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keyboards vs. Graffiti input? a vote.

by LeoAlpha / March 5, 2004 4:47 AM PST

OK, I need to know, is it worth it to spring for an expensive handheld cuz it has a keyboard, or is it just as easy to use graffiti? Really, which one is faster, more convenient, etc, and by the way, how does it effect accidental key-hitting, five way navigators, and so on?
thanks

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Re:keyboards vs. Graffiti input? a vote.
by JordanBisasky / March 9, 2004 11:17 AM PST

I don't really see the benefit of using handhelds with built in keyboards since typing would still be difficult. Since you can't use them like a keyboard with all your fingers (at least I wouldn't think).

For me, typing with the on screen keyboard is fine. But I mostly just use my Dell for playing games (Rayman and Siberian Strike X are awesome) and listening to music.

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Re:Re:keyboards vs. Graffiti input? a vote.
by LeoAlpha / March 15, 2004 10:46 AM PST

is using an onscreen keyboard faster then graffiti?
Does a Dell axim have graffiti, for that matter?

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Re:keyboards vs. Graffiti input? a vote.
by vosg / March 19, 2004 12:12 AM PST

Graffity is great, but has a learning curve. Once you get used to it, it's almost as fast as keyboard input. The new Sony Cli

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Re:Re:keyboards vs. Graffiti input? a vote.
by Brigs / May 10, 2004 2:31 PM PDT

Graffiti is pretty simple to learn, and one becomes quite fast farily quickly. I would reccomend shying away from the built in keyboards, they are so tiny that you might as well use graffiti. If you want a keyboard, I'd say go ahead and order a foldable portable one. I ordered a foldable keyboard for my iPAQ and I love it, take all my notes in class, write essays in down time when not at my PC, etc

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Re:keyboards vs. Graffiti input? a vote.
by mcorey / May 12, 2004 12:24 AM PDT

I've used both and the keyboard is the way to go. You can thumb type 30+ words a minute. Even if your handwriting is good, the lag in recognition on even the fastest machine is annoying.

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Palm pilot Zire 31
by geric / June 26, 2005 4:56 PM PDT

I've used both and the keyboard is the way to go. You can thumb type 30+ words a minute. Even if your handwriting is good, the lag in recognition on even the fastest machine is annoying.


I just read your post. I would appreciate if you would help me get my keyboard installed. It will not work .
I downloaded a keyboard22_ENG
I get a message "The driver can't run from removable media. Driver will remain disabled"
I have tried to download to where I think the non removable area is, but it still goes in the added memory place. I have not been able to find any help and at a complete standstill. The main reason I bought this palm is so I can transfer my address to and from the computer. One time I found a small keyboard, but never have seen it again. As you must know I am a complete newbee at the palm pilot. I would appreciate any input you could give me.

geri2312@sbcglobal.net

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