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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Warrior 3000, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Warrior 3000

    Warrior 3000 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    okay so iv always had a great touch screen phone. i had a samsung instinct for like 2 years and it was GREAT. one of the best landscape text menus ever and i was a BEAST at texting. then i got the htc hero and i couldnt even use to landscape texting at all. i got use to using the normal upright iphone style texting. after like 3 months of using it i started to hate it and cant deal with it anymore to a point where i hate texting long texts. is tehre ever gonna be an update to fix the CRAPPY landscape?!?!?!??!?!?

  2. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    Just do shorter texts.
    Or change your phone.
  3. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    Just had a look at the 2.1 android upgrade and they have done nothing with. The keyboard.
  4. jamespg81

    jamespg81 Member

    I found it a pain but im pretty used to it now.. Have you calibrated the thing lately? I did mine and noticed a small difference..
  5. Bhav

    Bhav Well-Known Member

    Definitely a good idea to calibrate whenever you find yourself getting frustrated with it.
  6. lekky

    lekky Lover

    this is my first touchscreen so i have nothing to compare it against, but its fine for me (but then again i dont seem to txt much anyway)
  7. skimminstones

    skimminstones Android Enthusiast

    Ive always used the phone keypad rather than a qwerty one and its been perfect.
  8. crish

    crish Newbie

    I hated it too, in fact i bought Better Keyboard to start with but reverted back to the stock one of which i now really like after 2 months of use.
    Once it gets used to your own words and texting style it's great!
    I can even type long texts with my thumbs ala non touchscreen mobiles!!
  9. Anthony1

    Anthony1 Android Enthusiast

    The problem is that you can calibrate the k/b in portrait mode, but it doesn't seem to let you calibrate it in landscape mode. At least mine doesn't seem to let me.
  10. Ziani

    Ziani Android Expert

    I think its great but then I have small fingers, it takes time though to get used to. I had a physical keyboard before and thought I would would hate it :)
  11. Bhav

    Bhav Well-Known Member

    That's true, but once calibrated it works really well in portrait mode (in my experience anyway)
  12. alinver

    alinver Android Enthusiast

    The keyboard is the only reason I'd get rid of my Hero. On a normal sized keyboard I can touch type about 120 words per minute and audio type around 80 WPM so I'm not exactly a beginner.

    I found using the compact QWERTY keyboard was a little better but you have to keep an eye on the auto word selection. It reverts to the standard QWERTY when you use it in landscape.

    Cheers Al

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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