Thanks to some feedback from one of our readers we took the time to properly asses the two keyboards that come installed on the Galaxy S2 as standard. Having already used Swype and absolutely loved it, we hadn't really even bothered with the standard Samsung keyboard. As it turns out the standard keyboard isn't all that bad. In fact if you prefer to type with two thumbs in landscape mode it's the only real option.
In case you haven't tried Swype yet, it is an innovative way of composing text very quickly by tapping on the first letter of the word and then dragging your finger through the rest of the letters in the word. It might sound a bit strange, but it is incredibly effective and saves a lot of time, especially when used in portrait mode.
When you're typing in landscape mode however, the standard Samsung keyboard provides a better alternative. We recently discovered that this is actually a multi-touch keyboard. This combined with the generously sized keys and the very good correction and word prediction software results in a keyboard that is easy to use and reliable. The multi-touch feature means that if you type the next letter before you've lifted your other thumb, the input is still recognised.