Hi all, great forum, exceptional. I lurked for days pre-purchase, I have owned my blackberry for a whole day now and I already love it. The reason I am writing is because I really debated on going with the SureType keyboard vs. the QWERTY. I did a lot of searching on the forum and while I'm sure I must have missed some simple threads comparing the two, I couldn't quite find the answer I was looking for which was, for an absolute beginner how hard is it to learn SureType?
I spoke with a couple of TMobile reps who told me they recommended QWERTY, but I really liked the features / size of the 7105. I spoke with a friend who used to sell phones and she said QWERTY but then I found someone who told me once you learned SureType it would be faster. I debated this for a week before buying!
So, if anyone who does not have a BB but is lurking on the forum, doing searches for SureType, etc., as I was has the same question let me just give my quick comments as a very, very newbie user. Drum roll please...
SureType is sweet! Man, to think I seriously wasted a week on this decision is now comical. I'm sure that there are differing opinions, and I'm sure QWERTY would have worked fine for me, too had I gone that route, but for somebody who really wanted the smaller phone but was beating myself up about my ability to learn SureType w/o even ever trying it man was I an idiot!
I'm amazed at how well it recognizes words, how well I can type after only one day using the 7105, etc., etc. So fellow newbies, pre-purchasers, at least from my standpoint don't let the SureType vs. QWERTY debate keep you up at night
Now I'm ready to learn all those shortcuts! Thanks to everybody for participating in such a great forum.