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Keyboard improved on Droid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rushmore, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. rushmore

    rushmore Android Expert
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    I tried one out for a few weeks in November, but the keyboard was flat and hard to press keys efficiently. Game emulators did not perform as well as my G1. I can finally get out of my Tmo contract, so tried a Droid out again to see if my opinion of the keyboard was still as bad.

    To my surprise, the keyboard on the live demo at Best Buy had a slightly rounded key surface and the keys were a lot more responsive and not as hard to press. I also have an N900 and prefer the Droid's KB (the BB demo), since more space on top row (N900 display bezel gets in the way on top row- needs about 1/4" more space).

    Anyone else notice this? I am trying to decide between Droid and Incredible, but prefer a keyboard due to all the great emulators on Android. I may just wait for the Droid 2, but that will probably be in the Fall.
     

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  2. drumma

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    Yeah my first droid had FLAT keys and i really thought iwas going to have to take it back because i couldnt type on it at all....but i took it back for a camera problem and to my surprise the new droid they gave me had the rounded keys and it is a MAJOR improvment in typing....I CAN REALLY FLY ON THIS THING NOW...i am 100% physical keyboard..
     
  3. drudometkin

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    My launch droid has raised keys. I think it breaks in with use. Going from flat to raised.
     
  4. mazz0310

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    Definitely breaks in. My keyboard was completely flat when I got it, not it has real buttons like any other keyboard. It's amazing how after using it a lot it changed so dramatically (not sarcasm). I literally use the keyboard 90% of the time.
     

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