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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ccsoccer03, May 22, 2011.

  1. ccsoccer03

    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member
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    So i current am using an Ally that has an awesome keyboard. How steep is the learning curve for a touch keyboard and which is better, swype or normal typing(querks and all)?

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  2. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    the screen on the x is so big you might think your using a keyboard, swype is an amazing feature, that cannot and should not be overlooked!
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  3. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Android Expert

    Moved to the main DX forum, as this isn't really Root related. :)
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  4. trav473

    trav473 Android Enthusiast

    take the time and learn to swipe. its frustrating as hell at first, but after a couple days you will get used to it. Then when you bring up the multitouch kb, you will find yourseld tryin to swype on it. lol
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  5. gibbga

    gibbga Member

    Definitely give Swype a try. It takes some getting used to things like blocking some letters with your finger as you swype across the screen and not being able to see them, but once you get the hang of it you'll never go back. Also, highly recommend taking the tutorial they give you if you've never used it. It is one of the rare times that a tutorial is helpful.
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  6. thedrizl

    thedrizl Android Enthusiast

    i used to demand a great physical keyboard, too. honestly, since i got my DX, i haven't even noticed that it's missing. it took about a week to get used to the virtual keyboard. and i don't even use swype.
  7. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    In very rare circumstances do I miss not having a physical keyboard. Touch screen keyboards work really well.
  8. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert

    Physical keyboards suck!
  9. Greavous

    Greavous Android Enthusiast

    I came from a physical keyboard and thought Id miss it. I didnt skip a beat making the change. In landscape the kb is awesome.
  10. bishop0114

    bishop0114 Member

    Agreed... I thought loosing the keyboard would be hard but after just a few days, I can't imagine going back to a hardware keyboard. I personally don't use swipe and have used Smart Keyboard Pro for the last year. The endless choices is just one of the many things you will come to like about the software keyboard...

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