04-11-2007, 06:01 PM
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Others here have more experience than I do, I am sure, but having recently moved from an 8700c to a Pearl, I can tell you that I absolutely love the Pearl! It goes without saying that your experience might be different, but I can say that the phone functions of the 8100 meet or exceed the 8700c in all respects (voice clarity, signal strength, data transfer rate, etc.). The form factor was a big selling point for me and I am pleased to report that I like it even more than I thought I would in that regard - very small and light but solid feeling. The SureType is an adjustment for sure, but if you are committed to giving it a chance, I think you will find that is a very workable solution. I already type as fast with it or faster than I did with the regular keyboard. BTW, I have only had my Pearl for 2 weeks, but I used to use the T9 dictionary on an old Nokia so I had some idea what I was getting into with SureType.
Anyway, good luck with your decision.