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    Reagan1
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    With touchscreen phones becoming more and more popular, physical keyboards seem to be disappearing quickly. Is it important to you that your cell phone have a physical keyboard, or do you prefer to text on a virtual QWERTY keyboard?


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    Re: Physical Keyboards

    I would rather text on a physical keyboard than on a virtual one, but I will still buy a phone without a physical keyboard if all the other specs are really good.



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    Re: Physical Keyboards

    That's a great question.

    I used to prefer physical keyboards, but with the larger screens, and better keyboard on Android, I am fine with the touchscreen keyboard now.

    I'm sure there are still people that prefer physical keyboards so I hope they keep making a decent amount of phones with them.



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    Re: Physical Keyboards

    Personally, I prefer to text on a virtual QWERTY keyboard over a physical one, because the last few phones that I tried with physical keyboards were low quality. I don't mean that the phone itself was low quality - just the keyboard. It was like the keys were too shallow or something, because they didn't press well and I'd find myself accidentally pressing other keys aside from the ones I was trying to press.



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    Re: Physical Keyboards

    Quote Originally Posted by Sammie_Jo View Post
    Personally, I prefer to text on a virtual QWERTY keyboard over a physical one, because the last few phones that I tried with physical keyboards were low quality. I don't mean that the phone itself was low quality - just the keyboard. It was like the keys were too shallow or something, because they didn't press well and I'd find myself accidentally pressing other keys aside from the ones I was trying to press.
    If there was a phone with a large, easy to type on, sturdy keyboard, would you still prefer the virtual keyboard, or would you choose to use the better built physical keyboard?

    If there was a decent physical keyboard I might be willing to try it. I would need to see if it would help me type faster and more accurately or not. If not, I'd probably just stick with the virtual keyboard that I'm used to.



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    Re: Physical Keyboards

    Thanks for the responses, everyone. For a long time, I wouldn't buy a cell phone without a physical keyboard on it, but it seems like the virtual keyboard/virtual texting technology has come a long way, so I've finally let the physical keyboard phones go in favor of virtual keyboards. It took me so long to get used to a virtual keyboard, though!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Reagan1 View Post
    Thanks for the responses, everyone. For a long time, I wouldn't buy a cell phone without a physical keyboard on it, but it seems like the virtual keyboard/virtual texting technology has come a long way, so I've finally let the physical keyboard phones go in favor of virtual keyboards. It took me so long to get used to a virtual keyboard, though!
    Have you used an application such as Swype? Did that help you with the touchscreen keyboard? That is what I used when I first got an Android phone. After a while though it was more accurate to type myself rather than using Swype.



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    Re: Physical Keyboards

    When I changed from a blackberry to a iphone, it was very strange beacuse I couldn't feel the keybpard. I habe got use to it, but still miss the physical side of the keyboard being there



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    I used to think the iphone keyboard was a crazy idea and couldn't type on it at all. Now I can type on it and my S3 without a problem.
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