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    Re: typing on a 7100

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    SureType was my BIGGEST concern when moving from a 7230 to my 7105t. It's no big deal really. I like that I pay more attention to the finished text and read more for errors. Everyone was right... if you just type 99% of the time the word comes out right!

    My biggest gripes are the words

    day/fat - same typing strokes
    are/see - same typing strokes

    the delete key is lower than with a QWERTY keyboard. I keep adding L when I want to del.

    I also noticed there aren't as many quick keys for getting in and out of programs. Ex: M - to get to messages A- for address and contacts.

    I think RIM did a nice job for a predictive text app and agree that any drawbacks from the QWERTY are far overshadowed by the rest of the PHONE features and performance.


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    Re: typing on a 7100

    took me a couple of days to get a basic hang of the different layout - but now find it easier than a normal mobile keypad layout...

    as others have said the best thing is to keep trying it - it gets a lot easier!! and then you will swear by the layout!

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I have the same gripe as tweeler. The worse is get/hey and to/yo. I need to stop saying 'yo' when I get IM'd.

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I think I prefer a full keyboard, like on the Sidekick, but I do not regret getting this phone and would pick it over the Sidekick any day.
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    Re: typing on a 7100

    It was easy for me the day I got the 7100t because I had been using a 7730 and a 950 (used for AOL's Mobile Communicator Service) previously and was familiar with the keyboard layout. For those who prefer the full keyboard, all of the other series, except the 7100 and 8700 devices, have full keyboards.

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I would assume that since I have never used a device like this that I shouldn't have a hard time picking it up? Is this a fair assesment?

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I use the multi tap method , since I like it better.

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I've only used the 7100T keyboard, I like it!

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    i have had my BB for one week and mastered suretype the first day. now i am trying to decide which apps would actually be useful to me.

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal
    I would assume that since I have never used a device like this that I shouldn't have a hard time picking it up? Is this a fair assesment?
    Well I have had my 7130 for just shy of a week and in less than 2 days I had the Suretype down. I was actually suprised at how easy it is.
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    Re: typing on a 7100

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    I've used both the full qwerty keyboard and the 7105t. I was worried about suretype but picked it up in a couple of days. I think I am faster now then with the full keyboard, except for odd word like qwerty (BTW, suretype got qwerty every time but the first in this post).

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    SureType is even easier for me now on the 7105t thanks to the contoured keys. I don't see how I was even able to type on my full keyboard BB's before LOL

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    ive used both keyboard the full QWERTY of my 7520 and my suretype on my 7100 and i prefer the suretype once you figure it out not saying it took me long just longer than it took me to learn the QWERTY

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    I took the 7250 and my 7130 for a little comparison test. I timed myself pounding out a couple of sentences on each, and I was just about as fast on each. I made less mistakes on the 7130 (maybe I'm just a little more used to it?), and it felt more comfortable, since it required less motion to get between the keys. Like the guy said earlier, suretype is very similar to the predictive text on Motorola phones, which I was already used to. I picked it up right away. I could see how a regular user may eventually be faster on the bigger keyboard, but I doubt by much. I think the transition would take longer if you were used to the full QWERTY keyboard, but I'm just guessing due to the difference in typing style. Since I went from SMS'ing on a motorola phone to the 7130, it was very intuitive and easy to get used to.
    Since SureType learns what words you use, it just gets better over time. The more you use it, the more accurate it becomes. Several times I typed a word, and it predicted the wrong word, so I backspaced and typed it the exact same way. The second time (and every time after that) it used the word I wanted. It's not exactly difficult to type with SureType turned off either, IMO.

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    Re: typing on a 7100

    There are only two gripes I have 1) When entering PINs I sometimes forget to enable SureType after that because if I hold a key down too long, SureType converts to MultiTap. 2) Using MultiTap when entering passwords to login to a website. I sometimes want to tap each key twice thinking SureType will work LOL

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