So right now I have the lg rumor touch (ancient and bad i know) but i'm eligible for an upgrade, and I had it narrowed down to the htc or the iphone 4s, however after reading some reviews, i think i would rather have the htc. however, my biggest concern is how is the texting on the htc? the rumor touch has a slide keyboard that i have grown very fond of, so i'm curious how good the htc is for texting? everything else on it sounds amazing.
The texting and any other input is done via the touchscreen. You have several different keyboard layouts to choose from with the standard QWERTY layout being the default. Input is very easy once you get the hang of not feeling for actual keys.
Keyboard style in Landscope mode is the Standard QWERTY style. Keyboard layouts consist of the following while in portrait mode,
Especially nice is the Swype keyboard. You actually trace out the word rather then individually touching each letter. For instance, to type out QWERTY, you simply touch on the Q and drag across to the Y and then raise your finger. Once you get the hand of it, you will probably be typing messages even faster then the old way.
At least I have.
Agree 100% with smotrs, I had Swype on my old EVO...it was a little buggy now and then but I fell in love with it. It seems flawless on the new LTE. LIke he said, you draw the word instead of typing. For speedy typing/texting you can't beat it.