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Ultimate Geek

# 37535 14-Jul-2009 20:39
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Thinking of upgrading my HTC Apache to an Okta touch but just a few questions..

It has an on screen keyboard, how do people find this? I tend to text alot so if it is crap then I probably really wont get this phone.

-- Divett Enterprises -- The Power Of Tomorrow --

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Master Geek

  # 235461 15-Jul-2009 08:16
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It is nowhere near as good as the Apache keyboard. That and WiFi were the 2 features I missed most when I changed from an Apache to an Okta. I also missed some of the hardware buttons that the Apache had for menu navigation (I can't remember the details - I think it was the left/right menu selection buttons that don't exist on the Okta).

On the plus side, the Okta is far more robust, smaller, has a GPS (needs a ROM upgrade) and has a better camera. Typing is not as easy, but there are a few options for keypad layout. I tend to use the 'half-qwerty' layout in predictive mode.

I have often thought of getting a bluetooth keyboard, but then I may as well have a netbook if I am going to carry a keyboard :-)

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Ultimate Geek

  # 235796 15-Jul-2009 19:26
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Thanks for that, thats what im worryed about...

Wifi isnt to much of a bother... I dont realy use it much on the Apache except for the odd occaision when its more of a novelty to be honest.

What is the battery life like on it?

-- Divett Enterprises -- The Power Of Tomorrow --


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Master Geek

  # 235803 15-Jul-2009 19:36
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Much better. I don't need a spare battery like I did for the Apache. I charge it every night, but if I forget it usually lasts for 2 days easily.

One other minor annoyance which may be an Apache thing too... the headset/earphone uses the USB port.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 236253 16-Jul-2009 20:25
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Definitely looking relatively hard at getting one. Will try and find someone with one and see what the keyboard is like possibly though.

-- Divett Enterprises -- The Power Of Tomorrow --

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Ultimate Geek

  # 242719 4-Aug-2009 22:35
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did you get it, or hold out for one of the xt phones? (which I think is the better option, why did nobody mention it?!)

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Ultimate Geek

  # 243139 5-Aug-2009 17:40
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Decided to wait for a while, Spending 2,500 on a bow in the mean time... :)

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