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    Default Any HEAVY texters happy with N1?

    I'm a really really heavy texter and i've been considering dumping my old POS phone and getting a N1..
    The thing is, i'm still in highschool and to text in class ,i have to hide my phone from the teachers, and having a qwerty keyboard on my current phone helped..
    I could text really well without looking.. etc..
    Anyone get that good with the N1 yet?
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    I have a similar question. I SMS/Twitter like crazy on my iPhone, but it's flawless on that screen. All other touchscreens I've used have have not even come close (including the DROID), but my question is... Current/Former iPhone users would best answer this (those owning and who liked the screen). "How good is the typing on the N1 compared to the iPhone?"

    Ordered mine yesterday... still waiting for it to be shipped

    1st- stop smsing in class & learn... lol.

    2nd- if you must... lol... i don't think a touchscreen-only phone is the best option if you do a lot of typing w/o looking. I'm able to do it to some extent on my iPhone, but not for long and it took a while for that.
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    Swype is a solid app for quick texting imo. I almost got to the point where I could swype my finger for what I wanted without looking so that would be an option to look at.
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    I could text with my eyes closed on Blackberry Bold. Nothing has been as easy to type on since. For me, the Nexus landscape keyboard is much easier to use than the iPhone was. So I'd say it's in the middle. I don't think you can text on any touchscreen without looking. The autocorrect seems to be better on the N1
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    yeah texting without looking is gonna be nearly impossible on any touchscreen phone. but being a heavy texter, im pretty happy with the native keyboard on the n1. but i have an ipod touch and i have to say i make less mistakes with the ipod.
    on my old mytouch though, i had the htc keyboard set up rather than the naitive android one and the htc keyboard was actually very close in ease to my ipod, i thought.
    on a side note, i find the voice-to-text/dual mic combo on the n1 to be very helpful, especially when im driving. i can have the windows down and music playing and it would still work perfectly.

    and if anyone knows how to get the htckeyboard on the n1 can you please let me know
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    Good feedback. Thanks.
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    I just purchased a Nexus One. I was coming from a BlackBerry. The thing I miss the most is the keyboard. I feel that it will just take me some time to get used to the virtual keyboard, but once I do I should be fine. I definitely can't text as fast as I did with the BB, but that's understandable for obvious reasons. As I said, it should ease up a bit as I get used to it. I'm sure you would feel the same way.
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    I have an iPhone from my company and an N1. I am also a former Blackberry Bold user from my company. There are 2 things I want to expand on:

    1. I find the N1 as easy to use as the iPhone as far as soft keyboards go. The iPhone has a slight lead because of the dictionary for me. This is with the native Android keyboard. I have used the HTC keyboard before and it is better than the iPhone's IMO. That being said, there is very little difference as is.

    2. Neither are as good as a Blackberry. I have read where people say they are better on an iPhone/N1. I agree to an extent. The soft keyboard is easier to use from a thumb muscle standpoint but ultimately the BB wins for me every time. You can use it easier without looking and it is just a bit more natural.

    Finally I would say do not let this deter you though. From an OS standpoint and overall user experience, nothing touches Android IMO. You won't be disappointed because you will adapt to the keyboard and get very good with it and have all the other benefits of Android.
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    When you can speak all of your texts, who needs a keyboard?

    However, where silence is needed, the on screen keyboard is great, especially in landscape. Totally beats my old 3GS typo-machine!
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    Highschool kids with $600 phones...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaos5 View Post
    Swype is a solid app for quick texting imo. I almost got to the point where I could swype my finger for what I wanted without looking so that would be an option to look at.
    Swype is a life saver! It makes using touchscreen a breeze and it's so accurate. I hardly make typos with Swype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pongalong View Post
    Highschool kids with $600 phones...
    Your point? That's like telling Jay-Z he should be driving a Honda Civic because it saves on gas. Pfffft. If he (or even his parents) can afford him that phone, let him be.


    smh @ haters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd914 View Post
    Swype is a life saver! It makes using touchscreen a breeze and it's so accurate. I hardly make typos with Swype.
    Can I use my two pointers with Swype? That's the biggest reason I'm so fast with the iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CandleStick69 View Post
    I'm a really really heavy texter and i've been considering dumping my old POS phone and getting a N1..
    The thing is, i'm still in highschool and to text in class ,i have to hide my phone from the teachers, and having a qwerty keyboard on my current phone helped..
    I could text really well without looking.. etc..
    Anyone get that good with the N1 yet?
    Too funny.

    I"m a high-school teacher and am always watching for students trying to text during class. When I catch them, and I do most of the time, that phone is mine until the end of the week.

    Hmmmm....do you go to school in Washington state?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Train View Post
    Too funny.

    I"m a high-school teacher and am always watching for students trying to text during class. When I catch them, and I do most of the time, that phone is mine until the end of the week.

    Hmmmm....do you go to school in Washington state?
    Lmfao... It's funny when I was in HS way back when, teachers thought they could really pull that off. Only one I ever gave my phone to was the cute one, was hoping she would put her number in there one day. Haaa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sd_bber View Post
    yeah texting without looking is gonna be nearly impossible on any touchscreen phone. but being a heavy texter, im pretty happy with the native keyboard on the n1. but i have an ipod touch and i have to say i make less mistakes with the ipod.
    on my old mytouch though, i had the htc keyboard set up rather than the naitive android one and the htc keyboard was actually very close in ease to my ipod, i thought.
    on a side note, i find the voice-to-text/dual mic combo on the n1 to be very helpful, especially when im driving. i can have the windows down and music playing and it would still work perfectly.

    and if anyone knows how to get the htckeyboard on the n1 can you please let me know
    Got to have the HTC keyboard. You can get it at xda-developers [APP MOD] HTC_IME Keyboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duvi View Post
    Can I use my two pointers with Swype? That's the biggest reason I'm so fast with the iPhone.
    its called "swype" meaning that you swipe one finger accross the letters of the word you want to type. There is no pressing or selecting of letters all you have to do is glide you one finger accross letters and the words are automatically typed. I'm faster and more accurate with swype than I ever was on iPhone, I cant imaging a virtual keyboard without this feature ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pongalong View Post
    Highschool kids with $600 phones...
    If I worked for the money and did some research to get the phone I want, does age really matter?

    And thanks androidian for the keyboard.
    Last edited by sd_bber; 03-21-2010 at 06:34 PM.
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    Texting on the iPhone is definitely better. That's one of the main things I miss about my 3GS. Texting on the N1 isn't too bad. I'm getting used to it. But I can definitely type way faster on my iPhone.

    But overall, I'm happy with the N1 and am slowly using my iPhone less and less. It's hard to use the iPhones 163ppi LCD screen after using the Nexus One's 267ppi AMOLED screen. iPhone's screen looks blurry and colors look washed out now.
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    If you are using the Nexus One's stock keyboard and trying to type without looking, maybe you should get the Touchpal keyboard app -

    "Don't worry about your typo! TouchPal will correct mistakes for you! In fact, you don't need to look at the keyboard when you're typing. Just "feel" the keyboard and type approximately with your two thumbs.
    Even each letter is incorrect, there's still much chance that TouchPal will guess it right. For example, you want to type "look" but unfortunately hit "niil"; you'll still get "look" as the first candidate."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duvi View Post
    Your point? That's like telling Jay-Z he should be driving a Honda Civic because it saves on gas. Pfffft. If he (or even his parents) can afford him that phone, let him be.


    smh @ haters.
    Yep, if there's one thing I've learned from watching MTV and entertainment it's that money and excess never run out.

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