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Old 10-13-2007, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been using a BB device for years. Always have had a full QWERTY. I carry a BB for business and a Razor for personal. I have been dying to switch to one device and Pearl seems to have what I'm looking for. I have tried to use the half keyboard and must say it has been a little awkward. I really need some advice from users that moved from a full QWERTY to a Pearl and recommend to me what I should do.
Old 10-13-2007, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums.

The Pearl uses SureType technology, and once you get used to it you can type pretty fast. With SureType you only have to press a key once while spelling a word and when you get to the END of the word you'll have the word you want (95-98% of the time, there are exceptions).

You'll have to be a good speller, and I recommend NOT looking at the screen until you get to the end of a word or sentence. Do not correct words WHILE you're typing them. You'll get frustrated and want to throw the device against the wall.
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm much faster on a SureType keyboard than a Qwerty keyboard. Once you get the hang of it you'll like it.
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Yes I used a pearl for about a month after 5 days I was flying on it with my typing! I want it back!
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Why not look at the Curve, it's about the size of a RAZR and has a full keyboard.
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