Originally Posted by BBAdmin
Poor guy from the WSJ probably couldn't get his chubby digits round the keyboard while sipping a latte and eating a dougnut!!!
Actually, it was a her
. Have no idea just how chubby her fingers are, but likely to be less chubby than yours and mine.
I think it's wrong to write negatively about a piece of kit on the elements which come down to personal preference. That's like me writing on my website that the Pearl sucks because I hate Suretype.....I do hate Suretype and as a result I don't like the Pearl, but it's a great device!!
Your point underscores how personally the design fits (or doesn't) the user. However, no one in these forums is judging any device purely on its technical merits, which is where I would agree that the 8100 is a very nice device. All are making judgments of that device's ability to suit their requirements, their preferences, and their wants. In the authors assessment, she didn't condemn the 8800 to hell due to its keyboard, she simply offered her opinion based on her experience. Isn't that fair enough?
I have to laugh my ass off at posts which paint a device, any device, or aspect of a device, in purely black or white terms. Who do they think they're foolin'?