I prefer the Curve Keyboard
I believe the Bold Keyboard will be Better
I prefer the 88xx Keyboard
I could care less
I went from a single letter key to the double letter key and had no problems switching over. I don't think I will have a problem switching over to the bold.
..........SHAKE N BAKE..........
I have focused on evaluating the Bold keyboard from day one, (first pics, then specs, etc) with a very open mind. I am not being critical nor opinionated, I'm simply researching it as thoroughly as possible prior to getting my hands on one. This because, the keyboard is something I use constantly for many hours each day. I do 100+ msgs per day.
In comparing the dimensions (width) of the Bold, it's just not that much wider than an 88xx series thus the keys will only be a bit larger, just not enough to be significant. Thus the next consideration comes to mind....key shape.
I have learned, after buying virtually every new BlackBerry model since the 7100, that key shape is a huge factor. In fact it's the reason I have bought all these BlackBerrys, is to find the model that I found the best to type quickly on.
Briefly, here is my experience:
Great key shape, spacing, and the fastest for a guy like me with big hands. Love SureType
Big keyboard, horrible keyshape. Did not work for me.
Side by side keys prevent typing without having to look down. Easy to hit wrong key. Too slow.
4) 8300 Curve
Great keyshape- the best. Decent spacing (tight but better than nothing) allow me to type without having to constantly look down on keyboard. Result, my favorite keyboard so far even though it's not the largest, it's the fastest & best.
So where does the Bold fit in?
I will be super happy if it ends up being the best. And if not, well I will be incredibly disappointed.
Only time will tell, I guess I will be forced to wait until they are in the AT&T store to actually try one. I'm crossing my fingers that it will work for me.
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Last edited by archer6; 08-24-2008 at 03:39 PM.
Thanks Archer6 for info, bottom line I have to wait and see if it is going to work for me. Got my finger crossed.
I just tried a work colleague's new Bold. I have the Curve. I was doubtful, but after trying it I'm pretty much converted. The Bold is a better keyboard than the Curve -- and miles improved from the 8800.
Don't let the demo/presentation units in shops fool you -- the real Bolds have a very nice feedback for the fingers