Originally Posted by sturner
I tried the Pearl in the store and found it very hard to use. The keys are way too close together and couldn't figure out how to draft a sentence with that keyboard. It kept trying to find words for me that were never right. I definitely need a qwerty keyboard. I liked the 8830 except for the fact that it had some stuff I know I'll never use.
I didn't like the 8830 keyboard at all...yuck feel/response for me.
You have to give the 8130 a chance...the keyboard has plenty of room for me (fat-fingered boy that I am) and suretype is very fast. As noted, you just have to finish typing the word, and 99% of the time (for me) Suretype nails it at or just before the last few letters.
But to each his own, right?
I would skip the 8703e and get either the Pearl or 8830, or wait for the Curve. If you want QWERTY and a larger form factor, and don't need "world phone" capability, the Curve is a superior device to the 8830, IMHO.