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    replacing 8330 curve trackball

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    I love everything about the 8330 and I do like the trackball but I sort of am annoyed by the roughness that is felt when using it. I have read that users have replaced the standard trackball with one from either a pearl or a tmobile G1 and I just wanted to make sure that I am correct in my readings of those posts

    I can purchase a blackberry pearl or tmobile g1 trackball from www.cnn.cn and replace my blackberry 8330 trackball and it will be smoother and feel better...

    Just checking!

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    Yes, the trackball from any other trackball enabled blackberry or the g1's trackball will work. It may not be smoother than what you have now. My original on my curve was smooth, the replacement was scratchy, my new black trackball is smooth.
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    sweet

    I like the black G1 trackball so that is what I will order

    cheers!

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    Here's what it looks like in a curve. I also had an old trackball ring laying around, so I painted it black.
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    I just got my 8900 trackball from cnn.cn. Couldn't be happier. It is certainly smoother and more accurate in my opinion. I like the looks of it as well. I ordered a berryball from ebay for my girlfriend, which is a dyed trackball and they look great too!
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    ~via smartphone~
    It's good to keep a spare on hand just in case you need it too. Ganns, that's a wild color!
    Last edited by Berryadict; 02-15-2009 at 01:18 PM.

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    so how much did that black trackball set you back because i would love to put one in my curve
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    Is the 8900 trackball better than the G1 or vice versa?

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    The 8900 and G1 trackballs are the same thing. I paid about $10? I don't really remember, plus I ordered other stuff too. But you can get it at www.cnn.cn. I've also seen it on ebay.

    If you want one cheaper than that, you can take an old trackball and dye it with RIT. I've tried food coloring, and that didn't work.
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    okay soudns good thanks man
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    Yeah. My one form my old Pearl works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganns1980 View Post
    Here's what it looks like in a curve. I also had an old trackball ring laying around, so I painted it black.
    My BB looks exactly like this! Yours looks great!
    Heres mine:

    ~CASIE

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    Casie - That's funny, not a whole lot of people walking around with yellow Curves!
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    thats awesome... thats totally awesome... !!!
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    that looks great, i think i am going to paint my trackball ring now.

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