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I am a new Pearl owner. Love the size, form factor, etc. Only issue I have is with typing...my fingers are not that big, but i have a hupe problem particularly with the q/w, a/s and z/x keys.

Does anyone else have a cure or suggestion for better typing technique?

I am starting to think a phone with the thickness of a Pearl and width of the 7130c might be a better design.

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I have pretty big hands and I don't have a problem typing. I usually hold it with both hands, resting it on both pointer fingers (resting on the first knuckle at the top of the BB) and index fingers (resting on the second and first knuckles curled from the middle of the BB to the bottom so that my index fingers are pointing at me when I type) and use both thumbs to type. Hope this helps, it works pretty well for me. Now if I can only get the same speed typing with one hand I would be happy.
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Showtime, thanks. My technique is a little different.

I rest it on fingers that same way but also sometimes switch from using my thumb is using my thumbnails.
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I had to cut my nails a little so I could type easier. I make fewer mistakes that way.
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Originally Posted by wycliffe
I am a new Pearl owner. Love the size, form factor, etc. Only issue I have is with typing...my fingers are not that big, but i have a hupe problem particularly with the q/w, a/s and z/x keys.

Does anyone else have a cure or suggestion for better typing technique?

I am starting to think a phone with the thickness of a Pearl and width of the 7130c might be a better design.

Thanks for commenting.

i came from a 7130c as well and could type faster on that handset then the pearl. but after a few emails and text messages i got the hang of it on the pearl. you will get used to the little nuances of he keys and what you need to do to achieve greater speed. give a few more days and you will be a pro.
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for words I use on a regular basis like "try" and "yet" that are the same keystroke, I have an autotext set up so when I type "tryy" it will replace it with "try" so I can use the keystroke for "yet". I dont know if that makes sense or not.
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