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    BlackBerry Scroll Wheel... History?

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    Can Executives Find Happiness With a BlackBerry Minus Its Scroll Wheel?

    Executives who are longtime BlackBerry users will have to teach their right thumb some new tricks if they switch to a model introduced on Monday.

    The model, the BlackBerry 8800, eliminates a tiny scroll wheel on the side that is intended to navigate through lists of e-mail messages. The plastic wheel has been a signature feature of all business-oriented BlackBerrys since the first model was released eight years ago.
    In its place on the 8800 is a small front-mounted navigation ball developed for the BlackBerry Pearl, a consumer model released last year.
    While the Pearl is an attempt by BlackBerry’s maker, Research in Motion, to enter a larger and more competitive market, the 8800 is arguably a more important product. Priced at $300 in some plans from AT&T, the 8800 will be aimed at corporate and business users, a market segment dominated by Research in Motion, based in Waterloo, Ontario.

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    Re: BlackBerry Scroll Wheel... History?

    The scroll wheel is a lot harder to navagate. The track ball makes for a whole lot easier controll and better navagation.

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    I would rather have the wheel.

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    Re: BlackBerry Scroll Wheel... History?

    I love the trackball. It's so much easier to use to me. I've only used a wheel once but it is still harder to me to use. TRACKBALL ALL THE WAY!!!

    Thanks for the update Hayden,

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    The trackball is my first!!!! I love it, and will never use anything else!

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    Re: BlackBerry Scroll Wheel... History?

    I have used both and have to say that the trackball is MUCH easier to navigate. If I should have problems with the Pearl in the future, I know they won't be related to the trackball.


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