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    http://android.modaco.com/page/news/...ing-htc-e-r307
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    I agree with the 3rd comment on there. Want small phones, not monsters.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    I agree with the 3rd comment on there. Want small phones, not monsters.
    I require at least 4 inches. The San Francisco just won't cut it long term. I have massive hands so I can't help it.

    4.7 may be too big, I'll need to play with a GN before making that judgement.
    Thought whether I can justify buying two expensive Android 4.x devices.. idk.

    I'm starting to think I'll just stay cheap and wirelessly tether phone to tablet and buy DeskSMS (currently in the middle of the trial period, it's very nice). Sorted.
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    (Original post by G8D)
    I require at least 4 inches. The San Francisco just won't cut it long term. I have massive hands so I can't help it.

    4.7 may be too big, I'll need to play with a GN before making that judgement.
    Thought whether I can justify buying two expensive Android 4.x devices.. idk.

    I'm starting to think I'll just stay cheap and wirelessly tether phone to tablet and buy DeskSMS (currently in the middle of the trial period, it's very nice). Sorted.
    I have large hands too. Still prefer smaller phones though. The GN is far too big IMO. Same goes for the massive Sensation variants floating about. I laughed at the Dell Streak when it came out, who would want that, I thought? Apparently, a fair few people these days...

    I think I will get the Asus tab when that comes out. Seems like a very reasonable price to me. I can see why you can't justify two ICS devices. The tethering ain't such a bad idea at all. I think that LG prototype with the phone that docks to the tablet is the future really. Until then though, I'll happily stick to ICS on my Desire S. Its a lovely OS!
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    I've played with a GN and tbh it doesn't feel much bigger than my SII, screen is bigger but you remove all the surrounding buttons etc
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    (Original post by wizard710)
    I've played with a GN and tbh it doesn't feel much bigger than my SII, screen is bigger but you remove all the surrounding buttons etc
    I was actually quite surprised by the size similarities when I first looked at them together...
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    Now if you toggle screens on that you can see easily how much more you get on the screen but in terms of size yeah they are very similar, and my SII has never felt overly big in my hand
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    To me that looks significantly bigger. My SGS2 is marginally too big/tall as it is (can't always reach areas easily with one hand when I'm surfing for instance) and that Nexus is quite a bit taller.

    I'm kinda sick with SwiftKey. It's just an average keyboard. The predictions are often totally wrong, resulting in a slower and fiddly experience compared to the HTC keyboard. I'd really, really like the HTC keyboard back. The prediction and accuracy is better and it has more than 3 suggestions at a time -- 3 just isn't enough.

    Also I thought the whole point of SwiftKey is that it analyses and learns your writing style. Well, it doesn't very often get that right either. Overall its better than the crappy Samsung one but well short of the HTC (still the best keyboard if you don't get along with swype).
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    To me that looks significantly bigger. My SGS2 is marginally too big/tall as it is (can't always reach areas easily with one hand when I'm surfing for instance) and that Nexus is quite a bit taller.

    I'm kinda sick with SwiftKey. It's just an average keyboard. The predictions are often totally wrong, resulting in a slower and fiddly experience compared to the HTC keyboard. I'd really, really like the HTC keyboard back. The prediction and accuracy is better and it has more than 3 suggestions at a time -- 3 just isn't enough.

    Also I thought the whole point of SwiftKey is that it analyses and learns your writing style. Well, it doesn't very often get that right either. Overall its better than the crappy Samsung one but well short of the HTC (still the best keyboard if you don't get along with swype).
    Can you not install HTC IME on your phone?
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    To me that looks significantly bigger. My SGS2 is marginally too big/tall as it is (can't always reach areas easily with one hand when I'm surfing for instance) and that Nexus is quite a bit taller.

    I'm kinda sick with SwiftKey. It's just an average keyboard. The predictions are often totally wrong, resulting in a slower and fiddly experience compared to the HTC keyboard. I'd really, really like the HTC keyboard back. The prediction and accuracy is better and it has more than 3 suggestions at a time -- 3 just isn't enough.

    Also I thought the whole point of SwiftKey is that it analyses and learns your writing style. Well, it doesn't very often get that right either. Overall its better than the crappy Samsung one but well short of the HTC (still the best keyboard if you don't get along with swype).
    Have you tried Touchpal? I use that on my HTC Desire and I've found it really good (it does both the swipe/sliding and the predictive/learning).
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    (Original post by G8D)
    Can you not install HTC IME on your phone?
    Not rooted my phone, I'm sure you can't get it otherwise? I might just root it for the keyboard.

    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    Have you tried Touchpal? I use that on my HTC Desire and I've found it really good (it does both the swipe/sliding and the predictive/learning).
    It's free so I guess I could give it a go. You like it better than the HTC one, really? I've used HTC keyboards on my last two phones and overall found them to be the closest to the Apple keyboard in terms of accuracy, but also with quick punctuation, symbols etc they were a bit more useful.

    Installed it, actually I have used an older version of TouchPal before. I'll see how it goes though I prefer the common symbols to be in the prediction bar after you hit space.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    Not rooted my phone, I'm sure you can't get it otherwise? I might just root it for the keyboard.



    It's free so I guess I could give it a go. You like it better than the HTC one, really? I've used HTC keyboards on my last two phones and overall found them to be the closest to the Apple keyboard in terms of accuracy, but also with quick punctuation, symbols etc they were a bit more useful.

    actually just realised I've probably used Touchpal on my Orange SF before switching to HTC.
    Seems to just install like a normal keyboard :dontknow: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=624416

    (that's Nexus One but same resolution so worth trying I guess)
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    (Original post by estel)
    By holding the volume down and power buttons.
    It depends on the phone. On my Sensation you have to press the power and home button at the same time.
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    (Original post by G8D)
    Seems to just install like a normal keyboard :dontknow: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=624416

    (that's Nexus One but same resolution so worth trying I guess)
    Awesome. I'll give it a try now
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    (Original post by biffyclyro27)
    It depends on the phone. On my Sensation you have to press the power and home button at the same time.
    Sensation isn't running ICS though. Screenshot is a feature built in now.
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    (Original post by G8D)
    Sensation isn't running ICS though. Screenshot is a feature built in now.
    true dat. Didn't notice you were talking about ICS
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    It's free so I guess I could give it a go. You like it better than the HTC one, really? I've used HTC keyboards on my last two phones and overall found them to be the closest to the Apple keyboard in terms of accuracy, but also with quick punctuation, symbols etc they were a bit more useful.

    Installed it, actually I have used an older version of TouchPal before. I'll see how it goes though I prefer the common symbols to be in the prediction bar after you hit space.
    Yeah I prefer TouchPal to the HTC one - at least on the Desire the HTC one just has prediction (no swipe-like capabilities). Also, Touchpal is very good at multilingual input (I have English, Chinese Handwriting and Chinese Pinyin installed).
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    Now that I'm used to the San Fran my iPod touch seems like a massive slate of a device even though they have same screen dimensions just different aspect ratio
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    (Original post by wizard710)
    If you wait a month for all the new phones to come out then you may be able to pick up some good deals on the current crop of phones. GSII which is still a stunning phone and will get ICS will definitely drop in price when the GS III is announced
    Thanks. Would I have to wait too much longer do you think? The end of the month or sooner? I'd quite like to get the HTC Desire S
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    (Original post by yabbayabba)
    Thanks. Would I have to wait too much longer do you think? The end of the month or sooner? I'd quite like to get the HTC Desire S
    Mobile World Congress is at the end of February and HTC etc should be announcing their phones there, the rumour mill has been churning for a while now. But Sammy has said they won't be announcing the SIII at MWC as they want a shorter window between the European release and the US release
 
 
 
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