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Onscreen Vs. Hardware Keyboard

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by writhum, Nov 17, 2009.

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Onscreen Vs. Hardware Keyboard

  1. Hardware (Slideout)

    14 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. Software (On screen)

    15 vote(s)
    51.7%
  1. writhum

    writhum Well-Known Member
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    Not sure if this has been done before, but I'm curious. How many of you use the onscreen, and how many of you use the slideout?
     

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  2. fumoh

    fumoh Member
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    Slideout. I use the on-screen for quick text, but if I'm tapping out an SMS I use the hard keyboard.
     
  3. andrewdoane

    andrewdoane Well-Known Member
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    Ditto. Pretty much use the on-screen for searching, anything longer it's the hardware keyboard.
     
  4. Barbara

    Barbara Well-Known Member
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    I use both but primarily the slideout. If I'm doing something quick that only requires a few letters I'll use the onscreen. If I'm texting or answering an email I use the slideout.
     
  5. Bravo311

    Bravo311 Well-Known Member
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    Never the slide out, I have big fingers and the keyboard just doesn't work for me.
     
  6. ChrisKerrigan

    ChrisKerrigan New Member
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    I actually use the soft keyboard more than the hard one. I have small fingers, so I don't usually have a problem with the slideout keyboard like some peopled do, but for some reason I just prefer to use the soft keys.
     
  7. writhum

    writhum Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
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    I bought one of the hard plastic / leather snap on cases from verizon. It adds a little bulk, but removes any 'give' between the screen and the keyboard (which I disliked, a lot). It also renders the hardware keyboard almost useless (makes it so the top row of keys are unusable). This being said, it's made me switch to the onscreen keyboard and I love it. Also just got the app Betterkeyboard, which you can skin to your liking. All I need is multitouch now!
     
  8. kkluesner

    kkluesner Active Member
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    having been a qwerty Keyboard user for years... Blackberry 5+ years as a work phone and an Env+ Env2 for a personal phone... I NEEDED the slide out keyboard... but after a few days with the Droid.. have been getting a lot better with the onscreen Keyboard... LOVE having the option of one or the other!!!! Loving the Droid!!!! :D
     

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