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Old 09-05-2006, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, does anybody else think tht maybe they killed the trackwheel because people were complaining about pain? I'm always having wrist pain on my right wrist, and I am almost 100% sure it is from the berry. That being said, the trackwheel is a very easy to use peice of hardware and every BB user loves it. Why then would they just eliminate it? Lawsuit? any thoughts?
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They chose to do away with it so that they could create slimmer devices...to keep up with competition regarding form factor.
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The Q has a trackwheel and is quite slim
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I'm not having any wrist problems.. and I don't really find it hard to use either, no problems here. But I would give the roller a try and compare which one is more easier to use. I just hope they wont get rid of it, because some users might prefer the trackwheel over the roller.
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I always thought the "death" of the track wheel was to make the devices easier to use for left handed people.
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ah... never thought of that one, good point
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forget about them "lefties" haha
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I'm new to BB and just bought a 7100i a few weeks ago but I'd gladly spend the money for a newer model with the joystick thing like I saw on the 8*** whatever-model that everyone is dying to get.
And I'd pay it even if the change from trackwheel to joy/button was the only new feature! I hate the wheel, it's totally ergo-unfriendly for one handed use.
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The Q has a trackwheel and is quite slim
Yes, but the Q feels rather flimsy...and the trackwheel doesn't have the nice feel that BB trackwheel's have...
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I'm new to BB and just bought a 7100i a few weeks ago but I'd gladly spend the money for a newer model with the joystick thing like I saw on the 8*** whatever-model that everyone is dying to get.
And I'd pay it even if the change from trackwheel to joy/button was the only new feature! I hate the wheel, it's totally ergo-unfriendly for one handed use.
I for one find the trackwheel just the opposite. It MAKES the 8700 an easy one hander. I might have tried Suretype, but giving up the trackwheel will take a much harder sell on me.
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Well, the Q does have a trackwheel, but RIM's trackwheel was kinda the same throughout the devices so there was probably a certain hardware component that couldn't be reduced in size, thats my guess, the Q trackwheel sucks
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people who got "thumb pain" needs to play xbox, playstation, psp, or nintendo more often for daily thumb fitness trainning.
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Roller ball make for one handed use right handed or left handed. Sometimes when I'm working I only have my left hand free so the rollerball seems like an improvement to me.
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BG, you really cut to the chase...you are so correct...the trackwheel on the Q doesn't even begin to compare with a BB trackwheel...
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BG, you really cut to the chase...you are so correct...the trackwheel on the Q doesn't even begin to compare with a BB trackwheel...

I never tried it, Im not the verizon type. But I'm sure the guys at Rim could develop a thin device with a great trackwheel. I really think its the Wrist thing. I had an e61 a month ago and it was much easier on my wrist (though the bb connect doesnt compare)
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