1. krishna6233's Avatar
    Will T9 keyboard(alphanumerical) make it to the os through any future updates???gdr2,3,?? i am not comfortable using qwerty....waiting ..lets see what GDR2 brings
    04-28-2013 11:18 AM
  2. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    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.
    04-28-2013 12:05 PM
  3. ag1986's Avatar
    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.
    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...
    04-28-2013 01:45 PM
  4. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    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...
    We can dream.
    04-28-2013 02:45 PM
  5. nokiageek's Avatar
    Originally Posted by ag1986
    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...
    We can dream.

    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!
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 620 using Foroplex
    04-28-2013 04:05 PM
  6. Nobby Nolan's Avatar
    My Nokia C7 did and it was ace!!! I too was looking for this. I hate Qwerty too. May need to go back to my old Nokia which I loved!
    05-04-2013 09:53 AM
  7. MurphieB's Avatar
    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.

    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...
    07-19-2013 07:19 AM
  8. lumiauser's Avatar
    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 07:31 AM
  9. MurphieB's Avatar
    You would think Nokia would have enough pull with MS that they would be able to get these *basic* functionalities implemented in the OS. Basic means simple, simple generally means easy to code.
    07-19-2013 07:40 AM
  10. gab1972's Avatar
    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 10:27 AM
  11. MurphieB's Avatar
    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.

    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 11:05 AM
  12. gab1972's Avatar
    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.
    I understand T9. I was referring to the "Abc" mode of T9. If using predictive text, I still thing a qwerty keyboard is quicker. For example, take the word "FEAR". On a qwerty keyboard, I can type FEAR with no problem. With T9, the first word that appears if I use the keys 3327 is "DEAR". Now I have to press an alternative key like # or * or , in order to cycle to FEAR. Not to mention you have to cycle through punctuation to get a "," or ";". And if you pass it up...ugh. Cycle through again.

    I don't know. Different strokes I guess. Everyone has different tastes. =)
    07-19-2013 11:21 AM
  13. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Keep in mind that Windows Phone 8 adds Word Flow to the mix and this can dramatically increase input speed.
    07-19-2013 11:28 AM
  14. MurphieB's Avatar
    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.

    I understand T9. I was referring to the "Abc" mode of T9. If using predictive text, I still thing a qwerty keyboard is quicker. For example, take the word "FEAR". On a qwerty keyboard, I can type FEAR with no problem. With T9, the first word that appears if I use the keys 3327 is "DEAR". Now I have to press an alternative key like # or * or , in order to cycle to FEAR. Not to mention you have to cycle through punctuation to get a "," or ";". And if you pass it up...ugh. Cycle through again.

    I don't know. Different strokes I guess. Everyone has different tastes. =)
    07-19-2013 11:31 AM
  15. rdubmu's Avatar
    I would love a sure type keyboard like what was on my blackberry's 7105t, 8100, 8120. I was so fast at typing on that



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    07-19-2013 11:43 AM
  16. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    I never imagined that some people who prefer the T9. Really surprised by now. It's too painful for me.

    Unfortunately never heard about a possible update on this. You guys should contact Microsoft to inform this need. Maybe they dont know.
    07-19-2013 12:50 PM
  17. Fred P's Avatar
    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
    fred
    07-19-2013 01:13 PM
  18. MurphieB's Avatar
    Do you have any contacts at MS? I would love to contact someone and tell them the need for this. Curious why after this had been embedded in millions of handsets for half a decade they decided they didn't need it.

    I never imagined that some people who prefer the T9. Really surprised by now. It's too painful for me.

    Unfortunately never heard about a possible update on this. You guys should contact Microsoft to inform this need. Maybe they dont know.
    07-19-2013 01:19 PM
  19. Fred P's Avatar
    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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    07-19-2013 01:30 PM
  20. andrew beck1's Avatar
    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?
    I see what ur saying- without the predictive mode, but Nokia's predictive t9 alpha mode really shone through compared to other phones I've used... It was powerful and incredibly smart- you could start to spell out a long word just by pressing the keys once in the right order and you'd get the exact long word you wanted after just a few keys... I could text incredibly quickly and not make a single mistake. With qwerty I'm always making mistakes its an utter ballache :(
    05-06-2016 06:36 AM

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