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Old 09-26-2007, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face 9WORD TYPING FASTER. HELP TXT MSG JUNKIE. i.e. ME!

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Hey I love my BB and I think I've figured out how to use most the functions except this one, Smartcase. I text message like a mad woman and I don't like using Smartcase to type every single word. I know there is the Custom Wordlist, but I dont even know what that really does. On the other hand using T9WORD, like I did with my previous Samsung phones I found it help me type a lot faster and it saved me a lot of time by predicting what I was going to write.

Is there any application I can download that will enable me to have t9WORD on my phone???
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no T9 for the BB Pearl. If you'll look at the keypad, it is different from a standard cell phone. "Smartcase" as you put it is actually SureType and is how the small keyboards work on the BB. It works quite well but you must type the entire word. It doesn't predict, instead it figures out which word you wanted by the time you finish typing the word. It's not a real good method for typing C U L8TR. It would rather type "see you later."

The other method is the multitap. If you set it to multitap then you just hit the button once for the first letter and twice for the second letter. However, in the latest OS's for the Pearl (4.2.1.x) there is a bug in the software that doubles letters when you multitap. If your BB has 4.2.0.x then you're not affected.

Good luck with the SureType.
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I am a major text messaging junkie also (probably due to the fact that I am in highschool), and was also kinda intolerant of the Suretype Thing so i used multitap.
when i upgraded to 4.2.1.x, multi tap became a nuisance, so i switched to suretype as per John Clarks advice.
I can now send messages a lot faster than i used to, and since Suretype recognizes actual full words better, my texts sound more intelligent ^_^

basically i advise you to switch type methods, or if you still have the old OS, get used to the new layout
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...I can now send messages a lot faster than i used to, and since Suretype recognizes actual full words better, my texts sound more intelligent ^_^

basically i advise you to switch type methods, or if you still have the old OS, get used to the new layout
This is the best post I've seen all week!!!!

Great advice.
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Could this be the reason that I find it impossible to call numbers like 1-888-ROGERS-1, 416-AIR-MILES, 1-888-GET-ON-GO (well you get the idea)?

The letters keep doubling up and I need to keep hitting backspace to delete extra ones... damn I hate it!
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Upgrade your OS to the version in the following thread and your problems dialing numbers like that will go away.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...2-1-107-a.html
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Could this be the reason that I find it impossible to call numbers like 1-888-ROGERS-1, 416-AIR-MILES, 1-888-GET-ON-GO (well you get the idea)?

The letters keep doubling up and I need to keep hitting backspace to delete extra ones... damn I hate it!
This is exactly what started to take the luster off the Pearl for me.

The 8800 didn't have this problem (full qwerty), but was too clunky and uncomfortable for me. When the Curve came along, it was the perfect solution. I found that suretype just a bit headstrong about what it assumed I was typing...
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Is it however okay and possible that I be on the Rogers Wireless network and install the TMO OS?
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes, that is possible. Read the instructions posted in the link JC gave you and follow them exactly. Pay attention to Step #3.

If you don't intend to do that, don't try it.
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