Coming from a BlackBerry, I really miss having a keyboard. Does anyone else find themselves unhappy with a virtual keyboard all the time? I wish Verizon had the Evo, it has that big screen AND a full keyboard. Will I get used to Swype, or should I just cut my losses and go back to a BB? It's not that Swype is bad, sometimes it really bothers me.
- 10-12-2010, 12:09 PM #2
No, don't go back to the BB! A virtual keyboard takes some time to get used to, but once you do you won't miss the BB at all. Try switching to the default Android keyboard. Just long press in the text area, and select Android Keyboard for the Input Method.
Also, check out some third party keyboards like SwiftKey. But give that stock Android keyboard a try first. And just keep practicing...
- 10-12-2010, 12:33 PM #3
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- 10-12-2010, 07:50 PM #5
go grab the captivate's keyboard from xda, it's blazingly fast (for me anyways)
i thought i would miss my hard keyboard when i first left blackberry for the droid 1. i think i used the hard keyboard on that like 10 times over the entire time i had it.
the nice thing about android is if you don't like the bundled keyboards, you have a handful of good options to choose from.
also, one of my favorite things about the captivate's keyboard is it can do auto substitutions
- 10-12-2010, 08:12 PM #6
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- 10-13-2010, 11:18 AM #13
yes, but there's options to turn it off. the option i turn off is the next word prediction, i find it's more trouble than its worth.
the auto substitution though is a feature i really missed from keyboards like better keyboard and my blackberry. being able to control how to input words makes things so much faster (ie: il = I'll, weel = we'll, etc)
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I haven't found a way to get rid of words that are in the swype db. (not the words I've added, but the ones in there from the beginning)
there are words that always seem to get chosen, even though I would NEVER use them.
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- 10-13-2010, 12:53 PM #16
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Swype for me has been a real time saver... I've rarely had to "push" a key since I got the Fascinate. I had the Storm2 previously, and coming from that Swype or even an Android phone has been lightyears better. Give the keyboard and/or Swype a fair shot... it'll grow on you.-------------------
Current: Samsung Fascinate
Prior: Moto Q - Samsung WinMo -Storm1 - Storm2
- 10-13-2010, 01:33 PM #18
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The speed is what I like about the Samsung keyboard. It just seems more responsive to key presses. That said, I think I'm sticking with Smart Keyboard Pro. It seems even better than the Samsung keyboard and just as responsive.
Regarding Swype: I spend more time correcting things than it's worth for me.
- 10-13-2010, 02:04 PM #20
- 10-13-2010, 03:09 PM #21
They've made a lot of updates to it that have made it a lot better and more responsive. I can never make up my mind on which keyboard I like best and am always switching it up though. As much as I dislike the iPhone, they really do have the keyboard down to a perfection.
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- 10-13-2010, 04:16 PM #23
It's almost comical how hard I tried to get the Samsung keyboard on the Fascinate when it came out. I even put my phone in a state of a FC loop and thought I'd lost it forever. Today after installing it, I went back to Smart Keyboard haha.
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