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  1. rhwd2003

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    Can you change the keyboard that is provided with the HTC Sense UI to the default android keyboard? Is it something you download from the market to change keyboards?
     

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  2. Eguy

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    I think if you turn Sense off, it goes to the stock keyboard. Of course, you can always install an alternate one from the market like Swype.
     
  3. Thefoodman52

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    If the Evo is running 2.1 anything like the Hero, unless you install a different keyboard, no there's no way to get the normal Android one.
     
  4. DougFunny

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    Well like stated you can get a different one from the marketplace such as swype. Which is what ill be using
     
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    I don't think Swype will be available on the Market for the Evo.
     
  6. Thefoodman52

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    Not in the market, but if you have nice people... (XDA) they might have a hook up with some form of .apk..... just sayin'.
     
  7. Caloy

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    LOL@Thefoodman52... :D

    I hope someone hooks me up with one. *wink*
     
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    i want swype as well, somebody here found the hi res .apk version and had it running, if so and your reading this please pm me!!
     
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    Please don't post links. I would appreciate a PM though. I don't like this thread to be erased for infractions regarding intellectual property rights. :D
     
  12. Covert_Death

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    ahh didn't think about that... post changed
     
  13. polkadots

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    Why can't a link be posted to XDA for something like that? They're not really a competing forum when they serve an entirely different need within the community. Here we can discuss, ask questions, speculate, etc...and there we can get all of our "developer" needs satisfied.
     
  14. Bek

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    To answer the OP, I'm running both Swype and Better Keyboard.

    I like Swype but am using Better Keyboard for now. The latter wins for me because of voice to text capabilities.
     
  15. dave158316

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    i would love to have swype can somebody pm me when they get it so i can please please please
     
  16. Bek

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    According to SprintFun, it has nothing to do with linking to XDA, but linking to software that is "not legally available."

     
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  17. polkadots

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    Ah, well in that case I completely understand. Thanks for clearing it up. :)
     
  18. DougFunny

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    Yeah if someone could also PM me that i'd love them for life. :D
     
  19. newone757

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    you do know the stock htc keyboard includes the voice button right?? just sayin
     
  20. SprintFun

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    Thanks for posting that Bek :)
     
  21. jamesdean

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    It does not on the HTC Eris or Hero.
     
  22. DougFunny

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    I think it does include the voice button on android 2.1+ devices
     
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    2.1 it does... voice to text is a 2.1 feature
     
  24. jamesdean

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    No it does not. I just worked with 2 neighbors last night, one with the Hero and one with the Eris. Both recently upgraded to 2.1 and the HTC sense UI did not have the voice to text icon on the keyboard. It did have voice search on the browser and maps but not on any other keyboard, IE, messenger. That is why I did the research and found this link.

    Voice to text was on the keyboard on my previous Incredible though.

    Add Full Voice to Text To Android Phones Nimbu
     
  25. rhwd2003

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