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    While I could have posted this in the Eris forum, I was hoping more would see it here.

    One of my gripes with the Droid is the lack of a spell checker. Will someone that has used the HTC Sense UI tell me if HTC has built in a spell checker.

    Thanks!

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    I had the eris and it has a way more precise spell checker than storm. Have you checked around settings on the droid? On eris its disabled by default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xwera43 View Post
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    While I could have posted this in the Eris forum, I was hoping more would see it here.

    One of my gripes with the Droid is the lack of a spell checker. Will someone that has used the HTC Sense UI tell me if HTC has built in a spell checker.

    Thanks!

    ~X
    The Droid has spell check, at least the MotoDroid does, and it works quite well. If you're using the slide out keyboard you won't see the suggestions but the phone changes the word when you hit the space bar. The virtual keyboard pops up words as you type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777
    I had the eris and it has a way more precise spell checker than storm. Have you checked around settings on the droid? On eris its disabled by default.
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    Thanks Olta but no I still have to wait until tomorrow to activate it. I'm wondering if I should bother.

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    You should be able to turn it on and adjust settings without it even being activated.


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    Thanks Olta but no I still have to wait until tomorrow to activate it. I'm wondering if I should bother.

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    While I could have posted this in the Eris forum, I was hoping more would see it here.

    One of my gripes with the Droid is the lack of a spell checker. Will someone that has used the HTC Sense UI tell me if HTC has built in a spell checker.

    Thanks!

    ~X
    The Droid has spell check, at least the MotoDroid does, and it works quite well. If you're using the slide out keyboard you won't see the suggestions but the phone changes the word when you hit the space bar. The virtual keyboard pops up words as you type.
    But you're referring more to an Auto Correction feature rather than a spell checker right?

    ~X

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    There's a specific spell checker.


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    But you're referring more to an Auto Correction feature rather than a spell checker right?

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    But you're referring more to an Auto Correction feature rather than a spell checker right?

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    Spell checking and auto correction are the same thing for all intents & purposes. As you type the phone predicts what word you mean. And if you type it incorrectly it'll automatically change it to the correct spelling. This might help you; https://supportforums.motorola.com/message/61686
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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777
    You should be able to turn it on and adjust settings without it even being activated.


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    Thanks Olta but no I still have to wait until tomorrow to activate it. I'm wondering if I should bother.

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    How funny, you replied as I was replying too. You're fast young lady!

    Actually though. The Droid wants to be activated before you can do anything (probably has something to do with using a GMail account). I have to wait until 12am PT & then I can change my calling plan via VZW's Web site. Ug!

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    But you're referring more to an Auto Correction feature rather than a spell checker right?

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    Spell checking and auto correction are the same thing for all intents & purposes. As you type the phone predicts what word you mean. And if you type it incorrectly it'll automatically change it to the correct spelling. This might help you; https://supportforums.motorola.com/message/61686
    Thanks for the link CJ but it does seem to be just Auto Correction, possibly smarter than SureType but at least on a BB you also have the option to run an actual spell check too.

    Thanks again for the link. I'll change my plan from my "BlackBerry" plan to the "PDA" plan after midnight tonight and activate my Droid again. Hopefully I can overcome the 13+ reasons I posted as to why I may send it back. (I posted it in P3's topic comparing the Droid, Eris & Storm2 if you're interested I looking.)

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    Thanks for the link CJ but it does seem to be just Auto Correction, possibly smarter than SureType but at least on a BB you also have the option to run an actual spell check too.

    Thanks again for the link. I'll change my plan from my "BlackBerry" plan to the "PDA" plan after midnight tonight and activate my Droid again. Hopefully I can overcome the 13+ reasons I posted as to why I may send it back. (I posted it in P3's topic comparing the Droid, Eris & Storm2 if you're interested I looking.)

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    My main problem is the battery was lasting 4-5hrs with limited use. I have a new battery being sent out Monday (should get it Wednesday) but Bryan said that he found Advanced Task Killer (free) was causing he battery to drop fast & I was using that app. Unfortunately, I had changed back to my Storm & had my Droid packed & FedEx ready to pick it up before reading his post. Now I'll wait until tonight and hope everything restores from the Google "cloud" as good as I have read. I hope I don't have to put 200+ contact data into their proper fields manually again and reset all of my app settings over but it's not the end of the world if I do.

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    The cool thing about the Droid is that all your contacts and apps are backed up to Google. So once activated everything should be put back.

    As far as spell checker, when I think of that function I envision being able to have specific software go back and correct misspelled words. Neither the Droid or the Eris has one, at least not that I found.

    But that being said, I found the auto correct function of the Eris to be fantastic almost ESP like. The Droid on the other hand was mediocre at best IMO. Once again just personal opinion but if the Droid came with the HTC keyboard that would have been winner winner chicken dinner. But the typing experience on the Droid leaves a lot to be desired.

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    One thing with the contacts Josh is that the fields don't match up with the contacts in GMail. There is one address field that has the street, city, state & zip. Whereas on the phone they are all separate and even when you manually enter the field info on the phone, they get out into the one field in GMail.

    I agree about the spell checker, thanks for confirming there isn't one on the Eris. A big Android oversight IMO.

    Did you ever try Better Keyboard Josh? Other than in the mode where it has the 2 letters per button like SureType I thought it was a bit better than the stock keyboard. I looked on the HTC site to see if I could download their keyboard but found nothing.
    Are you still using the Droid Josh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xwera43 View Post
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    One thing with the contacts Josh is that the fields don't match up with the contacts in GMail. There is one address field that has the street, city, state & zip. Whereas on the phone they are all separate and even when you manually enter the field info on the phone, they get out into the one field in GMail.

    I agree about the spell checker, thanks for confirming there isn't one on the Eris. A big Android oversight IMO.

    Did you ever try Better Keyboard Josh? Other than in the mode where it has the 2 letters per button like SureType I thought it was a bit better than the stock keyboard. I looked on the HTC site to see if I could download their keyboard but found nothing.
    Are you still using the Droid Josh?

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    You are right about the contacts but it does provide a pretty good backup system. Some minor tweeks and one should be all set.

    Yes I tried better keyboard as well as one called Touchpal. I actually thought both did a worse job than the standard Moto keyboard. Once again just my opinion after 2 weeks of giving them a thorough workout. There was also a lag on the Moto keyboard that drove me nuts. Maybe it's just some glitch with 2.0 but nonetheless didn't like it.

    I still have Droid, the Eris. Just found that device to be more user friendly.

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    So you are using the Eris as your main device now? You like that better than the S2 like several others?

    You know I value your opinion.

    ~X

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    Quote Originally Posted by xwera43 View Post
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    So you are using the Eris as your main device now? You like that better than the S2 like several others?

    You know I value your opinion.

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    I have both the S2 and Eris. My business requires me to have email access 24/7 and nothing can compete with the BB in terms of email. So the S2 is the phone I carry around with me at all times. I use the Eris and got it because I like all things technology. The Droid has a very bright future indeed but I have to live in the present. So that being said, I am and will probably always be a BB man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    You are right about the contacts but it does provide a pretty good backup system. Some minor tweeks and one should be all set.
    I got lucky & all contact fields synced properly. I have to setup all my apps & e-mail accounts but no biggie.

    ~X

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    I have both the S2 and Eris. My business requires me to have email access 24/7 and nothing can compete with the BB in terms of email.
    I dunno, i'm going to have to disagree with the email thing. This is coming from someone who was using the BB Storm with a BIS plan. To put it plainly, Exchange support on a BB using BIS sucks. It is far from being push, I believe the polling interval is 15 minutes. And it had VERY basic support, relying on Outlook Web Access to even work. And even then, it didn't have subfolder support at all.

    On the other hand, my Moto Droid does Activesync via Exchange instantly. The second the incoming message box pops up on the PC, the Droid receives the email.

    The ONLY thing that annoys me on the Droid regarding email is their insistance that Gmail have its own email app that is different from the normal mail app.

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