Originally Posted by jletendre
The iPhone is far from perfect and I make many mistakes and still do a year later. I have also been using a Bold the past month which has one of the best keypads yet. I can type out a fairly long email pretty quick on a standard BB.
Moving to the Storm this past week I at first was really leary as I am just not as productive on a touchscreen interface. No matter how good you adjust you will never get as fast as the keypad.
After tweaking the Storm keyboard settings as noted on here, flashing to the official Verizon OS update I have each day gotten quicker on the device with less mistakes. I also found I like to hold it horizontal with the blackberry logo to the right and access to the buttons on my left thumb to quickly pull up the menu's (right handed).
You really need to spend some time adjusting to how the virtual keyboard functions as it's different. I will say I also miss the keypad shortcuts though but the Storm has some of it's own that I'm learning.
All that being said - I provide executive support to our senior staff and unless they are technical / gadget types I don't think many of them would bother to learn this. It does have some advatages but for the typical business user - I'd recommend the 8830/Bolds until this is a little more mature.
I agree 100%
I had an 8830, moved to the Storm. At the end of the first day, I wanted to throw it out the window. Reading the tips here and on other forums and getting used to it, I think that in a week I will be just as fast with it as I was with the 8830.
I can't see my boss having the patience to deal with it though.