For how many years will we need to be asking for the T9 keyboard before it will come back to Xperia phones? In the same way as you allow Google voice typing along with the SwiftKey keyboard, why can't Sony also have the old good Xperia keyboard available as an alternative? Just bought my new Xperia a couple of days ago and now I have no interest in writing with the phone, since writing is so slow and inconvenient, and checking through the text for all the typos takes so long time and in general the writing requires a lot more concentration than with the T9, which one can use without even looking at the screen... And let me not even start about the emojis, which at least in Xperia keyboard one could update to nicer ones from another app, and still just keep using the Xperia keyboard conveniently. Now I've downloaded Go keyboard, which for me seems to be the most similar one to the old good keyboard. Also I've left a message to SwiftKey's support forum, but they seem to be totally uninterested in creating a T9 layout. So I really do hope Sony will take care of this on it's own then, by allowing people to choose if they want to use SwiftKey or Xperia keyboard. If this doesn't change, my next phone won't be a Sony, even though I otherwise like them.
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