Over the years I have tried quite a few touch screen devices including the iPhone, and several Androids; but it always feels like a task typing on them. One thing I find it to be a pain is having to switch language each time I want to type in Spanish. Sure you can say that on Android you got the swipe keyboard, and all the other keyboards that you can adjust, but I really don’t like spending time doing that. Guess what BlackBerry 10 does this and more right out of the box. Even with the customization on other devi I find it harder to write long message. That is not the case with the new BlackBerry 10.
One example when I type in both English and Spanish you usually have to change the language, or try typing Spanglish that gives Android devices a headache. On the new BB Z10 it recognizes when I am using either language without having to change it. Another thing that I’ve noticed is that the Z10 even lets me type in both languages (Spanglish) at the same time without obsessively correcting my words; if it does is usually slang or misspelled words in either language. I will agree with my friend Mac, I am super slow at typing on a touch screen device. With the Z10 I find myself becoming faster and faster the more I use it, and it feels intuitive. Another plus that you have with the Z10 the ability to edit and add word shortcuts. I know some of you may say Android can do a ton of this things, but the thing is am usually lazy and I hate having to spend time customizing and learning to swype, and all that stuff. That is the reason why I really like the keyboard on the Z10 it just work and I don’t have to do much.
If you are wondering how do you add custom word shortcuts follow this steps.
- First swipe down to bring up the settings menu
- Second click on settings and select Language and Input
- Third Click on Automated Assistant
- Last click on Word Substitution and you can add your word shortcuts
The keyboard has definitely help transition from a QWERTY device to an all touch and making typing faster on the Z10.