Tag Archives: Keyboard

Keyboard Showdown: Epic, DROID 2, G2

I happen to be sitting on the current line up of QWERTY-packin’ Android flagships at the moment, and thought now would be a good time to go over those keyboards and consider the pros and cons of each. Which keys feature the best separation? Which sliding mechanism feels the nicest? How about the keys themselves? How do they feel? Below is a video addressing… Read more

Swype on Android

For the unfamiliar, Swype is a new method of typing that allows a user to simply drag their finger from one letter to the next in order to spell out a word. Noah from PhoneDog went through the tutorial on video using Samsung’s WinMo-powered Omnia II. Here, we see MobileCrunch’s Greg Kumparak running a beta copy of the Android Swype on an HTC Eris. I… Read more

Swype: learning to type all over again?

Maybe I went a bit far with the title, but that’s what I think whenever a “revolutionary” new method of inputing text comes along. The first time I encountered handwriting recognition was when I purchased an orange handspring visor. I tried to learn the chicken scratch equivalents for each letter, but decided in the end that it was much quicker to simply… Read more