Am I the only one who absolutely loves the keyboard?

nicoritschel

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Honestly, I can type faster on it than on my old treo or a blackberry. I'm averaging about 32 WPM. Anyone else feel the same way?
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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The more I use it, the more I like it.

Prior to this, I only had a phone without a KB so had to text using numbers. That sucked big time.
 

Hipnomac

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Jun 14, 2007
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Honestly, I can type faster on it than on my old treo or a blackberry. I'm averaging about 32 WPM. Anyone else feel the same way?
I totally feel the same way, my friends always used to joke that I should sign up for the texting championship, because I was lighting fast on my treo, but I am just as fast if not even faster, because I usually don't have to hit backspace because the iphone is so smart.
 

timotheezz

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Jul 6, 2007
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I love how you don't have to press hard at all to type. Like I've said in other posts, it redefines the term "touch typing" :D

But on a more serious note, I'm sure we're not alone in our love for the keyboard.

Not only do I love the keyboard, I think I may be falling in love with it as well.
 

tobefirst

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Jan 24, 2005
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The keyboard has been the biggest pleasant surprise for me. I saw the videos before I got it, and expected it to work decently well. However, I never expected it to work as well as it does. The videos do not do it justice in explaining just how fast you can go on this thing. I can do 30 wpm, too, and despite my T9 abilities, this just blows it out of the water.
 

iPhoneHome

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Jul 8, 2007
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Some people were trying to say anything bad they could think of about my phone in class last week. Their biggest scoff was the keyboard...Well needless to say i have had my iphone since the 4th of July, so I was well prepared to show them how fast and accurately i could type on this thing. I typed "I hate this freaking class, it is so boring" in about 6-7 seconds. Needless to say they weren't making fun it anymore... Thanks Mr. Jobs!
 

Sobe

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Jul 6, 2007
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I never had to "unlearn" typing on other phones so maybe I am not typical, but I do love it and I fly on the thing.

You can really get in a rhythm with it once you get your groove on.

The best way (except for passwords) is to just charge through. Especially after a while when it learns your words, I can type probably 2/3 as fast as on a regular keyboard (and that's pretty fast).
 

Maui

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May 18, 2007
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I found the learning (typo) curve to be fairly steep at first, but now I hardly ever think about it. That's exactly what you want on a feature like this -- it just works so well that you never think about it.

I do wish you could customize the key layout, though.
 

mrtune

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Jun 23, 2007
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I love the keyboard too! The autocorrect is just great! I came from a Motorola Q (full keyboard phone) and I type much faster on the iPhone than I did on my Q.
 

iBookie

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Mar 28, 2006
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Biggest surprise by far

Switching from a Blackberry the keyboard was my biggest concern. There is definitely a learning curve, but like others, I feel I'm now way faster on tapping on the iPhone. I do think the predictive text was better on the Blackberry, but I expect this will improve over time on the iPhone. In the past I hated trying to type emails on my phone. Now I have no problem composing a fairly lengthy reply. Also, due to the ease of use of the keyboard,

I find myself using the Notes app ALL THE TIME. It really has been a more than adequate replacement for my Blackberry, iPaq, and 8 gig Nano.

One device to rule them all! Woo hoo! :)
 

Roy Hobbs

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Apr 29, 2005
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I love the keyboard. I can 2 thumnb type as fast or faster that I did with my Moto Q
 

The General

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Jul 7, 2006
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I had to type a text message on my friends phone, with the numbers. The buttons were all tough to push, I definitely wasn't used to that. It made me feel like killing myself.

I love the iPhone keyboard.:D
 

mgargan1

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Feb 22, 2003
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I think it just takes time to get used to. I do like the predictive spelling... i find myself typing a lot faster now.
 

AJsAWiz

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Jun 28, 2007
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You are not alone . . . I like the keyboard too.
It took some getting used to (about a week) but now I fly with 2 thumbs! :cool:
 

lilnyc

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Jun 5, 2007
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I loved my 8525 keyboard, but I also have gotten used to the virtual keyboard. I find myself being extremely wordy in my emails to folks b/c I like typing on it :p
 

aricher

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Feb 20, 2004
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On my old phones, motos and nokias I hardly ever texted - they were a serious pain to use. I LOVE the iPhone keyboard and have grown to be very fast 30+ WPM on it - all with one finger. Now I just need to work on my dual-thumb typing.