found the Handcent T9 keyboard to be pure crap.

    First, it doesn't even have basic words in it, but mainly the letters only show and the numbers don't, so have to do a seperate thing just to put numbers in. Since it was free I got what I paid for.

    So I search the market and found Better Keyboard and then had to also buy its T9 app, called EvenBetter Keyboard and this is much better. Is it worth it to buy to apps (2.99+3.99) just for T9 when there was a half-ass working one in Handcent for free? I don't know, but I am happy with it.

    Was wondering if other people used T9 on Handcent and/or EvenBetter keyboard and what are your thoughts.

    Please dont let this thread become a QWERTY vs T9 fight. Just asking about T9 and which vendor do you prefer using?
     

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  2. SamMax

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  3. SimonSays

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    Just checking, you know there's a full-refund on paid apps from the android market if you uninstall them within 24 hours, right? If you text a lot shouldn't take long to determine whether it's worth it for you.
     
  4. magnus

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    Better keyboard has T9 built in.....Whats the deals with even better keyboard?

    EDIT: Just found out. Even better keyboard is NOT an app of Better keyboard. The names are similiar but the two are by two different people.
     
  5. crucifixion

    crucifixion Well-Known Member
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    ah crap, really? so then I bought one when I didnt need it...OK let me get a refund on one
     
  6. boatman

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    what the heck is swype ? tried to find it in market, nothing.
     
  7. asilver

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    google swype it's not on the market but you can download it and install it on your phone, it's the first revolution in vitrtual keyboard typing in my opinion...because it removes typing all together and you just drag your finger through the keyboard to spell the word....it's smart too, you don't have to be precise and it's very accurate.
     
  8. greg72

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    I had swype on my windows mobile tp 2. Didn't like it much. I can actually type pretty quick with the landscape soft keyboard. Don't have to be exact and he text prediction is actually really good.
     
  9. crucifixion

    crucifixion Well-Known Member
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    so where can I find swype? maybe ill try that
     
  10. Redflea

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    Swype is the best keyboard I've used, period.

    I was a T9 junkie from my BB days, but I'm converted now...very fast, very forgiving.
     
  11. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah swype means me pulling out the physical keyboard less. And its another iDon't. Or whatever. Anyway very slick. If it was multitouch there'd be no argument (my only complaint is I worry adding too many words or phrases I use could screw up prediction for actual ones. another thread).
     
  12. SirVilhelm

    SirVilhelm Well-Known Member
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    Because of this thread I installed Swype. Wow. I've been showing everyone I know how cool swype is. I still feel that in some situations I type faster using the physical keyboard but for quick messages its swype for the win. Anyone know when they will bring it to the market?
     
  13. messenger13

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    This thread contains more info for you.
     

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