- 04-28-2013, 01:05 PM #2
I can see T9 coming but more near GDR3 update or blue, I say maybe next year it will be released or I could be completely wrong and it will arrive with GDR2.The craziest member on WPCentral!
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04-28-2013, 05:05 PM #5Originally Posted by ag1986
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Highly unlikely, I'd say - I know of no smartphone that offers T9-type keyboards. I used to have a replacement keyboard on my old Nexus One that did this. And since WP8 doesn't allow replacement keyboards...
My old Android Sony Xperia Mini Pro did. And it was awesome, shame that Windows Phone supports T9 keyboard for Japanese, Korean and Chinese. To Say Windows phone is not Asian orientation it is strange why they implement it for these language's but not English , work that one out!
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- 07-19-2013, 08:19 AM #7
My Wife's S3 has a T9 keyboard. I thought all OS's had T9. My N8 uses T9 and I love it. I am actually really disappointed that the Lumia 1020 I ordered doesn't have T9. I mean how much development would it have taken MS to include this? It has been included in nearly every cell phone since their inception.
07-19-2013, 08:31 AM #8
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This is where Nokia is battling it out with restricted OS. Though its a fluidic one, Nokia is forced to ditch few of the 'basic features or functionality'. Ironically, Nokia was known and became popular due to certain basic but essential features it used to offer in its earlier generation phones
07-19-2013, 11:27 AM #10
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I could never understand the fascination with T9 keyboards on smart phones. To me, it's a step backwards. I can type the word "FILED" in 5 easy taps. On a T9 it would take 12 taps with a short pause between the letters E and D since they're on the same key. How is this productive?
- 07-19-2013, 12:05 PM #11
I don't think you understand what T9 is, T9 takes exactly 5 taps as well to type "FILED". Each numeric button is tapped once, Numeric button 3(F), 4(I), 5(L), 3(E), 3(D). It is similar to calling a phone number 1-800-WHATS UP, you don't tap the numeric button "4" two times to get an H, you only tap it once. The device is smart enough to guess the word correctly. Occasionally if it is a word I don't use often I need to hit the next button one or two times. Given how much larger the buttons are for an alphanumeric keypad, being much less app to hitting the wrong button it is much faster than QWERTY. That's the problem with T9, half the people that talk down on it don't even understand what it is.
07-19-2013, 12:21 PM #12
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I don't know. Different strokes I guess. Everyone has different tastes. =)
- 07-19-2013, 12:31 PM #14
You are referring to using an alphanumeric keypad, not T9, the definition of T9 is the phone making an estimate of what word you are using based on the numeric buttons pressed.
T9 definition (Phone Arena)
It is very productive BTW.
- 07-19-2013, 02:13 PM #17
there is an app T9 keyboard which offers this, and a sister app 9-keyboard . both simulate nokia number pad text input , the author has yet a third app called alter keyboard, this one has a free trial.
whats cool about them is they offer haptic feedback (vibra on keypress) .
whats not cool is that the windows phone API doesnt allow replacement of the text messaging keyboard, so you have to write the message in this app and then it gets sent (rather painlessly, but its an extra step)
let me know if you found this useful.thanks
- 07-19-2013, 02:19 PM #18
- 07-19-2013, 02:30 PM #19
andriod have 5 or six different text input mechanisms, including swype (to be fair there is a windows app which offers swype, but due to API limitations it cant be used to replace the qwerty keyboard used for text messagingI)
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