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iPod Touch - iPhone/iTouch: Two thumbs or one?


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I haven't tried this in mail yet but i know in safari when you flip to horizontal view more spread out keyboard is laid accross the bottom so if you hold the device with two hands you cam type very quickly with btoh thumbs. Am i the only one whp does this?

I can see this being a big help writing emails, as it's much easier and faster to type than using one thumb on the smaller keyboard.

Has anyone been able to use the wide keyboard in mail? I dont compose a lot of emails so I havent gotten the chance.

I sometimes use the little keyboard where i'm not writing a whole message like here, (this was all on my touch) with my indexfinger but it always takes forever.

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I have always used my index fingers. I lie the device down or hold it in my left hand and use the index fingers just like I mainly use on a regular key board. I find it a lot easier to use than using thumbs.

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i use two thumbs when typing an email. once you get a hang of the keyboard with two thumbs you will be amazed at how easy it is to type an email in narrow view.

As of now the mail program only supports the narrow keyboard. If you use a website for your email then you can type an email using the wide screen keyboard
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If I have two hands and a lot to write, I use 'em both. If I only have one hand, I either a) lay it down and use my pointer finger, or b) use my thumb.

I find it to be really easy to type on and I love getting the comments like "How do you do that so fast?!"

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I find it to be really easy to type on and I love getting the comments like "How do you do that so fast?!"
I love getting comments like that. It just makes you to want to keep typing, but then you run out. Then it sometimes lags and you keep typing and there is just a burst of letters all of a sudden. That's always cool.

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I love getting comments like that. It just makes you to want to keep typing, but then you run out. Then it sometimes lags and you keep typing and there is just a burst of letters all of a sudden. That's always cool.
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I switch between one and two thumbs depending on my situation. If I need to quickly fire off a text message, I'll generally use one hand. Otherwise I have no problem using both thumbs on the smaller keyboard. I can type very fast now that the phone has adapter to my thumb size.


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i find my self using to thumbs when i am stat down but most of the time go with an index finger tbh i havent found a natural way to type on the keypad but switching between an index finger and 1 or 2 thumbs seams to do the job.
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