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Old 04-16-2009, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has ther been any talk about using the guts of the 8900 and putting them in the shell of the 8320. I love the 8320 keyboard, the 8900 keyboard is too small for me
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wouldn't work, the 8900 dosen't have a screen lens like the 83xx series does. Completely different approach to how the device is put together. With that said, did you see the leaked video of the Niagra? Maybe you can use that keyboard on the 8900 when it comes out.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What is it about the 8900 that you like more than the 8320? Could be that an OS upgrade for your 8320 could solve the issue for you...
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah the 8900 keys are slightly differently shaped than the 8300 series. the most noticable are the shift keys
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Has ther been any talk about using the guts of the 8900 and putting them in the shell of the 8320. I love the 8320 keyboard, the 8900 keyboard is too small for me
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Why would you buy 8900 in the first place, hello?
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Why would you buy 8900 in the first place, hello?
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I think the OP will adjust to the keyboard. It takes a couple of weeks at least.
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Why would you buy 8900 in the first place, hello?
I had an opportunity to buy one for 90 euro. Couldn't pass mine up.

I like the keyboard compared to the 8320. The whole package is a step up in my view.
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i like em, only bb i had was an old 7230 witch was ok, the 8100 witch i hated but got used to and this 89 i like but cant type one handed...
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I switched from an 8820 to the 8900 the day it first became available. first week was a struggle with typing and re-typing letters on the crammed keyboard. The Red colored dialpad numbers are not very helpful either. . . but as one poster mentioned above, you'll get used to it within a couple of weeks. . . . As to be expected, the 8900 is well liked over the 8820 and 8320 at this time...
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think the 8320 is easier to type on. The 8100 was easier too. You adapt over time. Like they said the 8900 package is superior but the keyboard isn't the greatest.
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I thought the same thing. It took a week or two to get used to the slightly smaller keypad on the 8900. I pick up my wife's 8320 now and it feels awkward. Just give it two weeks. You'll be hooked.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I went from a 7290 to an 8700g to 8320 and now the 8900 and although it took a bit to get used to I think the 8900 is the best so far followed by the 8700g...IMHO
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