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Old 11-30-2004, 07:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default 7100 keyboard opinion from a new user

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Treo thumboard keys are too small, blackberry QWERTY board keys are also a bit too small. 7100t is nice - keys are pretty big, and I can make good time on a WPM scale.

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I can type fast on the 7100, but having the split keys means autotext types "see" instead of "are" (for example). This can be alleviated by learning which common phrases will have alternate words and side scrolling to another autotext selection, but even that is rather cumbersome.

However, I would say 70% of the time, this is not a problem and having bigger keys with two letters isn't all that difficult since they are in a QWERTY layout. If they could improve autotext by, say, knowing there are two legit words in a series of keystrokes. Underline them until you send so when you proofread it, you could select the underlined word like a hyperlink and BB would give you a scrollable list of logical text options given the input keys.

I do like my 7100, I just feel the autotext could be improved. 7100 is also way prettier, like it or not the others look like calculators to me. :P
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I totally agree with you. I type 100wpm on a computer keyboard, probably only about 30-40 on the blackberry, but it's very frustrating when it auto guesses the wrong word. 90% of the time it's right, but that 10% of the time gets on my nerves.

Does anyone know how I can arrow back over the part that messed up and delete it and fix it without havng to backspace all the way through and re-type everything?
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree completely about getting used to it. Also commiserate (I THINK the spelling is OK) about correcting something in the middle of the text. I can't find a "left arrow" either.

But today I came across another problem which might have a solution: I was calling into my voicemail and it came to the point where it asked me to press "P" to Play, etc. (i.e. it doesn't ask me to press a number, rather a letter). My finger wandered aimlessly as I tried to figure out which NUMBER corresponded to "P". I did something in my head (eenie-meenie-miney-mo) and guessed 7, but HOW do you get around THAT one?

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Default Sideways scrolling

I had wondered about the lack of a left arrow and tried the following. If you see a typo and don't want to delete everything after it, hold the control key and scroll the thumbwheel. That will let you correct in the middle of a word without having to delete all your typing.
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Old 04-18-2005, 01:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Where is the "control" key on the 7100t?

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Old 04-18-2005, 01:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I believe ConanLloyd meant the Alt key which is the bottom left key.
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