Originally Posted by Mikeypants
A lot of people think the size of the Bold -- roughly the same as the 8800 Series-- will disappoint people coming from 8100 Series or 8300 Series. How do you find the phone feels in the hand for typing and talking?
It felt pretty good even though it was slightly bigger than the Curve.
Due to its curviness, the Bold is more like a bar of soap roughly similiar to an iPhone, while the 8800 is a boxy cellphone with 6 relatively flat sides. So thus, the Bold "feels" smaller than the 8800, even though the dimensions are similiar.
Also, I liked the Bold's keyboard just fine -- some say it's not that good, but I could thumbtouchtype on it right away with no problems. Better than the early 8800 keyboards, for sure, though. (I say early 8800's, because the 8830 keyboard felt better than the 8800 - thanks to subtle stiffness refinements)