Originally Posted by theBorg
I'm given to understand that the software behind the suretype keyboard on the Pearl has been updated to be more intelligent than the 71xx's.
The Suretype on my 7100 is moderately maddening. It's the one aspect about the device that I'm really dissatisfied with. Words get confused all the time - see/are, wife/wide (!), hey/get, day/fat... It seems there's no consideration of context at all. Spelling unusual words is cumbersome. The more words it learns, the less accurate it becomes.
It's a soluble problem. For example Motorola's predictive text software does a commendable job - context sensitivity and lists more possible combinations.
For users who have gone from the old Suretype to the new, is it really much better? How so?
honestly, i think SureType and any other variation sucks. unless they can "tap" into your brain, no massive amounts of programming software can predict what you want to say. even based on reading previous words in the sentence, multiple words using the same keys could be an input. you will always find yourself having to re-type or "re-teach" the software.
the QWERTY is easy and quick and it works really well. it allows you to instantly start typing fast and not have to worry about learning the new keypad style. QWERTY is the way to go for me