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Old 08-15-2007, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking of getting a pearl. I currently have a 7100 phone and I like having a smaller phone/pda comaprred to the traditional larger full qwerty phones. However, I am concerned how will selecting things on the menu with the track ball, selecting the option, canceling, etc be done. Is it too tiny?

DO you have a problem selecting and typing because the buttons are so close?

I am debating between the pearl and curve. Any thoughts?
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never had a prob, tho it does take a while to get used to it, i still find myself going for the trackwheel
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Can't speak for the Curve... but I love the Pearl.

Keys are relatively large for being (sort of) QWERTY device,
and the scrollball itself is a wonderful technology and works incredibly well.

Responsive, and IMO it if it were any bigger, I wouldn't be able to blaze through the menus, options, and whatever else I use the trackball for as well, or as quick.

I held off on getting a BB just due to the side trackwheel. When the trackball came, it was a no brainer
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Get an iphone!!!!
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Can't speak for the Curve... but I love the Pearl.

Keys are relatively large for being (sort of) QWERTY device,
and the scrollball itself is a wonderful technology and works incredibly well.

Responsive, and IMO it if it were any bigger, I wouldn't be able to blaze through the menus, options, and whatever else I use the trackball for as well, or as quick.

I held off on getting a BB just due to the side trackwheel. When the trackball came, it was a no brainer
Thanks for the response. Do you ever catch yourself typing the wrong button? Or having problem hitting the back button, or select when using the trackball?
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no mistakes on trackball. You can set the speed/sensitivity to your comfort level. qwerty? dont worry about it I got used to it and i cant even type on a full keyboard. Get the pearl its worth it!
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I love the pearl and it will honestly take you a hour max to get use to the trackball. Just set your sensitivity and everything will be ok for you.
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Agreed. The speed/sensitivity options are a blessing.

The only time I can say I ever mishit keys or wrong buttons (e.g. menu/esc/delete) is when I get into hyperspeed texting, whilst using many applications at once. But that's always a common problem with my phone habits
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