Texting on the Magic??Support


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  1. sleemie

    sleemie Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've been waiting and waiting and waiting to make the commitment to buy a touchscreen phone. I THOUGHT it was gonna be the Pre, but the keyboard is too tiny, and the screen is also a bit small for my taste. Nothing else has really grabbed me. So, now the Mytouch is the next one on my list, but I've heard a lot of people say that they can't text very fast or easily on a touchscreen phone. I send probably close to 100 texts a day, so quick and easy texting is very important to me.

    So, the question is how do you guys find the texting on the Magic since they're basically the same phone?
     

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    It can actually be pretty quick if you turn on prediction and auto-correction.
     
  3. olivierm

    olivierm Well-Known Member

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    It can be pretty quick but nowhere near what i could achieve on my E71. Tje landscape kb probably helps but I don't use it much, portrait is fine.
     
  4. samuelmaskell

    samuelmaskell Well-Known Member

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    I've never actually had a phone with a qwerty keyboard so I can't really compare but I have the magic and I don't really have any complaints about the keyboard. The prediction is pretty good and the keys are big enough. I can text fast enough with it and I text quite a lot. Having the haptic feedback on slows it down every once in a while though which is a bit of a bummer. It isn't too bad though.
     
  5. jhoffman

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    I got an I/O 09 developer phone (magic with pretty branding on the back), and I'd say for everything EXCEPT entering text, I love it. However, being presented with this phone and my previous phone (LG Voyager, I think it is) with a full, physical QWERTY keyboard, I can't stand texting on the magic.

    I think for those accustomed to on-screen keyboards, the Magic will probably feel like a pretty good option. The landscape view does offer large keys, auto-correction and suggestions work fairly well for every-day words.

    For those who are happy with large physical keyboards on their phones, and like blazing-fast texting, I would honestly have to just recommend buying the G1. I've had to seriously consider selling my Magic and downgrading to get the keyboard (and am still wrestling with it, but I'm caught up on that pretty I/O 09 branding)
     
  6. sleemie

    sleemie Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, I'm not used to using a physical QWERTY keyboard, but I am very used to using a physical old fashioned key pad with the T9 and I very comfortable with that and I can go pretty quickly and I'm able to do it one handed, so I hate to really take a step backwards in terms of ease and speed with texting.

    I'm thinking I might just hold out for the Touch Pro 2 and hope that all the complaints about WinMo are unfounded, or at least resolved with 6.1 and 6.5. This is strictly a fun phone for me so I don't need all the business related stuff the Touch Pro 2 has, but for the looks and physical keyboard and the features it looks like it might be the best option for a keyboard phone since there's no other good Android phone with a keyboard on the horizon. The screen is too small on the lancaster, and the pics of the morrison and bigfoot are butt ugly, although we don't know what the final color scheme will be. Even though, there's no telling when they're even gonna be released. I've been waiting since like January when I first heard about the Pre to get a touchscreen phone and I'm tired of waiting, but nothing on the market has grabbed me enough yet. I think the ideal phone would be the Touch Pro 2 with Android, and although it MAY happen down the road, I can't wait that long.
     
  7. grimmy

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    Takes a few days to get used to it, but once you have got used to the autocorrection/prediction features, it's pretty easy and fast.

    Top tip: If a word isn't in the dictionary, long press on it on the prediction bar and it adds it to the dictionary.
     
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    I find that the compact qwerty option with spell correction on works really well one handed. I also like the T9 keypad as I find it feels very familiar when typing
     
  9. bigshape

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    install the htc ime.apk keyboard - much better than the standard one IMO
     

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