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No Swype on the Shift
Seems strange that there's no Swype on the Shift. (according to Bob the Wirefly reviewer.) I know it's somewhat redundant in that it has the keyboard, but, different tools for different things... Wonder why they'd leave that off.
Does anyone know if swype can be added manually after purchase?
- 01-04-2011, 03:24 PM #2
- 01-04-2011, 04:35 PM #3
It seems likely that the beta would support the Shift soon if not already.
Plus the Epic has a keyboard and Swype.
Swype is actually the reason I am going to get the Evo instead of the Shift, I had my eyes on it before I tried Swype because I missed a physical keyboard...one hour with Swype and I forgot about ever missing my BB keyboard.
- 01-04-2011, 05:01 PM #4
- 01-04-2011, 05:07 PM #5
Yeah would you need swipe if you have a physical keyboard, I have swipe on my evo and a physical keyboard still beats swipe imo. A lot of people would disagree.Some say the glass is half empty. Some say its half full. I say, "Are you going to drink that?"
- 01-04-2011, 08:11 PM #6
- 01-04-2011, 10:05 PM #7
- 01-09-2011, 12:46 AM #8
I only really started using Swype after the 3.70 update on the Evo and I really started liking it. My wife got an Optimus S with Swype and she really liked it ... now we switched her to the Evo Shift and it is not included
I installed the Swype Beta but the beta has an awful bug where Swype does not work after a reboot, unless you long-press and select the Android keyboard, and then long-press and re-select Swype. Very frustrating.
I hope Sprint and HTC send out an OTA soon to bring this phone in line with its Evo sibling.
- 01-09-2011, 12:50 AM #9
- 01-09-2011, 04:05 AM #10
- 01-09-2011, 06:45 AM #11
- 01-09-2011, 06:51 AM #12
- 01-09-2011, 10:00 AM #13
Swype works fine on the Evo Shift...well, as fine as it works on anything...
I'm really upset with the current Beta version. The last version was 3x as good. It keeps turning on CAPS lock for no reason and turns it off even when I turn it on purposefully. I'm writing them later this week about some of the new bugs/decisions they've made. It works better on the Evo Shift than on my old Hero, but these bugs were present then too.
So, yes, Swype does work, but the current version is too buggy for me to continue using it.
- 01-09-2011, 06:17 PM #14
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- 01-13-2011, 09:01 PM #16
- 01-14-2011, 08:24 PM #17
- 01-22-2011, 05:34 PM #18