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    Question typing on a 7100

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    I have hell typing on the 7100 any tips? How did you find learning to type on your 7100?

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I'd say the nr 1 rule is to just keep on typing. Allthough it might look like jibberish at first, it usually turns into the word you need when you get to the end of it. I also really like the AutoText feature where I've added a view personal things (including 2 e-mail signatures) that I often use and now only require a 2- or 3 letter code for them to appear.

    Also (initially) try to put the BB down on a flat surface to improve stability and overview. You can also type with 2 hands if you do so

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I prefer the full QWERTY models.

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    Yeah, it took me a week or so to master this suretype.
    But I'm with hydn too, I prefer the full QWERTY keyboard layout. = )

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    Sure type is the ONLY reason I'm not on a 7100. I wish I could get a loaner for a week to see if I liked it.


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    Re: typing on a 7100

    Let me tell you something... Treat it like a regular keyboard, and it will treat you like a regular typer. unless of course you want to write the following words... GET/HEY ARE/SEE TRY/YET SHES/AGES

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    rjharay,

    Looks like I'm out, that's my most used sentence!LOL


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    Took me about 12 hrs to figure out SureType on the 7100i, I find it easier then typing on a full qwerty keyboard, mainly due to less motions across the keyboard since its smaller.

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    MrPinkThat's a good spin on it.

    BarJohn's review of the 7100t made a point I'd like to ask 7100 users; do you find it harder to type abbreviations and acronyms?

    example sentence:
    This month in MO I used my BB for IM apps.

    Would this sentence turn out like this?:
    This month in Month I used my baby for I'm apples.
    Last edited by twheeler; 11-15-2005 at 03:44 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by twheeler
    MrPinkThat's a good spin on it.

    BarJohn's review of the 7100t made a point I'd like to ask 7100 users; do you find it harder to type abbreviations and acronyms?

    example sentence:
    This month in MO I used my BB for IM apps.

    Would this sentence turn out like this?:
    This month in Month I used my baby for I'm apples.
    It would turn out the same way as on a qwerty keyboard, mainly cause it reconizes your movements over time, so the more you use it a word the more common it becomes.

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I switched to a 7100 from a 7290 and regret the change. Even though I am used to suretype now, I still prefer the 7290 keyboard as I can type twice as fast.:Mad:

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    Suretype is marginally slower once you get the hang of it, however the other phone feeatures far outweigh the minor slowdown.

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    Plus suretype is better for one handed operation. Esp while the other hand is on the steering wheel

    I bought a second 7290 just to see if it really made a difference, but I am too happy with my 7100g to use it.

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I've only actualy owned a 7100t. I like suretype but the full size keyboard does seem nice. I wonder if my hands would get more tired though since my fingers have to move a longer distance to hit the keys.

    I am trying to get a 8700 though; as this one I got because it was cheap and could act as a modem for my laptop. The other choice was a 7230 (I think) and even though I teather to my laptop once in a while, I kind of regret not getting the 7230 with the full keyboard. My issues at the moment is still money though, as an unlocked 8700 is way out of what I can afford right now. College isn't exactly cheap.

    For me, it seems as though the suretype systems are made for users that use their phone more than the internet/email. The full keyboards are for people that mainly use the internet/email; and I surely don't call people very much. Average minute use is around 100 minutes per month; but internet/email/word processing on the thing is being used extensively since it's basically replaced my laptop at college.
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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I picked up suretype pretty quickly. In about a day or so. I can type extremely fast on moto phones using itap so the transition was pretty seamless. I can type faster than treo users on a phonepad! We actually had a showdown at work since no one believed me.

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