Coming from BB Storm 2 to Droid X
One thing I miss about the BB is that if I want to type in "bbiab" I can have it display be back in a bit. This was done with the built-in "dictionary".
Is there any such thing for Android that will allow this sort of functionality?
Thanks in advance and sorry if this has been asked before!
- 10-04-2010, 03:55 PM #2
I am also a convert from the Storm 2, I find that the Droid X is everything the Storm 2 should have been.
I wish there was someway to get a BBM port so you could contact some of the Blackberry Messenger users..
This thing does everything better than the Storm 2 !!!
- 10-04-2010, 04:02 PM #3
- 10-04-2010, 04:32 PM #5
for text messages at least, i think handcent has an option for autotext which might work for that...
some of the 3rd party keyboard iirc also had that feature, either better keyboard, or smart keyboard i can't remember which.
- 10-04-2010, 05:10 PM #6
I came from a Storm 2 as well, and have come to really like Ultra Keyboard. It does suggestive words, which takes your user dictionary into account, and autotext/shortcuts (bbiab=be back in a bit). It also has an option to either use a full keyboard or compact keyboard in portrait mode. The compact keyboard is basically the same thing as the portrait SureType keyboard on the Storm, if you used it.
I also wish Google Talk would show the "delivered" and "read" notifications that BBM had, but overall, loving the X in comparison, just miss some of the
BB specific things, but that's going to be the issue when you go from one platform to another and vice versa.
- 10-04-2010, 05:27 PM #9
It is a paid app ($3-4 I think), but it's been well worth it. It has quite a few other features as well. For example, it will also do tracing (think Swype), and can be done on both the full and compact keyboard.
- 10-04-2010, 06:29 PM #10
Came from Storm 2 also and 3 other BB's before it. Was very difficult to switch and admit RIM had really fallen behind. I'm so glad I did though. I'm in love with my X. All I miss is BBM and built in sound profiles. Although the app Audio Manager Pro easily took care of that. I highly recommend it. Everything else is far superior!
- 10-04-2010, 06:44 PM #11
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- 10-05-2010, 09:45 AM #13
I remember reading about a program called "Ping Chat". It is a multi-platform program. From what I hear it works similar to BBM. I have not used it, so I can't give many other details. But Just a thought for something to maybe check out.
I still have an S2, waiting for my upgrade to become available next month. But doing a little research before making the switch to the DX.
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I'm currently looking at different keyboards, missing some aspects of Blackberry, but the X large screen is hard to give up.
- 10-08-2010, 11:14 AM #21
Get better keyboard from the market. I highly recommend it!
It has full qwerty as well as sure type option. Note they refer to sure type as compact in the settings. I use bettery keyboard along with better keyboard dark grey skin and font pack 4. The keyboard is so much better than the stock. The other plus is that you can customize the keyboard at any time.
You have to give it up to Android giving you the ability to change the look and function of your device.
- 10-08-2010, 11:40 AM #22
As a former Storm 1 & 2 owner, I also missed the SureType keyboard. Better keyboard was OK, but does not have the word logic behind it that SureType has. As awkward as it was for the first day, I can tell you that NOTHING is as fast and efficient as Swype. It's weird at first, but if you stick with it for about a day, you'll never want to use any other input method again.
- 10-08-2010, 03:32 PM #23
+1 for Ultra keyboard. I absolutely loved suretype, and hated not having something similar on the droid ... until I found Ultra keyboard on the compact setting.
I tried Better keyboard, the compact layout was nice, but the predictive text was absolutely comical. I'm not sure if they've improved it or not, but Ultra keyboard does the job very nicely.