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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by flu13, May 20, 2010.

  1. flu13

    flu13 Android Enthusiast
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    I see a lot of people asking if they can get the HTC keyboard on other phones. I have a co-worker with a Hero, and I don't see what makes the Hero keyboard any better than the one on the Moment. Can someone enlighten me?
     



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  2. Chris2183

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  3. flu13

    flu13 Android Enthusiast
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    I suppose that's pretty cool. But I've seen talk about HTC keyboards for months. The Incredible has only been out a few weeks, right? So what else about HTC's keyboard is appealing?
     
  4. Mama Luigi

    Mama Luigi Well-Known Member

    In portrait mode, you can switch between regular QWERTY, compact QWERTY (two letters per button), and T9. I prefer T9 for portrait typing since I can never seem to type accurately on those tiny little portrait QWERTY buttons. It also has voice-to-text and it also seems to be better at prediction than the stock keyboard. Also it doesn't hurt that (IMO of course) it looks nicer than the stock keyboard and has more configuration options.

    The way I see it, it's not that different from stock but it has a few advantages, so why not use it?
     
  5. Bramsy

    Bramsy Android Expert

    i like the look and feel of it better than stock and the black keyboard that came with my ROM personally. holding certain keys for a few seconds do useful functions too

    [​IMG]
     
  6. jonwlewis

    jonwlewis Well-Known Member

    I stopped using the HTC keyboard when I bought and installed the Better Keyboard. There are better options with it including voice to text, different skins (including HD), and better response.
     
  7. flu13

    flu13 Android Enthusiast
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    Cool. Thanks for the info.
     
  8. zombii matt

    zombii matt Well-Known Member

    does the stock android keyboard have compact qwerty?
     
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