Originally Posted by WT Sharpe
I love the regular iPad's virtual keyboard, but find the one on the original 7" Fire (the only Fire with which I have any hands-on experience) to be rather more constraining. Here's a question for those of you who have used both iPads and the new iPad Mini (and perhaps the first generation Kindle Fire as well): How does the virtual keyboard on the Mini compare to the one on the full-size iPad? Is it as easy to use, or more cumbersome
Typing is a different experience for me on the two iPads. In landscape I can touch type on the full sized iPad and I'm forced to hunt and peck in portrait. On the mini I two thumb type just fine in either orientation, but find landscape easier and more accurate. I also quite like the dictation option on both iPads and find it works very well. (last sentence "typed" with dictation)
Disclaimer: I wear small men's gloves and someone with very large hands would probably struggle with the mini's keyboard in portrait mode.