Typing with onscreen keyboard for new user.
Coming from a blackberry I am very used to the hardware keyboard. Does typing on this onscreen keyboard get any better? Every ther word I type is a mistake! How was you guys' experience? Can you type accurately without looking a the keyboard?
- 07-12-2010, 11:57 PM #2
- 07-13-2010, 12:00 AM #3
It takes a little getting used too. Especially finding the right touch to get going fast. Don't mash your fingers on the screen, it only takes a light touch. You will get the hang of it and pay attention to the text prediction as you go.
- 07-13-2010, 12:10 AM #4
I've always had a hardware keyboard....Treo 700w, Treo 700wx, Treo 750, BlackBerry 9000, BlackBerry 9700...
I was typing fast on the iPhone 4 after a day. I actually prefer it over the hardware keyboard. My thumbs not actually having to push buttons so much feels great.
I actually picked up the wife's 9700 the other night and it felt so strange after having the iPhone for a while. (she is holding out for the white iPhone 4)
I'm very happy with my move to the iPhone.
- 07-13-2010, 12:14 AM #5
When I first got the iPhone a couple years ago, I was a bit worried because I was much slower on the keyboard. After awhile though, I found myself being faster on it vs. a hardware keyboard.
You'll get the hang of it.
Also, the iPhone is super smart. If you get close to spelling a word, it'll fix it for you!
- 07-13-2010, 12:52 AM #6
- 07-13-2010, 02:33 AM #7
I came from a Samsung Blackjack to the iPhone 3G, then 3GS now iphone 4.
When I started getting used to the iPhone keyboard I actually typed faster then I did with the Samsung Blackjack.
Also sometimes typing in landscape is much faster but for some reason I still prefer the portrait typing mode.
- 07-13-2010, 05:55 AM #8
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- 07-14-2010, 12:47 AM #14
I am in LOVE with the on-screen keyboard. Just learn to let it think for you. 99% of the time you can type much faster than on BlackBerry because it requires such little pressure to input a letter. Now I feel ridiculous when I try to use a physical keyboard, every keystroke is such a hard press.
- 07-14-2010, 01:25 AM #15
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- 07-14-2010, 10:25 AM #18
IMO I just simply can NOT type as fast or as accurately on my iphone as I could on my blackberry 9000 or 9700. I was blazingly fast on those devices and rarely made a typo. Iphone I start typing gibberish due to the spell correction. Can I add words to it? Going to landscape mode helps though but inconvenient when just trying to get a quick message out.