By now you know . . . my guy loves his Droid, I love my iPhone. And I can't resist any opportunity to pit the two gadgets head to head, especially if it means I can defend my iPhone against his Droid superiority complex.
One of my guy's chief complaints about his Droid is that the onscreen keyboard is pretty tricky to use. Retraining your fingers to type on either an onscreen or entirely new keyboard is tricky, especially when you're used to firing off emails and text messages in a hurry. As an iPhone user, I feel like I've mastered the touch keyboard, but I had yet to really get a feel for the Droid's onscreen keyboard.
This weekend, I got my chance. We were driving on a busy road when my guy got an urgent work-related text and asked me to type his responses as he dictated them to me. A few observations: the Droid's onscreen keyboard is not like the iPhone's. Although they're similar in size, I had a tough time finding the letters I wanted, much less punctuation. Thinking it would be easier, I flipped out the keyboard . . . and promptly sent a typo-ridden text that wasn't even halfway typed. Sorry, boyfriend's co-worker. For the rest of the story, read more