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Old 06-14-2006, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am amazed how accurate suretype is....I never expected this. I have been using an 8700c for a few months and love it, but I had to try the 7130c because I have the "I have to have everything new" syndrome. Knowing that I would return the 7130c after trying the device, I picked one up yesterday. I love the size, and everything about the phone, BUT I knew it couldn't touch my 8700c and my beautiful full keyboard. I may be having second thoughts on returning the 7130. The suretype has been dead on, 1 or 2 minor hiccups, but I am amazed. Now I have a dilemma, to keep the 8700 or switch to the 7130 full time. I won't keep both and never really thought I would have a decision on my hands. Anyone else find themselves in this dilemma?
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Keep at it. I just found that I couldn't rely on it. Yes it's good, but that lingering doubt had me checking so often, it just slowed me down.
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I'm with you. I'm also witn stinsonddog. I don't know how long I will like the suretype which lends me to think that this will definitly become a weekender or when I want more phone, less PDA. I've gotten 1 handed at sure type and it is getting smarter the more I use it. We shall see.... I'm going to see if I can go a week without switching back to the 8700c. I have both devices and nothing was otu of pocket for the 7130 so its not like I have anything to loose.... Plenty to gain though.
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Yes it's not that it doesn't work, and it might be my mind, but I was always doubting and that meant slower responses.
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It all comes down to personal preference...I HATED SureType at first, but I find I'm pretty efficient with it these days. Keep playing with them both, and chose the one you have the most comfort with.
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I'm with you. I'm also witn stinsonddog. I don't know how long I will like the suretype which lends me to think that this will definitly become a weekender or when I want more phone, less PDA. I've gotten 1 handed at sure type and it is getting smarter the more I use it. We shall see.... I'm going to see if I can go a week without switching back to the 8700c. I have both devices and nothing was otu of pocket for the 7130 so its not like I have anything to loose.... Plenty to gain though.
Can I switch between a 7130 and 7290 using the same sim card?
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I was thinking about going from the 7250 to the 7130e. You might have just sold me on it.
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Suretype just gets better and better the more you use it. Its an amazing piece of recognition software.
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I like it more than I thought I would also. I was very good at it on 4.0, but did you notice your custom wordlist in 4.1 now? Mine's 5 times the size and almost unmanageable. I get three or four word suggestions now when I didn't before and it slows it down. It's my biggest gripe about 4.1.
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I first started with a 7290, then a 7100. SureType was fine (since I was used to T9 from past phones) but I couldn't get over the use of "see/are."

Not really SureType's fault, since the key combo can result in either, but then it meant that I would always accidently have "I'll are you later."

I was happy to get the 8700 which is slimmer than the 72xx series. I can type one-handed on my 8700 if I have to, but it would be easier on the 7130.
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Suretype is great, only took me a few days to get used to it, I loved t9, but suretype is much more effective
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The main problem I had with SureType was that if you use diff lexicons for diff people, the BB will frequently pick the wrong one. And if you curse a lot in some emails, watch out in the other ones.
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The main problem I had with SureType was that if you use diff lexicons for diff people, the BB will frequently pick the wrong one. And if you curse a lot in some emails, watch out in the other ones.
I used a 7100t for 1.5 years (including a year of college), and my custom word list was just foul. I was amazed how often my 7100t would default to some naughty word that I had taught it.

Now that I'm a 8700g user, my slips are far more infrequent. However, I was much much faster as a SureType user. I've had my 8700g for about 2 months, and I still haven't adapted to the smaller buttons. I'm anxiously awaiting the 7130g/t/v/whatever-they-call-it. The SureType reminds me of those wacky keyboards that pop up that are shaped in alternative ways: climbing the learning curve yields a significant throughput.
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I've been using suretype for about 2 weeks now and Wow!!!

pretty amazing stuff. I've got big hands ahem and the suretype is much faster and more effieicnt for me than the 8700's tiny little keys.
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Suretype always gets confused with see/are and to/yo -- but if you read your emails carefully you'll be ok. I can always tell when a friend writes on his 7100 because I'll get "are you later."
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My blackberry is learning. I was discussing some rules with a fellow referee the other day in an email, and after about 1 or two emails it was getting a pretty good idea of what I was trying to say. Surprised... Is there anyway to start your custom word list from scratch?
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You can go into the scroll wheel once you are in the list and clear the list. Is that what you want to do?
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The 7130e is my first BB, and I was amazed at how quickly Suretype learned what I was trying to say. There are some hiccups with it, but that is to be expected. One thing that I would like to do is get my custom word list the way i want it, and then be able to export it to my computer. Then when it gets too full, I can erase, and replace with the backup. There could be a way to do this already and I just don't know it.
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I will stick to my old 7520 until they get voice recognition!
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Just converted to 7100i from 7520. The experiment is on. Suretype is ok so far.
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