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Old 05-27-2011, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question POLL - How do YOU type on your BB keyboard

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OK, folks. I'm over a month now into owning my 1st BB (Bold 9650) - in fact, my 1st "Smart" phone. I'm not an unintelligent person but I feel like the village idiot when trying to type. I'm 51yo - not a spring chick for whom all this new fangled technology comes easily. I've plowed the Internet for typing techniques, videos, etc. - it would appear that I am the ONLY biped over the age of 13 in the industrialized world who doesn't know how to type on a smart phone w/o fumbling the phone or hitting adjacent keys. I am fairly well coordinated as well as a better than average touch typist on computing keyboards - so one can imagine how frustrating this experience is. I am a woman w/ average sized hands so that's not the issue - in fact I've read posts by folks - fella's - stating they have large hands and type or text just fine on their smart phones.

What I would like to learn here is not about shortcuts, acronyms and the like - there's plenty of info. along those lines on the web - rather I'd like to learn about your smart phone typing techniques.

So, all that said - I'm conducting a poll. If you can think waaaay back to how you 1st learned to type on a smart phone I'm very interested in your story. I'm equally interested in learning how your technique has evolved to what it is today.

Some examples of what you might share are: What precisely is your smart phone typing technique? What part of your thumb(s)/finger(s) do you use? Do you use your thumb/finger nail(s) or the side, tip, under-side of your thumb(s)/finger(s)? How do you hit the right key - hold your phone, etc? I realize this is 2nd nature and terribly simplistic to likely all of you. If you are willing to amuse and enlighten me, I would be very very grateful for your time and effort.

Thank you all in advance for your patience w/ this smart phone newbie!!
Ptero' in NC, USA

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