So its day two with my torch. When I first learned of the Torch specs, I was a little nervous about the screen size–2.5′ by 1.75′. What worried me most was the usability of the on screen keyboard of that size.
Well I have been using the on screen keyboard for two days now and I can definitely say that while its usable in portrait mode, it is way easier to use in landscape mode. Maybe its because of my fat thumbs, but in portrait mode there are constant thumb-wars when trying to bang out a sentence. In landscape mode there is simply more room to maneuver.
A surprising benefit of the smaller screen is that even in landscape mode, my thumb can reach all the way across the screen if needed to help type. This is something I find myself doing often while thumb typing.
So Torch owners, what do you think about the usability of the on screen keyboard?
Update: For all you suretype fans, I found a neat option on the Torch. You can set it so that SureType is used in portrait mode and QWERT is used on landscape mode. I will have to play with this more tonight.