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Old 05-15-2009, 10:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My 8830 was trashed by a bit of water which splashed through the trackball hole in the keyboard membrane of the Ottercase. I'd rather have a sealed joystick.
The optical trackball should be sealed all the way around.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:25 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I have an 8703e, the best bb left that still has a track wheel. Im stuck with it forever now because I cant find a better one w/ track wheel. I love my track wheel and will never use the ball. I'm with you buddy.. bring back the track wheel!!!
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I have an 8703e, the best bb left that still has a track wheel. Im stuck with it forever now because I cant find a better one w/ track wheel. I love my track wheel and will never use the ball. I'm with you buddy.. bring back the track wheel!!!
yes i couldn't agree more! i have had almost every blackberry (since i have had both att and sprint) for the last 6 years and nothing comes close to the 8703e... its perfect. everything i have gets compared to the 8703e and loses. the trackwheel is perfect for onehanded navigation especially if driving and the keyboard was brilliant; and with sending/replying to at sometimes 100 emails a day some of which being over 500 characters it is by far the best phone. i dont care about media, apps or other crap, just email, texting, phoning and a easy to use platform that lets me do all of the above while multi-tasking.
currently im using the tour and hate it! keys are too small and the ball is crap, its just like the curve.
ive begged and pleaded for blackberry to try a trackwheel again on one of the beta phones they are going to be creating and testing so if you like the trackwheel keep your fingers crossed!!

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Old 07-27-2009, 05:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
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ive begged and pleaded for blackberry to try a trackwheel again on one of the beta phones they are going to be creating and testing so if you like the trackwheel keep your fingers crossed!!
I find that hard to believe. Looks like the track pad will be RIM's pointing device on their next wave of devices. The thumb wheel is just too limiting compared to other options.
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I find that hard to believe. Looks like the track pad will be RIM's pointing device on their next wave of devices. The thumb wheel is just too limiting compared to other options.
it is in some aspects i suppose, however one really cool thing about it is that you know that every click from the wheel takes you to the next link or line. this is priceless for navigating and the overall operation of your phone especially without having to look at it. i can receive an email, open it reply and send it without ever having to look at my blackberry. i can also open any application on the device without looking at the screen since ive memorized where said applications are
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:58 PM   #26 (permalink)
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ive begged and pleaded for blackberry to try a trackwheel again on one of the beta phones they are going to be creating and testing so if you like the trackwheel keep your fingers crossed!!
I find that hard to believe. Looks like the track pad will be RIM's pointing device on their next wave of devices. The thumb wheel is just too limiting compared to other options.
If the trackpad can prove durable, it will be the standard.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Yep, I wonder how long it will take us CDMA users to get a track pad lol.. Took this long for Wifi.
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I love my track wheel and will never use the ball
Resist change much? Let's try these on for size:
  • I will never use anything but a cassette tape. CDs are stupid.
  • I will never use anything but eight-track. Cassette tapes are stupid.
  • Long live betamax!
  • Cars? Who needs cars? As long as my horse has a heartbeat, I'll be fine.
  • Oog og, ma goo gogg eee. (That's caveman for "I'll never use fire because sleeping inside a freshly disemboweled mammoth is just fine. All you freaks with your fire need to move on and leave me be.")
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Resist change much? Let's try these on for size:
  • I will never use anything but a cassette tape. CDs are stupid.
  • I will never use anything but eight-track. Cassette tapes are stupid.
  • Long live betamax!
  • Cars? Who needs cars? As long as my horse has a heartbeat, I'll be fine.
  • Oog og, ma goo gogg eee. (That's caveman for "I'll never use fire because sleeping inside a freshly disemboweled mammoth is just fine. All you freaks with your fire need to move on and leave me be.")
especially for the caveman quote
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Default Bring back the trackball wheel

Definitely bring back the wheel! You can not give me an IPhone or Blackberry with mouse trackwheel to use for free. I would take the trackball wheel blackberry over any other phone. It is absolutely meant for easy use.

(I suspect the majority of the people having accidents while texting and driving were using the mouse trackball type phone. It would be an iteresting statistic to generate. I am not recommending texting while driving, merely observing the trackball wheel was made for easy human use, the mouse trackball on phones.... for... I don't know. Not a fan at all and when I wont' be able to find a phone with a trackball wheel anymore I will no longer own a blackberry.)

I don't know how many times I've wondered who was the "genius" who decided to no longer manufacture phones with the trackball wheel. I hope he is happy.
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^^ "trackball wheel"

I love my 9700 because it sports the trackball wheel pad.
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I suspect the majority of the people having accidents while texting and driving were using the mouse trackball type phone.
...and I suspect you have no idea what you're talking about.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and conclude that the majority of people having accidents while texting and driving had those accidents because, well... they were texting while driving. I know, I know... it's a long shot. But that's the conclusion I'm going with.
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