Originally Posted by JSanders
This is a BlackBerry Forum, not a nokia or Samsung forum. It's not "net nannying" to understand the correct terminology. And it's not a "weakness" when it should be there and has been there, and likely will be reinstated. You're really just whining when you know it won't work. Have you suggested to RIM the need?
Nevertheless, I answered your question. Have you tried .148? or .151 for the 9500?
If you know that .148 doesn't have it, maybe .151 does, I don't know, I haven't upgraded my wife's 9500.
Yes, I know what forum it is funny enough. But ONCE AGAIN : in the CONTEXT of designs used on nearly all phones, the suretype IS a t9 variant in its "reduced keyboard" layout. What is so hard for you to understand? BUT rather than use the normal 3x4 layout which is used in multitap they used a non standard 2 letters per key layout. THIS is the issue.
And yes I have suggested it to RIM. As well as some other relatively easy little improvements. Funny enough I received a nice thank you - not an accusation of "whining".
It is NOT whining to understand the issue and explain it to others who too are confused. I was there too. As for "trying other OSen", yes, I could figure that out myself - lets "try them all". People are here to ask people who KNOW, not people who wildly guess or push them to google or say "try another OS" with zero idea of whether it will address the issue. It's like the same people saying "pull the battery" as if its some kind of panacea to all known Storm ailments.
FWIW, I cant try 148 since its not available here as a wireless update yet and I don't use Windows so cant use desktop manager and you, or someone else, have already stated that its an omission in 148 but WAS in previous OSen. Which it wasn't but that's another issue.