1. Wegmans#IM's Avatar
    Probably my #1 reason is that i actually DON'T have to press a button. I'm coming from a crackberry and now i can have my iPhone laying on the table and casually type with only one finger! it's great! I don't miss that keyboard, or SureType typing the wrong letter...

    What about you guys? Why do you love the keyboard?
    07-29-2008 05:45 PM
  2. E Pow's Avatar
    I love the keyboard. I myself am coming from a Crackberry. Although I will say that it took me about 1 week to fully master the 2 thumb typing without having to go back and correct. It really didnt matter to me what kinda keyboard it had, I WAS GETTING AN iphone 3g. I debated all last year about getting the 1st generation and didnt because I didnt want to go to AT&T. I'm happy with the phone, and the keyboard along with the other million things the iphone does.
    07-29-2008 06:51 PM
  3. Wegmans#IM's Avatar
    thanks for your reply! I'm still geting the hang of typing as I've only had it for a day... Is there no spell check like on blackberry? Autocorrect is the best by the way...
    07-29-2008 09:32 PM
  4. cjdaniel's Avatar
    are you kidding? I could type without looking on my Treo twice as fast on the iphone, it is one of many reasons I am thinking of dumping the iphone.
    07-29-2008 09:55 PM
  5. manho1dup's Avatar
    I can type faster on my Treo 700wx but I hate that phone & wm5. I actually gotten used to the iphone keyboard and like it a lot.
    07-30-2008 01:10 AM
  6. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    I can type faster on my Treo 700wx but I hate that phone & wm5. I actually gotten used to the iphone keyboard and like it a lot.
    Me too! I like the iPhone's keyboard. Did anyone notice that the new iPhone 3G's virtual keys are smaller than the first gen's?
    07-30-2008 01:46 AM
  7. Reaktor5's Avatar
    I wish Apple would implement the landscape keyboard on ANY screen using it.
    07-30-2008 01:54 AM
  8. Wegmans#IM's Avatar
    I wish Apple would implement the landscape keyboard on ANY screen using it.
    Thats such a good call.. I assumed they would, but when I got the phone I noticed its only on the URL entry screen
    07-30-2008 07:47 AM
  9. marcol's Avatar
    Thats such a good call.. I assumed they would, but when I got the phone I noticed its only on the URL entry screen
    Actually any field in the browser I think but I still agree. Third-party apps (Google app and 1Password) have managed it and also managed to make it so that you can rotate the phone with the keyboard displayed and the display (with the keyboard) will rotate (Safari won't do this - if you want the keyboard in landscape you need to rotate without it displayed and the pop it up). Functionality beyond what Apple has in its own apps seems to be in the SDK, the Apple guys just need to add it to their apps. That said, I'm getting pretty good at typing now even with keyboard in portrait mode
    07-30-2008 08:27 AM
  10. jessedholm's Avatar
    I'm still fantasizing about a foldable bluetooth external keyboard to use with my iphone while at work. Someone's gotta come up with one eventually! I would actually considering leaving the laptop at home for good if I could get my hands on one of those.
    07-30-2008 08:36 PM
  11. MPKU's Avatar
    Before my 3g I had a Razor and I couldn't text message more that a few words and it would take a very long time to do that. Since the 3g I can text, post and email very, very fast. I trust the auto correct and get almost no mistakes. If I do get a mistake it is very simple to correct.
    08-06-2008 06:23 PM
  12. mullrat's Avatar
    I like it because it takes skill to type on it fast. With the autocorrect I'm about as fast on the iphone keyboard as I am on a BB one.
    08-06-2008 07:33 PM
  13. iphonemilk's Avatar
    I do about 3,500 texts a month now.

    I was on a treo and also a blackberry before and I am a Texting freak.

    It takes about 4 weeks to get used to the iPhone keyboard coming from the other Traditional button phones but once you get used to it and start using two fingers to type on the iPhone it is indeed WAY faster to type. I LOVE IT.
    08-08-2008 09:45 AM
  14. avt123's Avatar
    I definitely use to type faster without mistakes on my Curve 8330, but I can type just as fast on my iPhone with autocorrect.
    08-08-2008 04:19 PM
  15. idontlikeonions's Avatar
    I wish Apple would implement the landscape keyboard on ANY screen using it.

    I AGREE 100%!! Text messaging would be SOOO much easier!
    08-08-2008 08:08 PM
  16. AnteL0pe's Avatar
    What about you guys? Why do you love the keyboard?
    Simple, its much faster to type on than any other smart phone ive ever used. If there was a spell check it would be perfect.
    08-09-2008 01:40 AM
  17. megscd's Avatar
    I'm coming from a CrackBerry like others in this thread and there's a learning curve. After only 4 days, I'm only a hair slower on the iPhone than I was on my Curve. I think the physical keyboard has an edge for some reasons, but to my surprise I am finding I prefer the iPhone keyboard because I don't have "BlackBerry thumb." Not having to physically press the keys means my thumbs don't hurt
    08-09-2008 09:21 AM
  18. Duvi's Avatar
    I type faster than any device I've ever had. That is my number one reason.

    My other is the language support. I get to speak to the ladies in different languages. Great stuff.
    08-09-2008 11:50 AM
  19. Nick9283's Avatar
    love auto correct and the fact that i don't have to worry about missing a letter as it will fix it fa majority of the time. also i don't have to deal with the buttons hurting my thumbs or messing up the buttons. not to fond of magnifier used to correct ware Ive missed a letter though
    08-10-2008 08:24 PM
  20. ryrycalguy's Avatar
    I'm coming from a Blackberry and I like the iPhone's keyboard more.
    08-10-2008 08:37 PM
  21. cherryhead25's Avatar
    ... Mogul! I actually think I could type faster on the Mog but the Mog would miss a lot of letters because I would type so fast.

    On the iPhone I average around 35-40 words/min when I do the speed tests on iphonetypingtest.com and avg. 40-45 when I do the test while free typing.

    The autocorrection bails me out a ton but is actually very good IMHO.

    Anyways, no complaints here. I two thumb it except when entering a password.

    Overall, the iPhone does a great job when it comes to typing.
    08-10-2008 11:20 PM
  22. supermum's Avatar
    I was actually holding off to get a BB Bold solely because I HATED the iPhone keyboard. (I am coming from a QWERTY keyboard). I went into my local Apple store and played with it several times for extended periods at a time and still couldn't bring myself to like it. However, at the time the Bold was not going to be released for awhile and I had to get a new phone immediately and I LOVED everything else about the iPhone.... just the stinkin' keyboard.

    Now, however, I am a convert. I love the iPhone keyboard for several reasons.

    1. My QWERTY keyboard was starting to go. The buttons would stick and some letters (particularly D and H) had to be hit several times HARD before they would respond. No problems like this for the iPhone for obvious reasons.

    2. The Auto Correct on the Apple store's iPhone was a hot mess. After people using and abusing the thing it really didn't auto correct anything and would change words that I didn't want changed... it was frustrating to say the least. It is much different when it is your own phone. My slang is no longer auto corrected and everything else is. It is beautiful.

    I do miss being able to look at the screen and type rather than having to stare at the keyboard... I am getting to the point where I don't have to completely stare at the keyboard as I type... rather I use my peripheral vision. Still, not quite as good as the touch-typing I had before.
    08-11-2008 12:38 AM
  23. shwy's Avatar
    Well it's okay... Typing this in landscape in Safari with about 3 errors compared to about 6 doing this same post in Portriat. So it's obvious I'm better with bigger keys. I think the keyboard is okay for a touchscreen.
    10-04-2008 10:53 PM
  24. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I love the virtual keyboard. I am slightly faster with it than I was typing on my BlackBerry. I like the fact that I don't have to worry about the physical keys falling apart on me. Portrait mode is great because it is like playing a game. Like some sort of typing challenge. I like to see how fast I can type in portrait mode without making any errors. Other keyboards aren't this fun.
    09-26-2009 04:13 AM
  25. ccryder's Avatar
    Landscape is MUCH better. Much better than my Tilt.
    10-02-2009 11:24 PM
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