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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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