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Old 11-23-2005, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The 8700 is sweet. I tried the phone out and it works just fine. Web, fast.
I love this device.
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What's your opinion on the keyboard usability. Are the keys too cramped.

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I am finding the keys to be cramped.
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Keys are definitely tighter than 7290, will require much more careful typing. OTOH phone is much better and device is more ergonomic.
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Exactly. After ten days, it gets a bit easier each day.
The best for typing was the 950...but those days are gone.
So use Auto-Text a lot, give it time and the cramped keys (the only real negative I've found) will become less and less of an issue.
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What's your opinion on the keyboard usability. Are the keys too cramped.
A little, but the keyboard still feels much better to me than the TREO - and it's much easier for me than the 7100 series. I can still type very fast on the 8700.
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this is the first bb i have ever owned. i have had the treo 650. the 8700 keyboard is much easier to type with. at first it would slip out of hand a little but i will get used to it. i love this device. i dont think i will ever use anything else. i will say that the phone is fine. i dont expect it to be the best but everything else from the 8700 makes up for it. still a huge upgrade frm the 650
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Glad you love it!

There are a bunch of things you want to learn about it -- Check the BerryFAQ.com BlackBerry FAQ thread at the link below.

Neat little things like holding the ALT key (bottom-right key) and the side button, to multitask between applications (like Windows Alt+Tab). Yes, as you can see the BlackBerry mutltiasks much better than the TREO does.

And other things like downloading instant messaging software if you want always-on MSN/AIM/ICQ/Yahoo chat, or things like one-click weather forecasts and 411 directory lookup (even faster than even the already-fast BlackBerry web browser). And yes, SCROLLABLE GOOGLE MAPS on a BlackBerry from websites such as www.freek.ca
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A little, but the keyboard still feels much better to me than the TREO - and it's much easier for me than the 7100 series. I can still type very fast on the 8700.
Give my kind regards to RIM for creating the 8700. Nice as can be and I am getting used to the 8700 keyboard.
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