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  1. Drayton

    Drayton Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm sure a thread has been made with this question before, but I needed an answer for myself. I've had a physical keyboard on my phones my entire life, and I was wondering if anybody thinks I would miss it with the Droid X. My brother has the original Motorola droid and he rarely uses the physical keyboard. I'm pretty good with the touch screen keyboards on my computer and iPod. I'm just loving that big Droid X screen and can't be sure if I should wait around for the Droid 2?

    Additional Question: Does anybody know when you'll be able to preorder the Droid X at a verizon store? I'd rather not do it at bestbuy.
     

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  2. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    i dont miss it...no use for it anymore w/android for me.
     
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    Airmaxx23 Well-Known Member

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    Once you get used to a on screen keyboard you will not miss a physical keyboard at all.
     
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    Yea u wont miss it. I thought I needed a physical one too cuz of bad experiences I had with a phone with a bad touch screen.

    As long as the screen is good, it will be fine.
     
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  5. Drayton

    Drayton Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know the Droid 2 has a smaller screen and it probably won't have any advantages besides being released with 2.2 and a physical keyboard, so you're all saying I shouldn't bother waiting for that?
     
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    I think the only reason for a keyboard would be for emulators.
     
  7. Gamble

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    Wait until you try out Swype. You might forget all about having a physical keyboard on a phone..
     
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    ^+1

    Yea, it might look gimmicky....I was like wtf is this?!?! lol But this is one of the first apps I install in any new ROM for me Droid.
     
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    I'm one of those users who was very insecure about the touch keyboard, but went ahead and bought an Incredible (but, hey, I also bought my first used stick shift car before I learned how to work the transmission). I would recommend downloading an app called myTextSpeed from the android market. It helps with accuracy, speed etc. -- honestly I don't miss the hard keyboard at all after a few weeks of texting, and just a little bit of time on that app for practice. It takes some getting used to, but it's not so bad. I'm returning the incredible, BTW, and getting my hands on a Droid X.
     
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  11. Steven58

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    My wife had her env1 for 3 years she was scared to goto a touch..... cause she is a HEAVY texter ...now has my old inc. and she loves it...
     
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    I came from a Touch Pro with a decent keyboard and have an Incredible for a month (changing to X soon) and didn't miss it at all.

    Swype makes things very easy.

    Also, the added benefit, at least for me, was, with swype, there's no need to rotate the phone into landscape and use 2 hands to type effectively.
     
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    With a screen this size I hope it's not a problem. I am using a full sized QWERTY on a LG Voyager. It will just take time getting used to. I'm sure you have seen the posts but my only concern is the X that it may not be fully rooted - but it's not an issue for 95% of users.
     
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    yeah on screen keyboards are so much nicer IMO i used to have a physical keyboard and now ive been using touch screens and dont miss it at all
     
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    Had a full touch on AT&T (Samsung Eternity) and it was hard to work with. Switched to an Impression. Swore I wouldn't have a phone w/o a physical qwerty. Well going from a 3.1 to a 3.7" screen makes a world of difference. The virtual keyboard on my Droid is sooo easy to work with. I have actually never used the physical kb. Tried it a few times but hated it. Can imagine that using the keyboard on a 4.3" screen would be a dream.
     
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    Honestly i missed the physical keyboard. After selling my INC last week and using BB curve for that time being, i've realized that i actually miss the physical keyboard. But the onscreen is just as good. I just feel like i like the tactical feedback i get with physical. Don't like keeping vibrate on for haptic feedback cuz i dont want to make it vibrate all the time
     
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    Wait. What? Kenny? You backed out of your inc too? Splain!
     
  21. kennyyu

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    yea.. i had a droid for a lil while before the inc. The call quality on the INC blowedd. I tried using my INC to make a couple calls to my sales rep that i order through for my job and he couldnt hear me. So, kind of pointless for me to have a phone i can't handle business on. (btw the land lines in the office were being used by our 2 receptionists)
     
  22. kennyyu

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    O yea and with previous experiences with motorola phones, i expect their call quality to be above average
     

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