"So, what’s going to be special about the Wii U version’s controls, with the GamePad, compared to the 3DS version? He says, “We didn’t simply port the bottom 3DS screen to the Wii U GamePad. As the Wii U GamePad has more buttons than the 3DS, we are utilizing them for a variety of different tasks, such as the Target Camera mentioned earlier, as well as chat that can be used when playing online. This allows for a much smoother gameplay experience overall. Also, if players utilize the pro controller, the Wii U GamePad can be placed on the stand and its features can still be used in tandem."
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/12/17/facing-demons-capcom-talks-monster-hunter-3-ultimate --- Today is the Tomorrow you were promised Yesterday
This is most likely referring to the use of the gamepad as a keyboard.
Keyboards on Tri. Nothing new. The capabilities of the Wii U statement leads me to believe that voice chat is at least planned. Right now there is no voice chat on the Japanese version. --- Pokemon White FC: 5415-0064-0126
That anyone thinks text chat is practical in this game is depressing, and I say that as a stupidly fast Tri CC typist. Shout-outs are not enough.
even with a keyboard in your lap it's a pain. voice chat was something I was looking forward to. I'm kinda bummed that you cannot run chat in the background while playing wii u games. Hopefully they update this. --- Today is the Tomorrow you were promised Yesterday