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  1.    #1  
    I mean the basic function to quickly search the contacts straight from the numeric dialpad.

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    Android lacks also this feature, on it's default dialer, but there are at least ten 3rd party dialers that are providing this function.

    One of them, ironically, is a clone of the webos dialer.

    So I missed something or this kind of SW is not available for webos ?
    Last edited by The Solutor; 02/20/2011 at 07:34 PM.
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    You can search your contacts directly from the dialpad by pressing the contact button above the dialpad. You can also just start typing there as well. You can also search for a contact and call, text, or email from the home screen by just typing.

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  3.    #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeisnowonfire View Post
    You can search your contacts directly from the dialpad by pressing the contact button above the dialpad. You can also just start typing there as well. You can also search for a contact and call, text, or email from the home screen by just typing.

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    I know what the default dialer does, and is not what I'm looking for.
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    Yeah, my Evo and my Pre both always let me search from there, so I'm not sure what you're looking for.

    Maybe if you explained a little more?

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  5.    #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by verwon View Post
    Yeah, my Evo and my Pre both always let me search from there, so I'm not sure what you're looking for.

    Maybe if you explained a little more?

    Beamed down to the earthlings from my eVo
    If your evo is sense based should be provided by the HTC dialer which does smartdialing.

    If it has a vanilla android rom it doesn't.

    In that case you can try "Dialerone" (it's free ) which is probably the best dialer for android.
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    Siemens ME45 > S55 > SL55
    Motorola 6200 > C333 > C350 > V547 > E1000 > A1000
    Nokia 7110 > 6230 > 6630 > 6230i> E60 > N80
    Panasonic G500 > GD90 > VS3
    Philips Fisio 820 > 825
    Palm Treo 650 > Treo 750V
    Samsung ZV40 > SGH-Z560
    NEC 338 > 616
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    I presume that deadly silence = No there isn't an app/patche/tweak for that
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    Motorola 6200 > C333 > C350 > V547 > E1000 > A1000
    Nokia 7110 > 6230 > 6630 > 6230i> E60 > N80
    Panasonic G500 > GD90 > VS3
    Philips Fisio 820 > 825
    Palm Treo 650 > Treo 750V
    Samsung ZV40 > SGH-Z560
    NEC 338 > 616
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    Given that there is a really nice keyboard, that's how I find contacts.
  8. #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by The Solutor View Post
    If your evo is sense based should be provided by the HTC dialer which does smartdialing.

    If it has a vanilla android rom it doesn't.

    In that case you can try "Dialerone" (it's free ) which is probably the best dialer for android.
    I have the stock Sense on it.

    I just usually have no need of special dialer features, because I hate to talk on the phone and avoid it as much as possible.


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  9.    #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    Given that there is a really nice keyboard, that's how I find contacts.
    Yeah, there is a nice keyboard also on my Droid Z, on the milestone I had, on imate 8502, on treo 750, on treo 650 and so on, and they all can do the quick search, by default or via additional SW, and they do it for a reason.

    The only phone I used w/o this function is the N900, and the lack of it was one of the main reason for selling it.
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    Siemens ME45 > S55 > SL55
    Motorola 6200 > C333 > C350 > V547 > E1000 > A1000
    Nokia 7110 > 6230 > 6630 > 6230i> E60 > N80
    Panasonic G500 > GD90 > VS3
    Philips Fisio 820 > 825
    Palm Treo 650 > Treo 750V
    Samsung ZV40 > SGH-Z560
    NEC 338 > 616
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    Quote Originally Posted by verwon View Post
    I have the stock Sense on it.

    I just usually have no need of special dialer features, because I hate to talk on the phone and avoid it as much as possible.


    Beamed down to the earthlings from my eVo
    Respect for your preference, could happen that some people are buiyn a phone
    to use it, and maybe to use it while are driving a car or in a crowded bus or in other hundreds of situations where clicking TWO big touch keys to reach a contact is way better than opening a slider, and clicking THREE or FOUR microscopic keys.
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    Ericsson/Sonyericsson SH 668 > SH868 > SH888 > R320 >T39m > T65 >T68mc > R380 > P800 > Z600 > Z1010 > K608i
    Siemens ME45 > S55 > SL55
    Motorola 6200 > C333 > C350 > V547 > E1000 > A1000
    Nokia 7110 > 6230 > 6630 > 6230i> E60 > N80
    Panasonic G500 > GD90 > VS3
    Philips Fisio 820 > 825
    Palm Treo 650 > Treo 750V
    Samsung ZV40 > SGH-Z560
    NEC 338 > 616
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solutor View Post
    Respect for your preference, could happen that some people are buiyn a phone
    to use it, and maybe to use it while are driving a car or in a crowded bus or in other hundreds of situations where clicking TWO big touch keys to reach a contact is way better than opening a slider, and clicking THREE or FOUR microscopic keys.
    Oh, I use my phone all the time, just not for talking. LOL!

    I know what you mean, however. My friend talks way more than I do and she loves how easy it is on the Evo. The voice functions also work great.

    Beamed down to the earthlings from my eVo
    Sent from my favorite gadget!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solutor View Post
    Yeah, there is a nice keyboard also on my Droid Z, on the milestone I had, on imate 8502, on treo 750, on treo 650 and so on, and they all can do the quick search, by default or via additional SW, and they do it for a reason.

    The only phone I used w/o this function is the N900, and the lack of it was one of the main reason for selling it.
    I think that you will find that voice dialing will be your favorite method once they release it.

    I also missed the search from dialer from previous palm phones, but just type was fine once I got used to it. Voice dial will eliminate most searching do for phone numbers.... hurry up Palm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    I think that you will find that voice dialing will be your favorite method once they release it.

    I also missed the search from dialer from previous palm phones, but just type was fine once I got used to it. Voice dial will eliminate most searching do for phone numbers.... hurry up Palm!
    I just find incredible not the lack of this feature "per se" but the fact that Palm invented it, and when this was available on the treo 650 (maybe also on previous models) no other phone was able to do it, now (almost ten years later) almost all brands have copied that feature from the Palm idea and Palm itself has forgotten it.
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    Siemens ME45 > S55 > SL55
    Motorola 6200 > C333 > C350 > V547 > E1000 > A1000
    Nokia 7110 > 6230 > 6630 > 6230i> E60 > N80
    Panasonic G500 > GD90 > VS3
    Philips Fisio 820 > 825
    Palm Treo 650 > Treo 750V
    Samsung ZV40 > SGH-Z560
    NEC 338 > 616
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiukiukiu View Post
    Just type on Universal search. Type the number and it shows up any contact matching the number of roman characters. Why bother launching the dialer app?
    Seem that you haven't read a single word of my previous messages.

    My english is poor (and Im sorry for that) but i think that my point is pretty understandable
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    Nokia 7110 > 6230 > 6630 > 6230i> E60 > N80
    Panasonic G500 > GD90 > VS3
    Philips Fisio 820 > 825
    Palm Treo 650 > Treo 750V
    Samsung ZV40 > SGH-Z560
    NEC 338 > 616
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solutor View Post
    Seem that you haven't read a single word of my previous messages.

    My english is poor (and Im sorry for that) but i think that my point is pretty understandable
    Sometimes, people just try to suggest the best current solution that works. It's probable that they did understand, but with no other viable replacement option, they're just trying to point out what is there.

    It is basically being missed that you're just questioning the logic of their omitting a good feature they pioneered.

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    All in all, given that is clear that webos miss that feature, and there isn't a replacement, I hope that everyone that share my needs, will post his opinion here, and I hope also that a programmer that want to write an useful SW will read this tread and think if it's worth to spend some of his time trying to fill the hole.
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    Siemens ME45 > S55 > SL55
    Motorola 6200 > C333 > C350 > V547 > E1000 > A1000
    Nokia 7110 > 6230 > 6630 > 6230i> E60 > N80
    Panasonic G500 > GD90 > VS3
    Philips Fisio 820 > 825
    Palm Treo 650 > Treo 750V
    Samsung ZV40 > SGH-Z560
    NEC 338 > 616
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solutor View Post
    All in all, given that is clear that webos miss that feature, and there isn't a replacement, I hope that everyone that share my needs, will post his opinion here, and I hope also that a programmer that want to write an useful SW will read this tread and think if it's worth to spend some of his time trying to fill the hole.
    For you and all the others still using it, I hope so, as well.

    It was very frustrating when I had my Pre and couldn't get the apps I needed.

    Beamed down to the earthlings from my eVo
    Sent from my favorite gadget!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solutor View Post
    I just find incredible not the lack of this feature "per se" but the fact that Palm invented it, and when this was available on the treo 650 (maybe also on previous models) no other phone was able to do it, now (almost ten years later) almost all brands have copied that feature from the Palm idea and Palm itself has forgotten it.
    I agree with you. It's one of the many features I assumed would be in webOS from day one. I'm not sure if they meant to push everyone to "just type" or if they just didn't have anyone left from the old PalmOS days that understood how Palm PDA/Phone devices should work.

    There are a few features that I am still amazed they haven't included. But searching from the dialer is something I don't miss anymore because "just type" is such a great way to find things.

    And the reports on the upcoming voice dialing indicate it's even better. I've never liked the voice dial I've had on previous phones, but it sounds like Palm's implementation will be really fantastic. Like no need to "train" it to understand me, etc. If that's the case, it should be easy to extend that to all search tasks and I will be a happy camper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verwon View Post
    For you and all the others still using it, I hope so, as well.

    It was very frustrating when I had my Pre and couldn't get the apps I needed.
    Well basically webos lacks all the main sw I need:
    No Operamini nor Opera mobile, no turn by turn navigation, no decent divx/flv player and so on.

    BTW I have to start from somewhere, and I bought the used PRE becouse I like its form factor and some bright ideas of webos, and I bought it now just to use it as a guinea pig to understand if buying a later model is worth.

    Atm the answer is NO, but I spent few bucks for it, so I can't really regret, I just will wait and see what HP can do in the near future.
    Last edited by The Solutor; 02/20/2011 at 08:16 PM.
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    Motorola 6200 > C333 > C350 > V547 > E1000 > A1000
    Nokia 7110 > 6230 > 6630 > 6230i> E60 > N80
    Panasonic G500 > GD90 > VS3
    Philips Fisio 820 > 825
    Palm Treo 650 > Treo 750V
    Samsung ZV40 > SGH-Z560
    NEC 338 > 616
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solutor View Post
    Seem that you haven't read a single word of my previous messages.

    My english is poor (and Im sorry for that) but i think that my point is pretty understandable
    I honestly misconstrued what you said, but I understand now. It is very unfortunate that the feature isn't included, and yes that is very ironic.


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