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Old 10-04-2005, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I really like it. I just type and it seems to do the rest and it almost always turns out ok. Proper names and email addresses don't always do so well but I can type pretty fast otherwise. I'm now faster than with the stylus on my Dell X30. I hear a lot of negative. Does anyone else like it?
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I do like it, and I can type pretty well on it...however...after owning a 7230 a few years ago, I have to say I still prefer the full qwerty, and if I wasn't in a 12 month contract, I'd have chopped the 7100t in by now for a 7290
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NO.. Not at all !!!
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I didn't come from a qwerty BlackBerry, so I don't have that hangup, but I use a computer keyboard all day long. I love Suretype. I think it's great, and works extremely well.
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Suretype works when you can spell, or use words that are not common, but I do always get caught with the common 3 or 4 letter words that always show up as the other combination I went But it works well enough, just have to force yourself to it. I hear in the next version of Suretype they will change it a little to make it better.
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I actually really like it. I had never used a QWERTY keyboard before, so I don't know what I am missing, but it works pretty well.

I tell most people who ask, it works about 95% of the time, you just need to keep an eye on what its guessing, and catch it if it makes a mistake-

not bad at all-

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You have used a QWERTY keyboard before...I bet you did to post that message.

As for me, I love Suretype. I have used the QWERTY on the 7200s and it's okay, but the suretype thing takes the cake...

BTW, the 7100t has a QWERTY keyboard...it's just not a FULL QWERTY....
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My 7100g is my first BB, so I don't have to relearn the phone. It took me about two days to get used to suretype, two weeks to get used to the BB (thanks to this board), and TWO MONTHS to figure out how to work with Cingular's blackberry-hostile front line of customer service.

Suretype was the least of my challenges.
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SureType sure beats T9, or whatever protocol is being used on most telephones. Yes, it's easier to type on a full QWERTY pad, but for the 7100's form factor, I have to be willing to make sacrifices.

One of the annoying dual-word situations that used to come up quite often for me was "see" v. "are." My recent solution was to have AutoText make "c" = "see" and "r" = "are."

Another dual-word situation that drove me nuts is "need" v. "beef." For some reason, my unit defaults to "beef," which is the intended word approximately 0% of the time. (Interestingly, my wife's unit defaults to "need" -- any idea what I did to deserve otherwise?) Anyway, I wound up having AutoText make "beef" = "need." It'll be easy enough to edit (just need to backspace up to the word) should I ever intend to use "beef" in an e-mail.

As for "out" v. "put" v. "pit," I haven't thought up any effective solutions, though it hasn't been as much of a problem as the above conflicts. Any other common conflicts/solutions out there?
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Love SureType. Once I got used to, I can even get past are and see....
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I've used a 7280 and 7780 with the full keyboards, then went to the 7100g.
I do like the SureTYpe keyboard, and two of our administrators still use the 7100g.
I went back to a 7290, as I found that I needed the full keyboard.
Working for a law enforcement agency, we use the Blackberry to run subjects, license plates, and check property for stolen. I found that the SureTYpe was very problematic for this, and the full keyboard is a necessity.
I do like SureType, but not for my application.
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I love the sure-type. It has a few small quirks but overall works extremely well. It sure beats the full size keyboard, especially when talking on the phone you don't look like you have a laptop next to your ear!
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sure-type works ok for me, most of the time, just have to double check every few words.
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suretype is OKAY until you have to spell someone's name or a street name...then it's just plain annoying IMO
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i was thinking of getting the 7100i for my wife since she is use to texting on a cell phone so it will work out for her. but i am programed for full key board i refuse to buy a devices with out it.. just call me stuborn i come from the timeport 2way days then had an accompli then a bb.. so a full keyboard is need
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Once you take the time to input your vocabulary, including acronyms (about a week) SureType becomes a useful tool. Until then, it is frustrating as the words suggested are not even close to what you want to type. Most of my 7100 users need to be pryed away from the Multi-tap method as initially it appears to be "user friendly" although the only way to really pick up any kind of speed is with the SureType method.
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I love the suretype, and 98% of the time, I get the words I want.. I have noticed it learns the complicated words you type often.

Aside from those mentioned above (are vs. see, put vs. out) I always get "us" when wanting "is". That one never comes out as "is".
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Suretype is nice but i do prefer a qwerty model any day over this suretype to me is still extremly buggy. I still say it is causing the reset problem when certain apps or on your bb. it needs some intellegence like some other predictive text things like agrammar core of some sort so it can suggest words with some form of AI. it learns ok but it still needs a grammar suggestive system. so you get a bettter word choice on the SURE-type system. otherwise i get are instaed of see way to often. i also thing this abilities is a little much for the processor they had couple with this unit.
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