With the virtual keypad (Alphanumeric keypad), you can enter characters like you would with a traditional physical keypad with numbers on the keys.
1 - Close - Closes the virtual keypad (Alphanumeric keypad).
2 - Input menu - Opens the touch input menu, which includes commands such as Activate predictive text and Writing language. To add an emoticon, select Insert emoticon.
3 - Text input indicator - Opens a pop-up window, in which you can activate or deactivate predictive text input modes, change the character case, and switch between letter and number modes.
4 - Input mode - Opens a pop-up window, in which you can select the input mode. When you tap an item, the current input method view closes, and the selected one opens. The availability of input modes may vary depending on whether the automatic input mode (sensor settings) is activated or not.
5 - Arrow keys - Scroll left or right.
6 - Backspace
7 - Numbers
8 - Star - Opens a special characters table.
9 - Shift - Changes the character case, activates or deactivates predictive text input modes, and switches between letter and number modes.
Traditional text input
Tap a number key (1-9) repeatedly until the desired character appears. There are more characters available for a number key than are visible on the key.
If the next letter is located on the same key as the present one, wait until the cursor appears (or move the cursor forward to end the time-out period), and enter the letter.
To insert a space, tap 0. To move the cursor to the next line, tap 0 three times.
Predictive text input
With predictive text input, to enter a word, select one number key for each letter in the word. Predictive text input is based on a built-in dictionary to which you can add new words. Predictive text input is not available for all languages.
To activate predictive text input for all editors on the device, select > Activate prediction.
Write a word. For example, to write "Nokia" when the English dictionary is selected, select 6 for N, 6 for o, 5 for k, 4 for i, and 2 for a.
The word suggestion changes after each key selection.
If the word is not correct, select * repeatedly, until the correct match is displayed. If the word is not in the dictionary, select Spell, enter the word using traditional text input mode, and select OK.
If ? is displayed after the word, the word is not in the dictionary. To add a word to the dictionary, select *, enter the word using traditional text input mode, and select OK.
To insert a punctuation mark, select *.
To insert a space, select 0.