Hard keyboard - how do you hold the phone while typing?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OldHooky, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. OldHooky

    OldHooky Well-Known Member
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    Hi - first post!

    I have a Milestone (Droid) which I think is excellent, but I'm struggling with the hard keyboard - I haven't found a way of holding the handset comfortably while using the keyboard efficiently.

    Any suggestions? Tomorrow is the last day I can return it, so I'd love to crack this one/only major issue.

    Cheers
     

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  2. brettlewis

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    maybe it would be better if you said how you are holding it that makes it awkward. I can't think of many ways to hold it, well I can, but most of them seem unconventional...
     
  3. OldHooky

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    Kind of difficult to describe: perhaps it's the weight of the corners when resting on my hands, esp the right.

    Latest issue is about a 30 second lag with the typing on both keyboards. Plus it then catches up v slowly, one letter every two seconds!
     
  4. I rest the phone on my fingers and type with my thumbs.

    I've tried typing with my fingers on a hard surface, but that's nowhere near as comfortable...
     
  5. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member
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    This is an easy one, hold it with the physical keyboard closed. It sucks anyways and the onscreen keyboard is good
     
  6. drgonzo

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    Check out the Swype aftermarket keyboard app. Its not in the market place but a lil googling will find it. With a little getting used to it blows the standard keyboard away.
     
  7. OldHooky

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    Thanks.

    Not sure chris or drgonzo that your suggestions help with the hard keyboard.

    The HD2 begins to look appealing if I can't get comfortable with it.:thinking:
     
  8. barry99705

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    I hold it like this.
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    Not uncomfortable at all. Yea, I know, I need to clean my desk....
     
  9. GDroid

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    30 second keyboard lag? That's insane.
     
  10. barry99705

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    No joke! The only issue I have with the keyboard is the lack of a tab key.
     
  11. brettlewis

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    I hold it just as that picture shows, seems the most natural way to do it.
     
  12. brettlewis

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    Is the lag happaning when typing in online textareas, such as in this forum, or does it also happen while typing in text messages or in the gmail/email app?
     
  13. GDroid

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    I hold the Droid down with 1 foot on each side and type with my mouth.
     
  14. barry99705

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    Good to see the coyote hasn't caught you yet.
     
  15. GDroid

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    LoL
     
  16. alostpacket

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    lol

    Oh do tell!
     
  17. johnlgalt

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    The only time I saw any sort of typing lag was when there was simply too much stuff running (usually after updating like 10 apps from market).
     
  18. OldHooky

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    I thought the same, but I only had the browser running. Not even had time to switch it on today! :eek: so not had a check to see whether it's back to normal.

    Will try typing on it in a bit.
     
  19. binglejellsx2

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    I hold my keyboard in the same manner as the photo. As far as the tab key, isn't it just Alt+A? I haven't tried it, but I assumed that's what that symbol was.
     
  20. Jim Dawson

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    I have no noticable lag with my Droid.
     
  21. barry99705

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    I thought the same thing, but alt+a does nothing.
     

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