Multitouch what's the big deal?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RoboMonkey, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. RoboMonkey

    RoboMonkey Well-Known Member
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    I don't get it.
    Is this some type of magical thing that's missing from the EVO?

    We have a shift key, you hit it caps lock for 1 key press.
    You hit it two times you get caps until you turn it off.

    Multitouch, you hold shift key + hit next key 1 cap.
    Same as above to hold caps.

    Same amount of effort, so what am I missing?

    After I calibrated the way I type with my EVO it's super fast and accurate.
     

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  2. rickyaustin

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    Multitouch is imperative to accurate fast typing. As you type you can hit multiple keys at once, the touches will often overlap with typing with two thumbs.

    If you don't have multitouch your second key won't register until you completely pick up your other finger. This will slow down typing and frustrate the hell out of people.

    I was up to 55 words per minute on my iPhone in portrait mode. W/out multitouch typing on these type of phones would be terrible.
     
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  3. neoshi

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    when you type fast enough, you'll notice that you're missing letters every few characters because it thought you dragged your finger over to the last character pressed... :mad:

    it ould lok soethng lke his
     
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  4. RoboMonkey

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    Oh, I get it. I only type with one thumb, so I has no impact on me.
    Thanks for clearning this up.
     
  5. mrvirginia

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    it's one thing the Droid X groupies were holding over our heads but no longer :p
    i do like their keyboard better than HTC's though.
     
  6. rickyaustin

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    Ah makes sense :D
     
  7. axisofoil

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    I like swype. although multi-touch swype (multiple words at the same time) would be super cool. So I could care less about multitouch keyboards.
     
  8. jadoe05

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    Ok am I the only person that can type fast with his evo and be accurate? Multitouch definitely won't hurt, but I think this is another one of those things that people are being anal about. If you are more precise with your typing you won't miss so many letters when typing on your evo. I bet after more people get the multitouch keyboard, people will complain that they spell more words wrong because they are able to hit two adjacent keys at once.

    BTW this was typed on my evo...
    HTC EVO FTW!!!!
     
  9. DaytonaZ33

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    Sorry, but I think it is almost universally accepted that a multitouch capable keyboard is more pleasant to use than one that isn't.
     
  10. jadoe05

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    True. I am not debating that. Just saying that the current keyboard isn't flawed and if you are precise then it can and will work for you.

    HTC EVO FTW!!!!
     
  11. aliveon2legs

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    I've gone Swype. I can never go back. Multi-touch is outdated technology, to me.
     
  12. Leodoc

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    Agreed. Swype is unbelievable. If you take three days with it and grow accustomed to some of the nuisances, it's hard to go back. It's not for everyone and I do have the multi touch keyboard also installed but it is awesome. The "wow"factor is also a plus
    :)
     
  13. Leodoc

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    Agreed. Swype is unbelievable. If you take three days with it and grow accustomed to some of the nuisances, it's hard to go back. It's not for everyone and I do have the multi touch keyboard also installed but it is awesome. The "wow"factor is also a plus
    :)
     
  14. whatsitsname

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    You probably have not used a iPhone before. Typing is much faster and accurate with multitouch. Also some games requiring multitouch capabilities will be difficult to play. Imagine pressing down a button to run and pressing another button to jump while running. Obviously this would not be possible without multitouch as the first button would have to be released before the second button register.
    This is my biggest complaint about the evo. The iPhone has had this capability a long time ago. Thus far iPhone still have the edge over the Evo imo.
     
  15. sean76

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    I agree, my iPhone had this going on for some time now. HTC is asleep at the wheel lately! It's like their building Porsche's without steering wheels.
     
  16. dr g

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    Not applicable, this only relates to the keyboard, which can be replaced eight ways till Tuesday on the Evo. Including with multitouch keyboards.
     
  17. whatsitsname

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  19. whatsitsname

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    Why not? "Multitouch what's the big deal?"
    I'm showing him some of the examples of it being a big deal.
     
  20. dr g

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    He's talking about the keyboard, which is not multitouch at all in stock form.
     
  21. whatsitsname

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    LOL
    We are going back and forth. I know he is talking about the keyboard. From his title and his first post he seem to think that it only effects the keyboard/typing. I am just tying to point out to him that the multitouch effects much more than that.
     
  22. dr g

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    No, the specific issue he is talking about is the lack of keyboard multitouch (presumably in response to recent posts about multitouch keyboards). The "issue" you report is unrelated.
     
  23. evoq

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    Totally agree.. I often find myself swyping on my Ipad's keyboard and wondering for a millisecond what the heck is wrong with it. :D

    Totally addictive.
     
  24. IOWA

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    IMO, hardware qwerty will always > Multitouch or Swype Keyboards. When typing on my moment, I reach speeds that are insanely fast. Without even looking at the keyboard. Try that on a touch keyboard.
     
  25. lousyskater

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    Used Swype for 2 weeks before switching to Multitouch. Will be sticking with Multitouch as I can type much faster with Multitouch than Swype, and Swype kept auto-correcting to words I didn't want to use.
     
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