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Old March 22nd, 2012, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused Avail keyboard help

I am new to the whole android-smartphone world and have a problem with the keyboard on the At&T Avail. I have difficulty hitting the correct keys (probably because I'm an old retired guy, technically challenged, and have fat fingers). Is there a way to download a different keyboard and how would I go about doing that?

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Moving to the Avail section.

There are a bunch of keyboards available via Play (aka market). Some are free, some not. Most have at least a free trial. I use SwiftkeyX myself. I don't own an Avail, so I can't help you with what works best with your specific phone. Try a couple and tell us what you think. have fun!!!
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This is what I use.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bigbuttons&hl=en

What a life saver. Or radioshack has a stylus touch capacitive that is really tiny on the tip so it can hit the small keys. It is 27 dollars.
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I use the iPhone Keyboard Emulator FREE. Works great for me.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sixgreen.android.softkeyboard&featu re=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zaXhncm Vlbi5hbmRyb2lkLnNvZnRrZXlib2FyZCJd
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In the stock ROM, there are two keyboards: Android keyboard and XT9 keyboard. Part of the XT9 keyboard includes a 10 key setup like a normal phone, however the T9 style program in the XT9 system sucks and doesn't allow "custom" words as far as I'm aware.
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