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    Question Predictive text input problem...app??? :(

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    Hey all,

    First time poster. I recently got my Bold 9000 from AT&T, and I LOVE the device. I've had numerous Treo's, a BlackBerry Curve, along with a few other PDA's before getting this superb "can-do-it-all" smartphone.

    I am only missing ONE functionality from the Palm OS, and from Windows Mobile, and that is the predictive text input, which I relied on heavily. What's ironic about it is the fact that both the Pearl as well as the Storm have it.

    I know the argument is that it's a QWERTY device, so it's not needed, etc., but there are a lot of other QWERTY phones, including even the BlackBerry Storm, which has a full keyboard when turned on its side that do have this feature.

    Can ANYONE PLEASE help me with this?? I want to say that I saw an application for it, but I can't find it anymore. I may have been wrong, though. If someone knows of an application that helps me with this, I'll but it immediately!!

    One more thing. Just today, I was installing some apps, and a curious screen appeared where it said "BlackBerry Fast Predictive Input Method Library" was going to be removed, along with three languages, which I hadn't remembered leaving on the device. Please view the pic to see what I mean.



    So...is there hope that I might be able to get this to work after all!??! Texting, emailing, etc. is just SO MUCH faster when you don't have to type every single word out every single time. I also don't understand why it was being removed. :?: :?:

    Thanks a lot everyone!

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    I don't understand how this would work on a full keyboard? From my Nokia and Sony Ericsson days, I recall that T9 Predictive required the EXACT SAME NUMBER of keystrokes to spell the word.

    ie. If I wanted to spell PinStack, I would enter 74678225 and the T9 would figure out what I wanted to spell. BUT THAT IS THE EXACT SAME NUMBER OF KEYSTROKES, I would have to input using the QWERTY keyboard.

    So what is the point.

    The Pearl has two letters per key. That is why it has this feature.

    The Storm in portrait mode uses the same keyboard layout as the Pearl.

    PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME. I cannot for the life of me, see how this feature can be of any use on a QWERTY keyboard. Unless you want to just type on the left side of your BlackBerry, I really fail to see how this can be of any use.

    You are better off using autotext.

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    i guess what he means is that the phone should give you different options of words based on the first few letters you type. A lot of winmo devices have that feature and so does the iphone. I think 4.5 os on curve has that too. its definitely helpful.

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    I don't know what's so difficult to understand. I have my Treo 750 and Pro set to where it suggests words after the 2nd letter. It is also adaptive, so it not only "learns" new words, but based on your writing style, it sometimes even guesses which word or words I want to type next.

    The Storm has it in both portrait AND landscape mode. And yes, AutoText does help, but it is not a genuine substitute.

    Look, I realize this is purely a matter of preference, but I've found it to be extremely effective, and time-saving. You might want to call it "Auto Correct" for example, as it also automatically suggests words when there are typo's involved.

    I'm not beating up on the Bold at all. Quite the contrary, in my TEN yeard of owning a whole host of phomes, the Bold is by far the very best, and mosy complete device rhat I've ever owned. The addition of enhanced typing like this would make it perfect devicr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schumacher View Post
    I think 4.5 os on curve has that too. its definitely helpful.
    Nope, it doesn't, but agree that it would be very useful, makes typing faster....

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    Ahh.. Now I understand. From my experience with T9, I had to type out the full word. There was no time savings. In fact it was wrong from time to time.

    This feature is usually found in GPS systems. You type in a few letters of a street name and it pops up suggestions after it has enough letters.

    For this to work, you would need an entire dictionary on your BlackBerry and it would need to be loaded in RAM.

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    @Ge: Yes, you're right. Every other phone has a dictionary, including the BlackBerry Storm, and Pearl lol...

    Another thought is downloading a dictionary that could be used maybe?? There are tons of dictionaries of all kinds of languages...??

    Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ge View Post
    Ahh.. Now I understand. From my experience with T9, I had to type out the full word. There was no time savings. In fact it was wrong from time to time.

    This feature is usually found in GPS systems. You type in a few letters of a street name and it pops up suggestions after it has enough letters.

    For this to work, you would need an entire dictionary on your BlackBerry and it would need to be loaded in RAM.
    Ofcourse there is dictionary loaded in the bold. How else does it do spell chk? I think it just needs an app developer to write a simple program .

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    Exactly!! Anyone care to do it? LOL...I'll PAY!! It's that important to me. And I BET there are a LOT of people who would as well.

    That said, I still LOVE my Bold, and don't mind typing on that beautiful keyboard, but still.......

    Thanks everyone!
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