Originally Posted by msome
Thanks for all the info,
I like the faster processor and larger memory with the 71XX. I'm worried that being a bad speller already I'll never get any help from suretype.
Actually I think that SureType actually helps the bad spellers. If you have a full QWERTY keyboard you will get no help when typing and spelling words, atleast with SureType it predicts your word and you can see if it isn't coming up with anything close to what your thinking, and it is a common word (i.e. not an acronym or a Company specific term) then you know your spelling it wrong and can try again.
Also, I have found that while typing it is easier to identify errors in your text. When you mistype, even just 1 letter, using Suretype it will usually completely change the word you were typing.....thus while proofing your email it is very obvious that you made a mistake. Unlike a QWERTY keyboard where you could easily miss a 1 character mistake.
With that said my only complaint, and its a very minor one, is that some words use the same sequence of keystrokes, for example when I try and type "see" I get "are", and you just have to be consciously aware of this and tell it to select the correct word.
I love suretype, I used a 950, 7510, 7520 before my 7100g and I found it an easy transition to the 7100, and I find it very easy to type. I will say that the QWERTY keyboard is easy for longer emails, and for some appointment creating etc, but overall I lover the Suretype feature.