Ben Elliott · Jul 7, 2010 at 03:00 am

Multi-touch Keyboard for EVO 4G

When we posted our side-by-side comaprison between the HTC EVO 4G and the Motorola Droid X, one of the most notable additions to the Motorola was the unique multi-touch keyboard. This allows for faster typing, giving you the opportunity to hold down buttons when necessary (the ‘shift’ key, for example) rather than having to toggle them on and off.

It wasn’t long before the multi-touch keyboard was ported to the EVO, as it also has a nice, shiny capacitive touchscreen that’s perfect for the job. However, many users held off from installing it as the Motorola-themed keys didn’t bode well with Sense’s trademark green.

Luckily, XDA member enragedpaza has modified the keyboard, changing the highlight colour to coincide with the familiar grassy tones of HTC’s interface. Thanks to this, EVO owners can enjoy the latest in text input technology without having to sacrifice the pleasing aesthetics of the HTC_IME keyboard.

You can download the revised keyboard in the modification thread.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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