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Old 09-19-2009, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hi there. New here. Considering a Tour. My first BB.

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I feel like I am in the right place here! You guys are awesome and full of knowledge!!! I am suoer impressed! I have been doing some research for about 3-4 days.(I overresearch everything before I buy it, I have issues I know!) I decided to not get an iphone due to ATT and their crappy service and dropped calls in my area) and stick with VZW and get a BB. I have been looking at the tour. A little nervous about the trackball issues. Some reports are saying they have been resolved, some hit and miss depending on which device you get that it's a crap shoot? It's been suggested I wait for the new storm 2 released in mid-October? I am not sure how I feel about a touch screen. I am looking for some feedback because I came in here and I am like WOW you people know everything there is to know about these things and I am amazed at all of you and while I am excited for this little device I am also a little nervous! I am probably not going to know 1/100 of what it does and be the most annoying person here asking a zillion questions the first week!
So anyhow tell me about this trackball? Is it something I should be really worried about that should make me turn around and run? Someone also suggested I look at the Samsung Rogue? Again the touch screen. Sometimes I want to throw any sort of touch screen device through the window! Although I messed with it a bit in the store and it didn't bother be as bad as my sister's Storm. Which made me want to pull my hair out.
Thank to any of you experts that can "school" the newbie!
Old 09-19-2009, 08:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The trackball works fine until it gets dirty... Then it will cause problems. It is very easy to clean, and the problems will be gone.
Old 09-19-2009, 08:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would add that the intial trackball issues seem to be resolved with a warranty replacement for those who experienced it.

Outside that, the Tour is a great device. I would not hesitate.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Tours that were built before 8/20/09 may have issues. If you get one built after 8/20, all issues should be resolved.

I have one built on 8/12, and it works perfectly fine for me. Since you're not one of the people who ran out and got it in the first month of its release, you should be fine. All the Tours with issues should have been repaired by now, but you should probably get a brand new one anyway.

As for touchscreen phones, personally I'd stay away. Virtual keyboards are annoying since they're not accurate, and having a keyboard pop up over whatever you're looking at sucks. The only good thing about touchscreens is that since they have bigger screens, you have more screen real estate to watch videos.

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