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?
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.
Last edited by aira177 : 07-15-2008 at 05:43 AM.
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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.
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.
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.