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T9 instead of iTAP...bad move

Sam K

Aug 30, 2006, 2:42 PM
Hopefully Sprint asked for T9 in their firmware instead of iTAP. I happen to like the extra functionality of iTAP over T9 so I hope the future Motorola phones for Verizon will have iTAP.
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Rheezzy

Aug 30, 2006, 6:48 PM
T9 > iTAP

Cool
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legacynrs4evr

Aug 30, 2006, 10:53 PM
One weird problem ive found with itap is inserting a 0 (zero). At least on my i870 the 0 is the next button, and the only way to put one in is to switch to alpha or numeric mode. Word mode will NOT let you enter a zero.

It also doesnt predictive my own dictionary automatically, I have to enter the first letter and next through the choices. If I just try to type it out it wont find it. Say Im typing "Fusic". I hit F then next a bunch of times. I cant do F-U-S-...

So anyway, I prefer T9. Twas a better choice.
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itsajoey

Aug 30, 2006, 11:48 PM
umm i think you need to learn iTAP better cuz i can type fusic noproblem really and the zero thing its just like any other number all you do is hold it down for like 3 sec then it puts a zero and then use your right arow and move over... thats all i do with my phone but it could be dif on yours i have a v360 so yea....
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legacynrs4evr

Aug 31, 2006, 9:06 PM
probably just a nextel thing. I'm the only one left out of everyone I know with a Nextel except for my one construction worker friend. all my coworkers switched to sprint. This KRZR might be the thing to draw me over...
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mongoos150

Sep 3, 2006, 1:51 AM
I hate predictive type - I can type faster and easier by entering each letter individually.
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Rheezzy

Sep 3, 2006, 6:17 PM
That's fine but once you understand T9 it is MUCH faster and MUCH easier to use. If you text alot it's worth it to learn how it works.
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Sam K

Sep 3, 2006, 8:50 PM
mongoos150 said:
I hate predictive type - I can type faster and easier by entering each letter individually.


Once you learn T9 or iTAP, you'll be able to type much faster then scrolling through the letters to type. As an example if you want to type "hello", without T9 or iTAP, you would have to hit the 4 key twice to get the h, the 3 key twice to get the e, the 5 key three times to get the first l, the 5 key three times to get the second l, and the 6 key three times to get the o. That's a total of 13 key strokes. With T9 or iTAP, you only have to hit each key once and it will guess the word so it will only be 5 key strokes. I think it will be much faster to hit 4-3-5-5-6 to type hello than 4-4-3-3-5-5-...
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Sam K

Sep 3, 2006, 8:46 PM
Rheezzy said:
T9 > iTAP

Cool


There is no way T9 is better than iTAP. iTAP automatically learns words and phrases you type. Also with the Motorola user interface, you get to see the word choices on the bottom of the screen as you're typing and you can scroll to the choice you want as you're typing and then continue typing. Lastly, if a particular key combination matches 2 words like 63 returns both "me" and "of", if you use "of" more frequently than "me", iTAP will remember that and list it as the first choice. I don't remember T9 doing all of that.
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ken10hcky

Sep 10, 2006, 12:02 PM
Well said Sam K, I completely agree.
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