Originally Posted by Marco2007
I went to a Cingular store yesterday too, and after checking out the new 8800, I disliked the ball too! lol there don't feel bad, you are not alone! I'm sure I would get used to it, but i just think it's too small.
the trackball that i tried in the store was absolutely horrendous. maybe it was damaged or something. it just felt horrible and i would have much rather seen it be plastic. it could also be some sort of smooth metal (this would raise cost up a lot tho). the metal look would give it a nice touch and when the backlit keyboard is on, it would make the metal track ball reflect the glow. it would look very sweet if you ask me.
all in all, there must have been a reason for going with that trackball. i am in ID and engineering and i know (as well as anyone else in these fields) that there is a reason for EVERYTHING and ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. they obviously did customer research and this is the best solution from their bag of possible solutions. using a smooth metal marble thing would add lots of cost, but i know i would choose it anyday over the current horrible feeling trackball.
that was a rant (if you didn't notice) and i just got out of a 4 hour committee meeting and i need lunch and it's 1:22pm.