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    Do you have BlackBerry Squint?

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    How to avoid eyestrain when working on Blackberry screen.

    By: James A. Martin
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    First there was "BlackBerry thumb." That's the ache you feel when you've been thumb-boarding too long on Research in Motion's addictive smart phone. Now there are reports of "BlackBerry squint"--the blurred vision or eyestrain that results from too much time spent viewing the small screen on Research in Motion's BlackBerry. I shudder to contemplate what the next gadget affliction might be named (iPod ear?).


    Here are a few things you can do to reduce your chances of suffering from BlackBerry squint.

    According to RIM's BlackBerry support pages, here's the formula: Select the Options icon on your BlackBerry, select Screen/Keyboard, then choose Font Size. Push the track wheel in to select the Change option. Roll the track wheel up to make the text larger, or down to decrease the size. Select the size you want, then push the track wheel in to save your selection. -- Read More

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    Re: Do you have BlackBerry Squint?

    I have my font size down to the lowest possible. I sacrifize size for quantity, I like more options on the screen than easily readable font. Wonder if a sign of BlackBerry Squint is headaches?!

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    Re: Do you have BlackBerry Squint?

    I get the headaches, along with the sore thumbs. At least the chat room isn't available on the wap site! Here's my 200th post, and congrats on the 900th CP!

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    Re: Do you have BlackBerry Squint?

    Lol! I suffer from Blackberry Squint. Funny thing - someone commented just yesterday that I squint when I look at the screen. Like u Chris, I also prefer more info on the screen. I suffer in silence. Lol!!

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Ha! I thought it was just me. Maybe I was going blind or something. I always like to play a few hands of solitaire before bed. And, man, sometimes those cards are hard to read.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ I must be an exception because I've never had either of the problems mentioned in the article.

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    Re: Do you have BlackBerry Squint?

    Me neither

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i caught a headache my first allnighter. On my bb.

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    I just deal with my case of Blackberry induced abstinence ( well actually my wife suffers from it, hence I do too!)
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    lol.... my eyes have a hard time far away, haven't noticed anything with the BB tho....
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    Re: Do you have BlackBerry Squint?

    I have a reasonable medium font but still need glasses to see the screen properly!

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