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Old 08-29-2006, 08:22 PM   #41 (permalink)
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so from what im understanding.. the track ball CAN NOT be locked so if its in your pocket and it slides around.. the track ball might activate a call or whatever?

also is smooth? is it greased up or will it get old and start to be a little harder to maneuver around?

and is dust or lint in your pocket gona easily get into the ball or behind it into the phone etc?
The trackball works great. Very smooth and easy to use. As far as lint, I don't think any of us have used it long enough to find out. But, the Sidekick 3 uses the exact same trackball and I have never had a customer return it yet because of problems with the ball of any kind.
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not true the trackball to me is bigger and easier to use on the sidekick 3
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:49 PM   #43 (permalink)
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So is this phone going to be pocket friendly since apparently it is not possible to "lock" the track ball?
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not true the trackball to me is bigger and easier to use on the sidekick 3
Well, true, SK3 does have a bit larger trackball...but then, it's a BRICK of a phone and will never ever compare to a BB any day. But, from my experience, operationg either trackball is very smooth and easy to use.
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Old 08-29-2006, 10:05 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I too found the trackball very easy to use and comfortable. My hand used to cramp up using the scroll wheel on my 7100 and my 7290.
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Does anyone know if the shortcut keys are the same as the 7130 models? I would assume so (1/ER for the top of message list when in list mode, !/QW for reply when reading an EMail, etc.)

On the accidental trackball activation, that is a concern which somebody owning the phone can answer. It seems that even when using a holster, this could be a problem because the trackball is on the face rather than the side. Does the trackball affect a phone call before the green pickup button is hit? Is the concern that it might mute when against your cheek? I would like to hear whether this is a phantom or real problem...
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Random aside: if anybody has used an Apple Mighty Mouse, you know that a well-made mini-trackball can be extremely usable and powerful...I just got their new bluetooth version and love it (works on both Mac OSX and Windows XP by the way.) But you don't put the mouse in your pocket or a holster...
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Does anyone know if the shortcut keys are the same as the 7130 models? I would assume so (1/ER for the top of message list when in list mode, !/QW for reply when reading an EMail, etc.)

On the accidental trackball activation, that is a concern which somebody owning the phone can answer. It seems that even when using a holster, this could be a problem because the trackball is on the face rather than the side. Does the trackball affect a phone call before the green pickup button is hit? Is the concern that it might mute when against your cheek? I would like to hear whether this is a phantom or real problem...
I really think its a seriouse problem they need to fix. If you are walking and the phoen moves around in the pocket and the track ball moves whil a call comes in it will mute it :/ had it already happend once.

the track wheel yes i know you can adjust the sensitivty. i like it, takes time to get usd to.

yes same shortcuts as you mentioned above
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Thanks. Sounds like they have it set so that any movement of the trackball quiets the ring? Will it also stop the vibration? You aren't referring to muting the microphone, are you?
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is it possible to kill the track ball or disable it while it is in the pocket so there is no accidental dial or buttons being pushed?

also is the trackball a button? (like can you push it down to select a link or whatever?)
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Thanks. Sounds like they have it set so that any movement of the trackball quiets the ring? Will it also stop the vibration? You aren't referring to muting the microphone, are you?
any movement of the ball does this:
when a call comes in on other blackberrys with wheels you can push the wheel down it mutes the call totally...

thats what the 8100 does if you move the ball :(
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any movement of the ball does this:
when a call comes in on other blackberrys with wheels you can push the wheel down it mutes the call totally...

thats what the 8100 does if you move the ball :(
nvm you answered the question i had posted above as soon as i posted it haha
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Does it have expandable memory and if so, what kind?
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Does it have expandable memory and if so, what kind?
yes thats already been posted.
micro sd
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