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Support x10 mini + full virtual qwerty keyboard or x10 mini pro

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AznR00t, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. AznR00t

    AznR00t New Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 24, 2010
    Hey I was just wondering which is better for typing. Should I get the x10 mini and download the full virtual qwerty keyboard from the android marketplace or get the x10 mini pro? Which would enable more efficient typing? Thanks alot


  2. MiniDroid

    MiniDroid Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2010

    Depends on how much typing you're planning to do.
    And how well you like the T9 or can hit the full virtual qwerty on a small display.

    I do write much more on this small screen, both with the T9 and various qwerty, then I planned on doing. So it's possible.

    I guess that you might be able to use two fingers on the pro with keys. So that would give you more speed then one finger on a virtual T9 or qwerty.

    My experience is that the T9 takes up lesser space then the qwerty ones on the screen and you can see what you're writing. It's good at guessing right and learns your words and use them well. It takes some time getting used to if you've not used T9 in a while.

    The pro will give you more/all space on the screen to see what you're writing.

    I've tried a few virtual qwerty keyboards but for most of them the screen is too smal (for my fingers) and not written for the screen size so they're not precise I think.

    There's one that I find better then the others.
    The "SlideIT" keyboard. It's originally a "swype" kind of qwerty but also support singel-tap on each key. I find it more precise then the others and easy to hit the right key with lots of air between them.
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  3. sublow

    sublow Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2010
    I've been using ThickButtons on my mini and it's pretty good.

    It's not the quickest way to type in the world but I'm not the quickest typer ;)

    I find it easier and quicker than the T9.
  4. MiniDroid

    MiniDroid Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2010
    Had to try ThickButtons and I have to say I'm not happy with it.

    The main problem is that the letters "moves" when they're expanding.
    (Yes I know that's the main feature)
    This way I need to wait and see where the next letters is - if not I end up missing it.
    Thus I'm writing slower then other keyboards on this one.

    Plus for the large keys in the first place. Easy to hit and few errors - if I only had the time to wait :)

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