The keyboard took some getting used to at first because the middle keys like g and h were a bit of a stretch but after a week or two I like it better for two hand typing. One hand typing is impossible. For that I use the on screen keyboard which is to say if it is more than a word I don't do it.
The build quality is great. Very solid and tight in the right way. I slide out the key board a lot and it doesn't seem to wear it at all in the time that I have had it.
The screen has auto dimmer and is ok in the sun. I would say not quiet as good as the curve but it is visible.GO DAWGS!
- 05-26-2011, 04:01 PM #27
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Thanks for the updates, you answered a lot of questions I wanted to know. I have a few more question for ya. How is FM Radio? Do you play music on your phone and how is the sound quality? Is the music player stock or does it have nice features, ie equalizer? And lastly how well does it take pictures.
I play music a lot on my phone and I was useing the stock player but I just got my invite to Google music and it works great. The stock player didn't have an equalizer and so far I haven't found one for Google music. It sounds good to be coming from the phone but there is not much bass to speak about. It is maybe a fraction quieter than my curve was.
The pictures and the videos are unbelievable. I put some pictures on my memory card that I took with my curve and I just can't believe how much better the quality is. Videos can be shot in 720!GO DAWGS!
One thing I miss besides bbm is the the ability to customize the notifications. You can give people their own ring tones but that is about it unless I am messing it. You can not change how many times it vibrates or set a custom notification for one persons text message.
I just thought that would be something blackberry users would like to know when they are considering making the switch.GO DAWGS!
- 05-27-2011, 09:40 PM #30
- 05-28-2011, 11:45 AM #32
I picked up a merge yesterday. So far so good. Two questions....
Does your space bar have the same "click" to it as the rest of the keys? Mine really doesn't have as good of feedback as the other keys.
Also is there a setting to make it insert a period after two spaceson the hard keyboard like the virtual one does? I can't seem to find any settings for anything thing on the physical. No correction settings or anything.
From the home screen press menu/ settings/ language and keyboard/ touch input settings / text input/
Then under hardware qwerty keyboard check "prediction" and spell check"GO DAWGS!
- 05-28-2011, 02:39 PM #34
- 05-28-2011, 07:30 PM #35
But I have heard of others having trouble with the gps mine and my wife's work although it takes a long time to get a fix at times. It rarely works in the house if at all. I just called customer service and asked what I could do to help and he said to go in to the settings and uncheck use wireless networks and only check use gps satellites. I don't know if that is real a good idea or not because when I open Google maps it tells you to check both boxes. So try it and see if it works.GO DAWGS!
- 05-29-2011, 01:08 AM #37
I noticed you had made mention of the signal issues in your first post. I noticed a very sporadic signal with mine too. It jumps all over. From zero bars to full signal. Evdo on and off. But it seems to have the iPhone death grip. If I cradle the lower portion in my hand and let go I can change the signal strength dramatically. Sometime from full signal to no bars at all. Very strange. Time will tell if it truly affects the call or if it is a software bug.
- 06-01-2011, 06:47 AM #38
for people that want a radio, better than the built in, check out 'Tune In Radio' on the app market. I had it on my blackberry (which I just switched from). I Love it you can get local stations, as well just about any other station you can think of!
Anyone else have issues with taking pictures in low light situations? I have gotten the white haze (over exposed) issue on Some of my pictures, but yet when my girlfriend takes basically the same picture with her Desire, it's just fine.
- 07-02-2011, 09:18 PM #39
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Re: Thoughts after 18 days with the HTC Merge