BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-01-2007, 01:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Sleam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Michigan
Model: 9630
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 73
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Keypad

Please Login to Remove!

If i'm coming from using a full qwerty keyboard, does the pearl take alot of time getting used to its setup and double letter keys?

Does the pearl do anything different than any other normal blackberry?
__________________
My blackberry is a nag, but like women, I still love her.
Offline  
Old 07-01-2007, 02:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
onth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Model: 9700
PIN: G PONG
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 416
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

nope, it does not, you will love the suretype over the multitap in a jiffy.

I came from a regular cell phone keypad, it doesnt take me any practice to get use to the suretype.
Offline  
Old 07-01-2007, 02:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Model: 8100
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 95
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I disagree, the poster said he was coming over from a full qwerty key board.

Sure type takes you getting used to it, and it getting used to you. Overall its ok for emails and sms txt. Web addresses and passwords , and other specific terms work like c r a p with sure type, extremley annoying. Youll bee deleting alot of words, scrolling through possible words..
Offline  
Old 07-01-2007, 02:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
onth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Model: 9700
PIN: G PONG
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 416
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

What I was trying to say is:

It takes me no practice to get use to it, seeing I am coming from a regular cell phone keypad, which the sequence of the key is from A to Z.

So, it will be even easier for the OP to get use to it coming from a qwerty pad.

Suretype doesnt work on password only, it works on everything else.
Offline  
Old 07-01-2007, 03:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
CaCHooKa Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Model: 8100c
PIN: 23E8EA8C
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 52
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i went from a full QWERTY to suretype too and it only took me 2 or 3 days to get used to using it. its been smooth sailing since and i rarely have to correct it.
Offline  
Old 07-01-2007, 07:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Spectral's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Model: 8100
PIN: 23FA9743
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 337
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Personally, I prefer the QWERTY keyboard, but the Pearl does have a few advantages:
  • The keys are larger, so you're more likely to press the correct button.
  • The narrow keypad allows the phone itself to be much smaller, making it possible to type with just one hand in case your other hand is otherwise occupied.
Offline  
Old 07-01-2007, 08:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
4n6doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Model: 8100
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 158
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I also came to the Pearl from a full QWERTY keyboard. It took me maybe 2 days to get used to SureType. The larger key size on the Pearl is actually a bit of an advantage for those of us with large thumbs.
Offline  
Old 07-01-2007, 08:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta
Model: 8330
OS: 4.5.0.138
PIN: 31a6c9c9
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 13,963
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4n6doc View Post
I also came to the Pearl from a full QWERTY keyboard. It took me maybe 2 days to get used to SureType. The larger key size on the Pearl is actually a bit of an advantage for those of us with large thumbs.
I thought I would hate the sure type I held out to the very end. Now that I have had it awhile it works great. I have no issues with passwords or anything. I can type just as fast now if not faster and its awesome for one handed typing.

Took me about a week to get used to it maybe three weeks for it to learn me. Just depends on how much you use it.
Offline  
Old 07-01-2007, 11:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Sleam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Michigan
Model: 9630
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 73
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I guess i've never tried to learn the SURETYPE so thats probably why i didnt wanna use it. I was just checking out how the pearl is incase i ever did verizon and the company had the pearl.
__________________
My blackberry is a nag, but like women, I still love her.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.