1. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    Is it just me, or does the WP8 keyboard pale in comparison to WP7's keyboard? I could type 20 times faster on my HTC Trophy than I can on my Nokia Lumia 928, because predictive text was soooooooooooooo much better. Am I just imagining things, or is this really the case ?
    08-07-2013 05:55 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    How long have you had your 928? Maybe it just needs a bit more time to learn your typing style.
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    08-07-2013 05:56 PM
  3. berty6294's Avatar
    How long have you had your 928? Maybe it just needs a bit more time to learn your typing style.
    Amen to that!

    That and probably the different size screen is throwing you off initially, I felt the same way when I changed devices.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-07-2013 06:48 PM
  4. mase123987's Avatar
    How long have you had your 928? Maybe it just needs a bit more time to learn your typing style.
    Very much agree. I personally didn't slow down going from the 900 to 920. Both felt about the same. Give it time good sir.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-07-2013 06:55 PM
  5. Oxymoron428's Avatar
    I'll give it more time I guess. I've been using WP8 since Christmas of 2012, and I've had the 8x and then the 928. That's why I thought it was worse than wp7, where the predictive text was good enough for me to type without looking at the keyboard at all.
    08-07-2013 09:29 PM
  6. gab1972's Avatar
    If you're able to type on a virtual/soft keyboard without looking at the device...big props to you! Physical/hard keyboard where you can feel the keys - yes...but soft keyboard? Wow, that's skill. Granted, I know where the letters are but not in such a confined space without lots of misspellings. I'll bet if I didn't look at the keyboard, I could get maybe 60% accuracy.

    Actually, I just tested it. On a L928, using both thumbs, I tried typing "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" with my eyes closed (and no, I didn't cheat). Here were my results: "Tue quick brown div jumped over the last did" So that's roughly 56% accuracy. I use the voice to text function a lot. I just wish you could say comma and question mark and have it give those punctuation's instead of the word, but oh well. Oh, and that's one thing I miss about Android - Swype keyboard.
    08-08-2013 09:24 AM
  7. berty6294's Avatar
    If you're able to type on a virtual/soft keyboard without looking at the device...big props to you! Physical/hard keyboard where you can feel the keys - yes...but soft keyboard? Wow, that's skill. Granted, I know where the letters are but not in such a confined space without lots of misspellings. I'll bet if I didn't look at the keyboard, I could get maybe 60% accuracy.

    Actually, I just tested it. On a L928, using both thumbs, I tried typing "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" with my eyes closed (and no, I didn't cheat). Here were my results: "Tue quick brown div jumped over the last did" So that's roughly 56% accuracy. I use the voice to text function a lot. I just wish you could say comma and question mark and have it give those punctuation's instead of the word, but oh well. Oh, and that's one thing I miss about Android - Swype keyboard.
    I type without looking at my screen, and while my accuracy is terrible, 9/10 times Windows Phone will correct everything perfectly!
    08-08-2013 11:12 AM

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