- 01-28-13, 09:33 AM #26
- 01-28-13, 09:41 AM #27
I fear anarchy here but I still love my pb.
P's and my brandy!
- 01-28-13, 01:06 PM #29
@sad_old_man: The PB does not have the Swype style "SwiftKey Flow" input. I am talking about the original version of the keyboard, the Android version. As to why it is useful, it is faster. Instead of having to lift your finger/thumb between every single letter, you just draw a line. With SwiftKey Flow, you don't even need to lift off between words; just draw a line down to the space button and keep drawing the next word etc. It doesn't remove the need for learning to spell any more than any other autocorrect/spell checker, such as the one built into the PB's keyboard. You still need to know where to draw the line i.e. which letters to use.
- 01-28-13, 01:56 PM #30
You have now forced me to open the brandy again.
Thinking about it now in depth, I forgive you for using that word. Wonderful how mellow brandy can make you?
I do however understand the concept of this type of keyboard, it's a bit like the puzzle wordsearch. However try to think forward to a time in twenty years when spelling has vanished altogether.
The clue is in the user name 'sad_old_man'. It's an age thing! I still like to spell words myself. I hate predictive text and don't forget most of the software is written in the USA and although the US is quite good at grammar, I hate those software programs that continually correct my words by replacing the 'S' in my words with a 'Z' because that's how they spell it in the US.
Needless to say, it still doesn't work on my desktop and I just cannot bring myself to say the word Android let alone type it on here!
Back to the brandy I think.
- 01-29-13, 12:03 AM #33
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The PlayBook multitasks. If that app doesn't continue running in "default" mode, go to "general" in the main menu and select "showcase " mode. Showcase keeps every open app running and can be surprisingly handy.
- 01-29-13, 02:29 PM #38
How I am preparing: ordered and received my new 64G Playbook. Went to Verizon and had my current iPhone 5 service switched over to my old Storm 2. Setting up Bridge and getting reacquainted with my Berry world. IPad2 and iPhone 5 are up for sale! Also spent the entire time I was in the Verizon store convincing the reps to take RIM more seriously and I had a couple of them looking at this site for updated info and pics. Can't wait for tomorrow and all the news of when I can get my zed10!
- 01-29-13, 02:33 PM #39
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