Originally Posted by pacergh
Thanks for the reply!
The way you described taking it out of the holster was the method I tried to use. The holster was just too tight to do it easily. I hear it gets better, but still . . . I do not recall my 7250 doing this.
It is hard at first, yes, but it only requires a small push with the thumb while pulling the BB out. It was the same way with my 6230 and 7290 when I got them new.
Turning off "Dial from homescreen" in phone options would let you use keyboard shortcuts on the homescreen. That would give you easy access to many features. Setting the convenience keys to whatever app you wanted would cut down on number of cllicks too.
I went from an 8700g (similar to 8703e) to a backup 7290, and finally to 8703e now. This was last week or so. I thought typin on the 7290 would be easier, but it wasn't. I was used to the 87xx series keyboard and was more comfortable with the 8703e. I guess it just takes time to get used to a new keyboard.