Anyone having BB legacy habits???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mac00l, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2011
    I was surfing another tread about someone complaining about how the new location of the audio jack interferes with his typing ability. Then I realized how even with the phone in vertical position I still write with both hands.

    I have had iPhones for about 3 years. But I realized that my typing habits are a legacy from my times with a BB and a qwerty keyboard.

    Anyone having this or any other habits???
  2. macrumors regular

    May 25, 2012
    You're far from the minority. It takes me about a month to type most thing with one hand, so I always use two. Unfortunately, this cramps the screen too much and I end up being awful in terms of precision. Typing with one hand is too slow, but my hands are too big to use both. I'm a casualty of the QWERTY keyboard dying out in smartphones. Typing, in my opinion, is still a big flaw on touchscreen phones.
  3. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Thankfully, no. And I'm still using a Curve as well.
  4. macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Bournemouth, England
    Don't really see how else we would pen our messages, stylus pens are useless and the voice dictation is stupid imo, I couldn't imagine trying to write a private message by speaking into the phone.

    I still use two hands to type when I'm sending a message, but usually turn it on it's side when doing this.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    I prefer landscape keyboard sliders over the BB keyboards. I find the BB keyboards too narrow and the keys too close together for my liking.

    My old Desire Z died in July, so I had to switch to touch screen keyboards. It took me about 4 months to get to the point that I can tolerate it. At one point, I was thinking of ditching it for a keyboard slider phone. I'm accepting touch screen keyboard for now.
  6. macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    yeah the only time i use one when driving.
    two hands always to type.
    long live the sidekick!
  7. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    Wow I find it easier to type one handed and that i mess up more when using 2.
  8. macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    One of the very few things I enjoyed on Android, the swype keyboard. At first I hated it, but once I got the hang of was the best on handed keyboard I've used in my life. I only always had touch screen, going as far back as windows vx6800. I still find myself sliding my fingers on the iphone. As for the iPhone, I do use both hands on the iphone. I find that I'm able to type faster on the iphone than any other phone i've used....which I didn't expect and was a pleasant surprise :D
  9. macrumors regular

    May 25, 2012
    Agreed about stylus pens, agreed about voice dictation.

    I'm thinking more along the lines of this

    I think that would about do it if that technology could become more feasible. I know that's in the future, but it's what I would prefer.

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