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Any Epic users coming over?

9th May 2012, 05:20 PM |#1  
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I've got concerns about not having a keyboard..

Does anyone who has owned a keyboard phone ever made the switch to one of these large screens?

I'd love to hear about the transition..
 
 
9th May 2012, 05:23 PM |#2  
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I had a physical keyboard for all my phones until the EVO 4G. I thought it was going to be a brutal transition - but it wasn't. I'd never want another physical keyboard again actually.

Suggestion: Pay for Swiftkey X. It is amazing keyboard. It learns your typing habits and has incredible predictive capabilities. I have OFTEN missed every single letter of a word, and it still has the correct word ready for me, haha. Worth every penny.
9th May 2012, 05:26 PM |#3  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8E_zMLCRNg

lol jk. having a keyboard or not is a personal preference and I can't speak for you but IMO a phone is way better without and you'd get used to it fast. Google it or check this out http://www.talkandroid.com/55183-phy...lp-you-decide/ and it should be an easy decision.

ohh, and x2 for swiftkey. I can type with my eyes closed almost.
9th May 2012, 09:29 PM |#4  
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Years ago i asked the same question. These guys are right, its all about finding the right keyboard on screen. I am still old school and like the Gingerbread Keyboard available for free on the market. But swiftkey x is a very nice 2nd choice for me.
9th May 2012, 11:00 PM |#5  
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The SwiftKey 3 beta on their forums (you have to register, it's free) is great. A few little quips here and there but it's beta software. I've used SwiftKey X since it came out. Beautiful keyboard, amazing predictions. Sometimes it puts hilarious but completely wrong stuff in there. I was typing "especially", I got to "esp" and it suggested "Esperanza". I laughed.
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Nothing will ever beat Swype!
9th May 2012, 11:53 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pdappcgeek

I've got concerns about not having a keyboard..

Does anyone who has owned a keyboard phone ever made the switch to one of these large screens?

I'd love to hear about the transition..

i'll be making the journey with you...no fears my friend...i will be giving my overflashed and abused epic to my wife
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10th May 2012, 01:44 AM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ECrispy

Nothing will ever beat Swype!

Except for SwiftKeyX and SwiftKey 3 Beta.



Seriously, I loved Swype for a long time - now I never use it.
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10th May 2012, 01:50 AM |#9  
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Even the stock HTC keyboard should work well if you have the word prediction enabled. The screens are so large that unless you have gargantuan hands its a breeze to type, I too had a keyboard phone before the EVO 4G and i will never go back.

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10th May 2012, 09:13 AM |#10  
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I will also b giving my epic to my wife rod lol glad to see you jumping to this phone as well
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