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    I've spent an unhealthy amount of time over the past few days comparing the Titan and the Focus S.

    I've been to 3 different AT&T stores; one did not have the Titan, others would only let me handle the demo unit, which was attached to the security apparatus.

    So...I haven't really been able to get a good feel for the device. I have been able to use the Focus S, though; and it felt good.

    My question: how many Titan owners are comfortably using (browsing, typing, volume, on/off) the phone with one hand?

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    I do

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    Been using the Titan for 4 days now and I love it. I don't have any problem typing, browsing etc.. using one hand. I do have big hands though. I do use my other hand sometimes but I do that with every phone.
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    I have both devices as of today when I picked up the Titan I can tell I will be using both hands more often with this device. I have large hands with long fingers and I find it a chore to reach the power button. Im worried im going to drop this thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big D5 View Post
    I have both devices as of today when I picked up the Titan I can tell I will be using both hands more often with this device. I have large hands with long fingers and I find it a chore to reach the power button. Im worried im going to drop this thing.
    That's my big worry...dropping it. I can shift my hand to lower on the device to reach the keyboard, but would need to shift it back to the top to reach the power button.

    I'm often using my phone (original Focus) while walking my dog, and there are always interruptions that cause me to turn the phone on and off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big D5 View Post
    I have both devices as of today when I picked up the Titan I can tell I will be using both hands more often with this device. I have large hands with long fingers and I find it a chore to reach the power button. Im worried im going to drop this thing.
    The power button is a bit awkward. It's so flush it takes some extra pressure to push. I turn it off and on with one hand but I do have to shift my hand somewhat to press it. The back does not have a lot of grip. That being said, I hav'nt had any slips or close calls.
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    I've had no issues using the phone with one hand but if I'm using any phone for a length of time I'll switch to 2 hands. Quicky checking email, messages etc is easily done with one hand.
    I do understand that people are afraid of dropping it though, I do find the cover provides very little grip, and is one of my 2 negatives (although it looks stunning). I ordered a gel cover from Amazon which fits snuggly over it and provides the grip I need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narr View Post
    I've had no issues using the phone with one hand but if I'm using any phone for a length of time I'll switch to 2 hands. Quicky checking email, messages etc is easily done with one hand.
    I do understand that people are afraid of dropping it though, I do find the cover provides very little grip, and is one of my 2 negatives (although it looks stunning). I ordered a gel cover from Amazon which fits snuggly over it and provides the grip I need.
    Zagg has their invisible shield on sale for cyber-Monday for half price. I had one on my Tilt 2 for the longest time. I'm not a big fan of the drag it creates on the screen but it definitely helps when it comes to holding onto the phone without it slipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwilk View Post
    I've spent an unhealthy amount of time over the past few days comparing the Titan and the Focus S.

    I've been to 3 different AT&T stores; one did not have the Titan, others would only let me handle the demo unit, which was attached to the security apparatus.

    So...I haven't really been able to get a good feel for the device. I have been able to use the Focus S, though; and it felt good.

    My question: how many Titan owners are comfortably using (browsing, typing, volume, on/off) the phone with one hand?

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    I have been a one hand titan users for many years! ... umm wait
    n/m ..

    My phone is on the way we shall see !
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    It's rare that I use one hand to type on my Focus. Even in portrait mode I hold it with two hands. I expect much of the same from the Titan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s0uldrift3r View Post
    I have been a one hand titan users for many years! ... umm wait
    n/m ..

    My phone is on the way we shall see !
    Thats funny when I was typing out my earlier response I thought it sounded wrong...
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    Ever since the accident, I've been a one handed phone user.

    Thankfully, I had my old left-hand fingers fused to the tips of the fingers on my right hand, so typing on the Titan should be fine. Should be as easy as my one handed landscape mode tablet use.
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    I'm quite suprised how easy it has been to type one handed on the Titan.
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    Actually, I find it easier to type one-handed than two. I make less typos. Weird.
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    Nope, I cannot use this phone effectively one handed but I do have small hands for a guy. There's actually some women in my office who have bigger hands than me and they're like 5'6". I'm a 6' guy.

    Truth be told my Titan is going up on eBay today as I just cannot get to grips with this phone at all - literally. I am in constant fear of dropping it and just don't find it as intuitive to navigate around as my focus due to its size. It just feels 'wrong' in my hand. :(

    I do make decisions quickly about devices and am very rarely wrong so there just doesn't seem a lot of point in using it for a week and hoping the issue will magicaly get better. I also don't want to risk damaging it in any way.

    Don't get me wrong, it's not the phone, it's me. I love the phone very much but honestly there's no point if it's not comfortable to use. I'm going to sell it, keep using my Focus and wait for the next Nokia devices to land.

    I'm really holding out for a 4.3" device - that seems to be my sweet spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodbane View Post
    Nope, I cannot use this phone effectively one handed but I do have small hands for a guy. There's actually some women in my office who have bigger hands than me and they're like 5'6". I'm a 6' guy.

    Truth be told my Titan is going up on eBay today as I just cannot get to grips with this phone at all - literally. I am in constant fear of dropping it and just don't find it as intuitive to navigate around as my focus due to its size. It just feels 'wrong' in my hand. :(

    I do make decisions quickly about devices and am very rarely wrong so there just doesn't seem a lot of point in using it for a week and hoping the issue will magicaly get better. I also don't want to risk damaging it in any way.

    Don't get me wrong, it's not the phone, it's me. I love the phone very much but honestly there's no point if it's not comfortable to use. I'm going to sell it, keep using my Focus and wait for the next Nokia devices to land.

    I'm really holding out for a 4.3" device - that seems to be my sweet spot.
    There's the Samsung Focus and the rumoured Nokia 900.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwilk View Post
    I've spent an unhealthy amount of time over the past few days comparing the Titan and the Focus S.

    I've been to 3 different AT&T stores; one did not have the Titan, others would only let me handle the demo unit, which was attached to the security apparatus.

    So...I haven't really been able to get a good feel for the device. I have been able to use the Focus S, though; and it felt good.

    My question: how many Titan owners are comfortably using (browsing, typing, volume, on/off) the phone with one hand?

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    Titan 4.7 size is not big at all even with Casemate case. I can browse and able to move around with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figure 8 Dash View Post
    There's the Samsung Focus and the rumoured Nokia 900.
    Yeah, I'm holding out for the Nokia early next year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by woodbane View Post
    Yeah, I'm holding out for the Nokia early next year.



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    This should worry HTC, Samsung et al as there do seem to be a dispropotionate amount of people waiting for rumoured Nokia phones (myself included).
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    I do not have huge hands but I do have large hands with long fingers. I use my Titan constantly one-handed. There are times that I will hold it with one hand and scroll with the other though.

    I was very concerned about the size of this device but it was unwarranted. I also do not have any issues hitting the power button while using it one-handed. I guess it is a case of YMMV.

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