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General Samsung Galaxy Ace - Keypad (Alphanumeric)

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  1. Leliana

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    Hello, I was considering buying the Samsung Galaxy Ace, and I was just wondering if it also had an alphanumeric keypad?

    And if so, does anyone know how to access it and make it the main mode for texting?

    Many thanks!
     

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    It has two keyboards: swype and samsung keypad.

    This is samsung keypad:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    BTW what do you mean by alphanumeric?

    Its nice and you can type fast.
     
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    I also like the Samsung keyboard. By ticking the "123"key on the keyboard (like shown in the image above) you get into the alphanumeric keyboard (with only numbers, like on a pc). Or else you can approach the numbers using the SHIFT key.
    But I wonder how you want to text only using the alphanumeric keyboard.
     
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    Hello, thank you for your reply,

    Alphanumeric is the keypad where you have about nine keys, and on each one, it goes 1 = "ABC", 2 = "DEF", etc...

    Here is an example of what I mean:
    http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/images/c/c3/Alpha_Numeric_Keypad.JPG?20081119181826

    I think the Samsung keypad is cool, but I'm awful at qwerty typing! I was just wondering if there was an alphanumeric option on the Ace, just in case :)

    oh and I wanted the alphanumeric keypad to access both the letters and numbers for the text :)
     
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    Hi Leliana,
    I didn't understand you correctly the first time. Unfortunately the Ace doesn't have that keyboard. Maybe such a keypad is available in the Play Store (former Android Market).
     
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    Ah, I see, that's ok :)

    I've had a look on the Play website, but they don't appear to have any :(

    Are there any android phones out there, to your knowledge, with such a keypad...?

    Many thanks again!
     
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    Hi, I hope not!!! this is the 21st Century, if you want that keyboard get an old Nokia from the 90's, LOL!! ;) I was the same, but after using this keyboard on a touchscreen phone I could NEVER go back to the dark ages!! LOL! Try it, you'll love it. Graham :)
     
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    Hi,

    Can anyone let me know if the Samsung Galaxy Ace's keyboard has haptic feedback (vibrating keystrokes) when using the keyboard for texting or emailing?
     
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    alphanumeric keypad is there with built in samsung keyboard. select samsung keypad, setting, portrait keypad types and select the 3*4 keypad and u r done.. u ll get a keypad which is alphanumeric..
     
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    To swaroop_p1988,
    I think that's exactly what Leliana means. Nice to see someone has the solution (although I prefer swyping).
     
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    Yes, nice one swaroop, that should make Leliana smile. As they say - "you learn something every day". I would never use it, but nice to know it's there! Is there anything our little Ace can't do....??? :D Graham.
     
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    Just in case you wanted a screenshot.

    [​IMG]

    I knew how to get this keyboard but I didn't understand completely what is meant by alphanumeric. BTW this is pretty tough to use and I'd rather prefer Swype, But I think if you are comfortable with this keyboard then you will have no problem.
     
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    swype makes texting ease.. me too use swype mostly or samsung qwerty keypad if i get bored of swype :p
     
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    hmm about the Letter A, Q, Z, and W.. it change position
     
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    Hi there -
    You can set the text keyboard to alphanumeric by selecting your contact and going in to start composing a msg. When you 'tap to compose' hit the little flower symbol at bottom right of screen (between . and next) then go into 'portrait keypad types'. Select 3x4 keypad. This will give you the 'old style' keypad buttons. Hope this helps.
     
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    I knew how to get this keyboard but I didn't understand completely what is meant by alphanumeric. BTW this is pretty tough to use and I'd rather prefer Swype, But I think if you are comfortable with this keyboard then you will have no problem.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks a lot. My mom and I just bought this phone and I was worried it would be difficult for her to use QWERTY. Glad to hear they have the old school keypad. I remember being able to type fast without looking during class using Nokia Phones.
     
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    Yes, indeedy!
    I have arthritic fingers and cannot touch those tiny keys..
     
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    Hi, it does have the keypad you are looking for. If you go into settings, locale and text, samsung keypad, portrait key types, 3 x 4 keypad.

    This is the alphanumeric keypad as opposed to the qwerty keypad.
     

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