Tips & tricks: More efficient text entry on the Nokia E75
I have to say the more I use the E75, the further down in my stack of phones the E71 moves. I have read some thoughts online about people not liking the predictive text implementation. I see that predictive text is an option in keypad/portrait mode, but I don’t see predictive text as an option when in QWERTY mode. Am I missing something here? I found the setting for predictive text in QWERTY mode too. It seems you actually have to turn it on in both modes as the setting in one doesn’t establish the setting for both, which is a good thing too. One reason I do like predictive text mode in QWERTY layout is because the autofill for things like didn’t and other words with the apostrophe.
One thing I just discovered this morning (similar to what I have seen on my old Treo 650 and a couple other devices) that should make you MUCH more efficient with this keyboard is that you do not have to press the blue Function key and then a character to enter the alternative text (text/characters in blue). You simply press and hold down on the desired key and the alternative text appears.
You still need to hit a shift key for a capital letter, but Nokia provides both a right and left shift key so that shouldn’t be a problem.
At times, I do wish there was left and right soft keys or the capability to assign program/actions to the QWERTY keyboard, but most of the time I only swing open the keyboard to enter text and I don’t live in QWERTY landscape mode.