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Old 11-27-2008, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am in between cell phones right now. I like to text message alot. I've never had a cell phone with a full keyboard, so I was wondering...does it make it significantly easier having a full keyboard to text message?
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Totally dependent on the user.
Only you can know which is better for you.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I started out with the standard layout for a cell phone and hated it. I then moved to a blackberry pearl which uses the suretype layout and found it too confusing. Once I updated to the curve with the full qwerty, I found myself very happy. It all depends on the user.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It does make it easier to have a full keyboard - however, there are tons of users on BBF that swear by SureType. I'd suggest going into a store and messing with both types of keys to decide what's best for you.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It does make it easier to have a full keyboard
You can't give such a definitive answer to an opinion based question.
Maybe full keyboard is easier for you, but certainly not for everyone.
 
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Well, my apologies then. It is my opinion and I meant it to be read as such - not an iron-clad fact.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Some of the fastest typists I know swear by SureType. For me though it's QWERTY all the way.
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Yea, it's your prefer go over to your local carrier store/kiosk and mess around with it.. As for myself I gotta have the full keyboard just my prefer.. I never messed with SureType
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'v never used SureType either..I love the full keyboard though..its a definite step up from a regular cell
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Let me answer it in a different way (I hope I didn't offend anyone)

Suretypes slows you down
QWERTY use both hands
In average both are same
When driving u can forget the phone
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Let me answer it in a different way (I hope I didn't offend anyone)

Suretypes slows you down
QWERTY use both hands
In average both are same
When driving u can forget the phone
When driving you SHOULD forget the phone...
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I am with everyone else - only you can make that call. However, personally, I prefer the full keyboard. When you want to type a word, you type it. you don't need to press down, or over, switching between words. I always dreaded typing "of" on t9. Half of the time itd write as "me", and vice-versa.

I may be a bit slower on qwerty, but its the tool of the trade for my 20,000 texts a month. :p
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For me, Pearl with suretype is more than enough. I wanted a small phone (I know Curve is not that big but there is a big difference for me) and I dont write that much on it.

I used a HTC Touch for 1 year before and have tried almost every on-screen keyboard software possible but even Suretype is way better than a phone with an touchscreen only.
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If you never had a full keyboard, you should be find with suretype.
I can't function without qwerty and am NOT prepared to change.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Rachamphetamine had a good suggestion-the best way to determine what works best for you is to go to a local retail store and play with handsets with both keyboard layouts.

I have owned both Qwerty and SureType devices, and really don't have a strong preference either way.
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I have owned both Qwerty and SureType devices, and really don't have a strong preference either way.
Suretype is Qwerty.
 
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Suretype take a minute to get use to but so does qwerty if you have never used it. I have no issues with using suretype and type faster then I ever have before.
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Suretype take a minute to get use to but so does qwerty if you have never used it.
Suretype is Qwerty.
It drives me nuts when people post as if they are two different things.

There is a difference between Suretype (multiple letters per key) and a Full Keyboard (One letter per key).
Both are Qwerty.
 
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Since QWERTY technically refers to the keyboard layout (vs. QWERTZ or even other KB variations), it is QWERTY.
SureType is smnply RIM's technology to functions its condensed version of the full QWERTY layout.
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Too much turkey...

Qwerty, to most people, means dedicated keys. There is nothing for the device to figure out. Suretype has 1.44 characters per key. Most people (OK, everyone except perhaps Soup) feel that a Suretype is not QWERTY keyboard.

When you press Q on a Qwerty keyboard, you get a Q. With a Suretype keyboard, you get a Q or a W or whatever is guesses. Not the same.

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