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  1. KrazeeCracker

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    Has anyone used this and can recommend it without it hogging up your battery?
     

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    Pretty good keyboard...this coming from a die-hard Swype user.
     
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    I know someone who I work with who swears by SwiftKey X... I personally haven't tried it, I am using Hacker Keyboard & love that...
     
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    i find smart keyboard pro on white background and black text no auto correct or prediction works best.
     
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    Try out the SWIFTKEY 3 BETA, the link to it is in today's PHANDROID NEWS.

    Lots to like, mainly, the eerily accurate word prediction. Awesome would be an understatement.
     
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    I see both SwiftKey X and the beta using more than they should. Since getting the optimizer they are behaving better though. They used to be 80-90% even if not used, but listed as the active keyboard. Under heavy use they can still be on the high side. I find that after using it for a lot of typing, if I switch back to the Gingerbread one until I am going to type again then it gets under control. Using it just a little bit here and there does not seem to get the usage over 10%.
     
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    I use it everyday... it's snappier than the lg keyboard, not too bad on battery and the word prediction is ridiculously good after a little use, I mean to the point where i only typed one or two words and it predicted my entire sentence hahaha... kinda creepy.
     
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    Yeah it's a hog but I don't care. It's a boss keyboard. I barely have to type anything ha.
     
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    I'm actually typing this using SwiftKey 3 beta... Pure awesomeness IMHO!
     
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    I have used X for sometime now, and have been trying out the 3 beta since it was released. I think it is a little hoggish on memory, but I think it's worth it. I also had sworn by Swype, but the predictions in Swiftkey are amazing! Now, if I could only get the tablet version to work on my Kindle Fire without rooting it.
     
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    I haven't played around with too many different ones, but I stuck the ICS keyboard on to go with the GOlauncher theme and it's absolutely amazing. Autocorrect is not only tolerable but actually useful, you can shift around a couple of keys if you need, it centers the word it'll correct to and backspacing undoes the correction. If you see you're on the wrong key and drag your finger over it'll put in the letter you released from instead of cancelling the press, and I haven't seen any battery drop at all from it. I only ever see an issue when I hit 25% battery and CPUtuner knocks my processor down a little too far and it starts lagging.
     
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    Try the iphone keyboard LOL
     
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    why is this in the root forum? shouldnt this be in the normal connect portion of the forum? dont recall needing root to get this to work so ya...

    anyhow my only issue is I worry about the security of their servers since everything is logged by them.
     
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    No battery problems for you/
     
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    Aside from Swiftkey X, I use hackers keyboard. It's a straight up QWERTY normal computer keyboard. Works the same when you hold shift, etc... arrow keys. It rocks for the android terminal, especially larger screens sideways.

    I'm actually pondering writing one as well. Only english, and without all the extra junk, and hopefully getting rid of that full screen landscape mode where you can't see anything except a useless textbox with a tiny fraction of what you're typing and a HUGE keyboard...
     
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    I was loving it until my trial period ended. Now I'm using ics keyboard and it works good but it doesn't have the cool neon theme that swift key had.
     
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    Swiftkey is epic. It will learn the way you type and pretty much predict how you create sentence structures.

    I've used handfuls of keyboards out there including ics.

    Swiftkey is the best that I've seen & used thus far. a simple but great feature is it has independent sound and haptic-feedback volumes/vibrate sensitivity. Which I personally enjoy.

    worth the cost. imo.
     
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    I believe that they hold it until after the second time you pay your monthly bill since you got the phone.
     
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    I paid my bill in person three times already. My first and third time was at a non metro phone store but my second was the metro store where I purchased my phone and they didn't mention anything about it.

    Edit - oops forgot that I had the esteem my first month with metro. So actually my second payment was at a non metro store. This makes me want to go out and pay the bill early just to get my rebate. :)
     

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