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  1. nathanotis

    nathanotis Android Enthusiast
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    Hey guys. Firstly, I wanna say I'm loving my Hero. There are 2 things I miss from my Curve, though...

    1. I miss some of the blackberry notification sounds. Im told these are available for download "all over the web", but I can't locate them. A little please?

    2. On the berry, when one typed "wer" and the spacebar, "we're" would pop up in its place. Does the Hero (or Android in general) have a custom dictionary where I could set this up?

    Thanks.
     

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    On the dictionary question, I HAVE NO IDEA, but if you find it please post back here b/c I would love to know as well.
     
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    The custom dictionary is automatic if you have predictive text enabled and it comes enabled by default. When you are typing a suggestion list appears above the keyboard. <SPACE> or touching the word will accept the green highlighted word and let you continue. If you are typing a word the phone doesn't know it will show up highlighted orange and hitting <SPACE> or touching the word will add it to your custom dictionary. However this dictionary is not editable, even on rooted phones so far, so you can add words while typing but you can't associate words with certain key strokes or delete words. You can empty the dictionary but that's as much as you can do.
     
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    ^Stinks. And so even if you do "teach" it to accept certain words, you'll still have to type them in. On my BB I had phrases for business that I used quite often such as foreign locations i.e. SHANGHAI, CN and I had it programmed, when I typed "SHA [SPACE]" it turned it into SHANGHAI, CN. But that wouldn't work with the teaching method. Oh well, NBD.
     
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    Any ideas on the 'berry sounds? I'm jonesin'!
     
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    as far as punctuated words, in portrait mode, you can set the keyboard into phonepad mode and hit the number one for the punctuation. For example if you wanted to spell "we're", you'd hit 93173. Don't worry, full QWERTY is still accessible by rotating into landscape.
     
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    Deryn, thanks so much for this suggestion. I've been messing with the alternate keyboards built into the portrait mode... They're awesome! I prefer the Compact Qwerty. Not only do I have a dedicated apostrophe key (with quotes on the long press), the buttons are bigger and I'm INSTANTLY typing faster. The predictive text REALLY shines on the phone in these modes. I don't know when/if I'm ever going to use the landscape keyboard again!

    I'm a convert! +1 rep for you, my friend!

    (it's crazy how excited I am about this)
     
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    I've got a zip with all of the blackberry OS default ringers and notifiers. PM me if you still need it.
     
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    nathanotis Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks for the offer. I ended up extracting the sounds myself from a friends 'berry.
     
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