The Android Marshmallow update enhanced the Blackberry Priv software and hardware keyboards with swipe typing. In particular swipe typing is an important update for the software keyboard.
You can adjust the duration of the vibrate upon software key press, so you can make the vibration in effect quieter and with less perceived intensity.
Enhance your Blackberry software keyboard experience
- Double finger swipe down from top of any screen
- Click setting gear
- Click Language and Input
- Click BlackBerry keyboard settings
I still find physical keyboard typing to be faster but these settings are a nice middle ground.
Leave physical keyboard swiping off
so that you can “flick” up for words as word flicking is disabled with hardware swiping.