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Old 06-10-2008, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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curious to know if anyone has made a jump from a full qwerty (I'm using an 8820 now) to a pearl and liked it. any feedback is appreciated.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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curious to know if anyone has made a jump from a full qwerty (I'm using an 8820 now) to a pearl and liked it. any feedback is appreciated.
Suretype takes getting a lot of getting used to. Its hard to go from qwerty to suretype. At least for me it was.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Use suretype for about 2 weeks before you make any claims about it. it takes *about* that long to be very proficient at it. After that, the majority of people will type faster on the suretype than they do on the full qwerty
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I have both a personal 8130 and and work 8830. I use both during the day and never really get confused. The SureType is handy and I would welcome it on the 8830. Took about 2 days and a half a dozen e-mails to get used to it.
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ok, I'm going to have this thing turned on and try it out. I feel like its going to waste sitting here.
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i spent 2 months on a samsung with a suretype keypad. i could never get the hang of it... and i do a moderate to heavy level of IM'ing.

qwerty is the only way to go for me, and it helps that i have little fingers.
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as far as i know Suretype is proprietary to RIM. the keypad may have been the same, same concept behind it perhaps, but the software is theirs. (could be wrong though)
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I thought I'd hate SureType but after I got used to it and it to me I love it!

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like typing in general, its an acquired taste. suretype works very well and gets better with time...I have used both and the spin up time for suretype for me was 2-3 days.
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as far as i know Suretype is proprietary to RIM. the keypad may have been the same, same concept behind it perhaps, but the software is theirs. (could be wrong though)
samsung calls it "doubletap qwerty". same thing as far as one's thumbs are concerned.

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You will do fine with Suretype if you just type and let it do it's thing. If you fight it you will hate it! Type without looking and then review. It should not be a big thing. Your biggest transition will be the screen size, it will seem so small if you are on the Inet frequently.

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I loved my Pearl and suretype wasn't hard to get used to at all. For me the issue was my big clumsy fingers need keys that are spaced farther apart, so I just wasn't able to type as fast on it as I was with qwerty.

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curious to know if anyone has made a jump from a full qwerty (I'm using an 8820 now) to a pearl and liked it. any feedback is appreciated.
I went from an 8830 to 8130 and didn't mind it just because my 8830 had so many issues. I soon disliked it after a couple months.

I'm back on a qwerty, the 8330. I love it.
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I am having an opposite experience. I just got an 8830 after a few months on the 8130 and I am having a terrible time adjusting to the keyboard on the Curve! I make more mistakes and am much MUCH slower. The keys on the pearl are larger and i could type on it without looking, i could totally jam on that keyboard. The full QWERTY is so many keys and they are so much smaller. Maybe I will get used to it. So far the only upside is that the screen is beautiful, much brighter and of course bigger, far superior to the pearl. I will give the full keyboard a few weeks and if i dont connect with it I will go back to the Pearl. I loved it. I thought that i would do better with long emails with the Curve but I may have been wrong.
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I am having an opposite experience. I just got an 8830 after a few months on the 8130 and I am having a terrible time adjusting to the keyboard on the Curve! I make more mistakes and am much MUCH slower. The keys on the pearl are larger and i could type on it without looking, i could totally jam on that keyboard. The full QWERTY is so many keys and they are so much smaller. Maybe I will get used to it. So far the only upside is that the screen is beautiful, much brighter and of course bigger, far superior to the pearl. I will give the full keyboard a few weeks and if i dont connect with it I will go back to the Pearl. I loved it. I thought that i would do better with long emails with the Curve but I may have been wrong.
that is what stopped me from getting whatever curve tmobile has. the keys are ridiculously small and harder/less comfortable to type on. it almost feels cheap.
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that is what stopped me from getting whatever curve tmobile has. the keys are ridiculously small and harder/less comfortable to type on. it almost feels cheap.
Yes the keys feel more plastic than the Pearl. I dont know, everyone loves the keyboard so much, there must be something wrong with me! I will give it a few days. I got nervous because I am going to be out of the office for a few days and will have to rely on the BB as my only computer and thought the full keyboard would make it easier. Maybe i will adjust to it.
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Yes the keys feel more plastic than the Pearl. I dont know, everyone loves the keyboard so much, there must be something wrong with me! I will give it a few days. I got nervous because I am going to be out of the office for a few days and will have to rely on the BB as my only computer and thought the full keyboard would make it easier. Maybe i will adjust to it.
you aren't alone :\ i really wanted the curve but the pearl keyboard was so much more comfortable and nicer. hopefully you just need a few days to get used to it.
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