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  1. cartisdm

    cartisdm Well-Known Member
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    I did a search but didn't find anything about this keyboard within the Incredible forums.

    www.the8pen.com

    Anyone have more info on it? I watched the video from my phone while at work and that's all I've looked into so far. Supposedly it'll be released tomorrow. Anyone know if it'll be free and available for the DI?
     

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  2. cynkrzy

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    Don't know anymore than you, but for a guy with fat fingers it looks interesting, I'll definitely give it a try if it's free. I'm learning to use swype, but still have issues in portrait mode
     
  3. cartisdm

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    I've been using Swype too (the Galaxy S version from xda) but I feel like it messes up words that it shouldn't. Little bugs over time get on my nerves and the fact that it isn't supported directly for the DI is annoying too...


    Side note: 2 small things that get on my nerves heavily with Swype...
    - Even with the frequency of the "window" turned all the way up, it doesn't pick up the difference between "or" and "out" and "it" and many other close words
    - every time one of my "custom" words is at the top of the choice window, but I don't select it....I get that damn notification letting me know I can delete that custom word. I HATE it telling me every time
     
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    This has got to be the dumbest thing I've ever seen. No way I'm wasting my time on this one.
     
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    I'll try it out tomorrow when it's released. I'll save my judgement for then, unlike the guy above me. :p
     
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  6. cartisdm

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    haha zing!
     
  7. necosino

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    It does look ridiculously hard to use..
     
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    Now now, that can be said for about anything you're unfamiliar with.
     
  9. cartisdm

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    That's what she said.
     
  10. v8dreaming

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    Interesting. I might give it a try.
     
  11. MattyMo

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    i'm curious about this. the process is definitely good for eliminating typos, but it seems slow and requires your finger travel a lot more distance than say, swype, for churning out words. i'll definitely try it though.
     
  12. Steven58

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    I gotta tell you, it looks really stupid to me, but the voice of the girl on the video? That's an entirely different matter. :p
     
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  13. euph_22

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    Anybody whose interested in this should check out SlideType. Personally, not my cup of tea. But it was ok when I used if a week and a half on my former Behold 2 (got really sick of typos, and couldn't get swype).
     
  14. intense

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    Creative, but looks a bit complicating to me. I type fast enough with the standard keyboard and with little errors that auto-correct works sufficient for me.
     
  15. chilangoblanco

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    Haha I just wet myself!

    I think this looks interesting though. I like the article written about it on Phandroid. We have become so path dependent on the QWERTY that it is going to be hard to break us away from it. However, I am always up for trying something new so I'll check it out tomorrow. I bet once you get used to it it will be efficient.
     
  16. mike17

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    way too confusing and would take way to long
     
  17. EgoDogg

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    Concept is good. Execution offsets the concept. What it looks like they want to do is invent a new way to type on a phone, so people can type on a phone like they do on a keyboard, by memory. The way a phone's keyboard is layed out, you're bound to have many many typos because of how small the letters are. They're onto something. It's just not executed in the best way possible.
     
  18. icrazy2u

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    Can't wait to wake up and try a new keyboard.
     
  19. itisjustme

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    I'm an ardent Swype user, this being said I am very interested in trying out 8pen. I really think there is merit in this idea.
     
  20. Well at least 8pen is not doing an open beta, then stopping that......then porting their program to specific devices and preventing posting of .apk files.

    I will certainly give this a try since they seem to be releasing to the masses today. Qwerty has been around so long, that reinventing typing will take time. Glad to see ideas out there.

    -Sev
     
  21. gruss

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    Looks interesting, don't think it will replace my compact qwerty though.
     
  22. cartisdm

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    Well...tomorrow is here. Anyone know where to get it?
     
  23. Hooligan76

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    i'm kind of interested in trying it out and hope it can be used on the hero.
     
  24. cartisdm

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  25. ChuckFarley

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    It's out in the market. I'm pretty surprised there isn't a free version to try out such a drastically different keyboard style.
     

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