Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by the_ahmadzais, Sep 27, 2010.
whats your favourite keyboard and why? please share
My favourite keyboard is the HTC keyboard which I am currently using on my Xperia
I tried swype but really couldn't get used to it
how did u get it?
Definately HTC_IME keyboard. Tried a good number of the ones listed above and imho HTC_IME knocks spots off the others.
You get it from XDA developers, just use their search function and look for Jonasl HTC_IME. There is also a chap called Gimpsta over there who has created a site to mod the keyboard and you can create your own skins for it, I have three different ones but currently on a pink and white one as it blends in with my wallpaper. Again just search Gimpsta and HTC_IME and you should find it. You want High Res but not Froyo (obviously!) just download it, unzip and copy accross to your phone. You will need a file manager Astro or Linda to find it on your SD card and then install. Simples!
I have said Swype, but with the last update, I can't get used to it anymore, they have tweaked it slightly, probably for the better, but somehow I prefered the older version... might try the HTC one.
I think you missed one that surly should be listed as it is very unique and just love it. It is called "Thick Buttons" keyboard. If you could add that I would surly vote for it. I would have voted for SWYPE, even over the one I just mentioned, but since I do not and cannot get it on my X10 (Thank You AT&T), I cannot vote for it.
XXXX So I vote for the "ThickButtons" KeyBoard....
Side Note: I see a lot of people voting for the HTC, but I do not see any listed as HTC. Are there HTC keyboards up there, but under a different name???
i use slideIT (cos not able to get swype), but used to use the HTC one. the slideIT is awesome to type quickly, but when typing non-english words, it can be a pain. I wish there was a mix between the two.
+1 except it lacks a few scandinavian caracters on the keyboard itself. They appear in the wordlist though.
I used to see loads of comments about how awful the native X10 keyboards are but I stuck with them because I knew no better. However I eventually cracked and went for the HTC but my continued research brought up Swype only a week later so I've used that ever since. I think it would be difficult for me now to go back to tappy typing, though the HTC was good and a definite improvement on the pre-installed options.
I have played with Swype, but I found Shapewriter easier/quicker to use.
HTC keyboard all the way!!!
HTC Keyboard here as well.
The HTC one, Quality
Funny how most Xperia users use the HTC keyboard yet the OP did not add this to his poll