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Old 11-30-2009, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Excuse my ignorance if this has already been discussed...I know the new Tour is going to have a tracpad, rather than a ball. My question is, does anyone know if it would be possible to use the trackpad on a current Tour? I guess my main thoughts on this are 1. Will the Tour and Tour 2 be the same size? and can you swap the housings for the two? I ask this because I had the pleasure of playing with the NEW Bold for AT&T this past weekend and loved the trackpad. But I did notice that the pad is square, whereas the balls have a round casing to them. Also, the Bold is slightly smaller than my Tour.

Thank you all in advance,
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Chances are, this will not be possible, although no one has proved it either way.

The form factors should be identical.
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Not possible, if you can find a pic of the Essex, Tour 2 you will notice some differences on the front due to the bigger track pad.
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Not possible, if you can find a pic of the Essex, Tour 2 you will notice some differences on the front due to the bigger track pad.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not possible, if you can find a pic of the Essex, Tour 2 you will notice some differences on the front due to the bigger track pad.
I figured the two would be a little different....which is why I was wondering if the housings would be swappable...

On the Bold I was playing with, the trackpad is only slightly larger than the trackball setup.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ah, the old "square peg in the round hole" trick.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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And the software wouldn't work anyway even if you swapped the hardware.
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