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Old 07-14-2008, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so just curious...

how many of you would give up your curve, or pearl for a touch screen blackberry?
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It would be hard to give up the keys - depends on what is more important - MultiMedia or typing / working. If you do a lot of both - it is tough. How fast can you type on it? Will it have an accelerometer like the to determine if the unit has been turned on its side?
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hm thats a hard one.

i'd probably give it a try, just because i've loved every blackberry product i thought i wouldn't
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its more about how usable the unit is and how easy will it be to type on?

Some people prefer a full multimedia functionality when using PDA some dont! Like hate not having HTML emails, it comes out as practically unreadable emails.

we will have too see when it comes out.
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me! let me explain..

i had a treo for maybe 3 years. i loved them (both of them). i never typed on the touchscreen though--i used the physical qwerty pad for dialing numbers/typing words. i liked that i could just touch the icons i wanted to get to (opposed to having to scroll to them). this came in pretty handy when i was online, because sometimes i couldn't seem to scroll over the link that i wanted with my trackball. u know? for me, the only downside with my treo was that it froze. i wish the blackberry could show my agenda for the day on my home screen like my treos did.

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Old 07-15-2008, 06:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would if it works well. My Blackberry is used mainly for receiving important emails. I try hard not to spend all day composing and replying to long winded requests. I am usually never more than an hour or two from a laptop or desktop pc. I would think how you use yours would be the strongest reason on whether or not a touch screen would work for you.
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I would not but I know it will be very tempting for others. The is room for a keyboardless Blackberry for those who want it so I say yes to the option!
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I will be switching to a thunder :D
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I have the need! The need for keys!!
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I'd have to test it out before deciding. I generally don't like touch screens. They seem to be prone to failure which goes against my biggest reason for choosing BB -- reliability. Still, I'd give the Thunder a shot on a carrier other than Verizon.
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I type so much, I don't think I would enjoy it.

If I just browsed Viigo and read e-mails, it would be fine. But I chat online (sometimes), text and e-mail too long to type on a non-physical keyboard.

And my #1 reason - With the new OS I expect the ability to edit Docs on the BB, and if I can do that, I will, not with a touchscreen though...
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i would give up my 8320, if the 9500 actually worked with other providers
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My fingers just recently recovered from switching to a non touch screen; not sure if I wanna go back. Touch screens are nice, but have their drawbacks too.

- Easier to break and more expensive to replace
- Accidental entries are easier on touch screens
- Accuracy is not always the best

A combination like the Treo's is nice as they have both, but to only have a touchscreen and no keys ........ not likely gonna try it.
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Considering it will be on Verizon. No, I would rather keep my Curve. However, I will probably end up with the Bold, unlock it and use it.
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Touchscreen = fingerprints which drive me crazy. So no, I'd not get a touchscreen device unless it did something really amazing in addition.

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i have really enjoyed the qwerty keyboard. i would like a combo/opportunity to use either.

but i'm a newbie with a curve and i love it love it love it.
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Going from Treo keyboard to Curve keyboard was hard enough. Going from Curve keyboard to touch screen.......NO WAY. I use my BB mostly for my work emails, typing on a touchscreen I think would be way to slow.
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