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Thursday, October 28, 2010

How to get portrait Mini QWERTY on Nokia 5230

Since I bought my Nokia 5230, I've been looking for a way to get a portrait QWERTY keyboard for it. The default input method is always full screen, which is obtrusive in both ABC and landscape QWERTY mode. Imaging having to enter a captcha text on you phone with the browser being hidden by the text field you're trying to fill. But hey, the solution comes from... NOKIA. They developer Swype for S60 input method, which can also be used a a mini QWERTY keyboard.

First you need to download it from the Swipe for Symbian Beta labs website.

Then all you need to do to configure as in the following screenshots. First in the Swipe settings panel, the open the Advanced panel (see screens):

Swype settings panel
Advanced panel
The result

If you don't get the mini QWERTY keyboard after this configuration you need to select it from the input selection when the ABC input type appears.

The best part of it is that you can use it for Swype as well as mini QWERTY at the same time. I discovered this app a while ago, but it had some major bugs that caused crashes, but now it seems stable enough for day to day use.