I'm a current Android user who is seriously considering a switch to iPhone 4. HOWEVER, I currently have a choice in what virtual keyboard I use. I go back and forth between Swype and an HTC mod keyboard from XDA forums that allows me to use T9/phone keypad, which I'm very quick/fast/accurate with.
So, question: Are there any quality, functional, keyboard alternatives for iPhone 4/iOS?
As petty as a feature as this seems, I can see it being a major factor in my decision to come to iPhone 4.
If it's that much of a deal breaker then don't switch. There's a case that has a slider keyboard that connects via BT. I don't think you will find any acceptible alternatives. I can tell you that if you're open to it the onscreen keyboard is easy to get accustomed to and love. It's definately a subjective thing though.
First of all, THANK YOU for being blunt. I appreciate it.
I know about the case with a slide out keyboard, and I'm not into that, on screen is the way for me. My only concern was that the T9 made/makes it uber simple to text one handed. It's not a "deal breaker" but it's definitely on my "wish list."
lol I figured it might sound rude. Do a search for my username I'm not trying to be rude. I was just saying you really sound like the keyboard is a deal breaker. I know some people are passionate about keyboards. So I was just saying if it's a deal breaker don't switch. This is my honest opinion because it's not like Android doesn't have the things the iPhone has that's why I said it's subjective.
I see my rudeness didn't deter you Have fun and let us know what you think of it and the keyboard.
Not at all. I don't come to forums to be babied. I come to get input from the community, regardless of how they put it. I actually like that you didn't coddle me. The "deal with it" actually went a long way.