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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by badbox29, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. badbox29

    badbox29 Lurker
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    Check out this picture... look at the corner of my "M" key. It's curled up a bit... It seems that all of the keys are "stickers" of sorts on a membrane? I thought it was a single molded piece but no? I guess what I am wondering is whether this is normal or if I need to get my Droid some dandruff shampoo?


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  2. toolfreak

    toolfreak Newbie

    looks and feels to me like its simply a piece of thin plastic over contacts like on one of the old nokia back in the day that had the rubber button pad under the faceplate you could easily swap out colors.
  3. badbox29

    badbox29 Lurker
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    yeah, I get that feeling too... except for the way some of the letters are curled (like the "m" in the pic above). I got my thumbnail under that corner and it felt like if I gave it much pull, the letter would peel off. I'm assuming that's how all of them are put together but was curious if anyone else had issue with their letters not lining up or curling or whatever.

    for the record, I ran my fingers down the keys (pressing down) so as to push all the letters flat and the overall look of the keyboard improved. It looks more flat now.
  4. *JonnyB*

    *JonnyB* Member

    ahahah well thats not your only worry, maybe you should buy a better looking case for your Droid xD
  5. kennydunn

    kennydunn Newbie

    This feeds into my worry about the keyboard. Been sitting on the fence between Droid vs Eris. Would like to know if this should be a general concern. From the picture the problem seems worse that just the 'm' key. Thanks to all for the information.
  6. boycan

    boycan Member

    WOW someone really uses that keyboard?
  7. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    Absolutely. Everyday. I won't say that I'm as fast as I am on a computer keyboard, but it's pretty good for only using four digits.
  8. boycan

    boycan Member

    I only open it to show pepes, I never thought I would/could do the touch board but I do way better on it than on the physical one.
  9. tpriddy

    tpriddy Member

    I type on the physical keyboard with my thumbs in a rocking motion. How do you type with four fingers? Is the Droid sitting on a table?
  10. badbox29

    badbox29 Lurker
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    Honestly, I don't really use it that often.. I have the NES and SNES emulators on there and have to pop it out for those... that's when I noticed the button curling. Like another poster, I never thought I would use the virtual keyboard more but turns out I do.
  11. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    You are correct. It is only thumbs.
  12. badbox29

    badbox29 Lurker
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    sorry about that! didn't realize the fashionistas' guild had a representative on this site:p

    That case wasn't my first choice... but the company that I work for has pretty conservative standards for acceptable business stuff and since I got my Droid by requesting permission to "test" it for the company, I felt a shiny neon pink snap on cover might be counter productive toward that end:)
  13. toolfreak

    toolfreak Newbie

    I use mine keyboard all the time it just takes a little getting use to. I type just as fast on it as i did when i had the samsung alias. and also use it alot for emulators and games

    and no none of my buttons have started to peal or curl up like that
  14. taz55

    taz55 Well-Known Member

    I always use the physical keyboard, I love it.
  15. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    It's been widely documented that some case covers peel up the keyboard because they catch. The one that's designed by Motorola doesn't have a tab on the underside of the left side that can catch. It's tabbed only at the top, bottom and right side of the screen.
  16. badbox29

    badbox29 Lurker
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    I can confirm the case I'm using has no tab on that edge and there is in fact a decent bit of clearance there. Good to know about the issue with cases That have tabs on that edge though. Definitely something to keep in mind when selecting one.
  17. MountainX

    MountainX Well-Known Member

    Here's a link to a blog post on this topic:

    (Web Tech Insight: Is the Droid Love Affair Over? Absolutely not, but…)

Motorola Droid Forum

The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

November 2009
Release Date

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