T9, that innovation in mobile phone!

@alberello (4756)
January 28, 2012 12:51pm CST
About 10 years ago, I bought a phone for the first time was with the T9 Text Input, for the recognition of words. This is more like when you write messages in the current language of the country. At first I found it uncomfortable, so much so that I initially preferred to continue to enter text in the old way. Over time, however, especially after taking practice I seen that the time taken to write the text using T9 was reduced by as much 1 / 3 compared to the traditional method. Now with the last smartfone sincerely that I bought, where sometimes I post the text that includes not only text messages, I think I can not "live" without this mode. I have a friend "conservative" who has always wanted to repudiate the T9. He continues to write messages with the traditional method of keyboards 3X4.
3 responses
@topffer (31863)
• France
1 Feb 12
My main problem with T9 is that a different dictionary is needed for every language. It is great if you are sending messages only in one language, but it is inadequate when you use several languages and the phone has only one dictionary available.
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
29 Jan 12
hey there alberello, For me tyoing in the normal way is great and not all the time a phone has the appropriate language, so i guess i'll stick with normal typing or texting and it also improves my memorization since in querty you have to be fast and type sometimes without looking like when in class.
@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
29 Jan 12
Technology has advanced grater than T9, now with touch-screen and full keyboard phones. Phones have become more like min computers. so the technology has adapted so that a person can type much faster. Now there is a sype fuction on some android-powered phones, as well as the capability to type like you normally would with a full qwerty keyboard. Some of the older phones still utlize the t9 technology, but over the years it's become less and less. It might be easier when your phone or rather your friend's phone requires an upgrade that he/she invest in a fully fuctioning phone with a qwerty keyboard. It still has T9, but it's far more advanced espically if you can't spell.