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    better than trackball

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    Not sure if this has been commented on before, or if its even in use on a device, but how would a touch-screen the size of the trackball area do on a blackberry?

    With the the regular cleaning that people report, eliminating the trackball altogether would be pretty cool. Just have a .5 inch square area that's touch sensitive that also serves as a clickable button. Could also have a vibrate feature when scrolling from icon to icon or link to link (to replace the audible click).

    What do you guys think? Would it work?

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    I think that sounds like a good idea, but with everything I've ever bought, I need hands on experience first to see whether or not I'd like it. It sounds neat though, but I'm sure if that was out, there would be minor complications using certains apps, games and etc. With enough testing, I'm sure RIM could get it to work.

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    Interesting concept and certainly a possibility in the near future. Something I would like? Hell no, I hate using my touchpad on my laptop and much rather prefer using an external mouse. So I'll just stick to my trackball!

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    Not too sure how good that would work. But good idea. There is a touchscreen with a keyboard coming in 2009. Which is a good mix of the best of both worlds for those who like touchscreen and those who don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BES Noob View Post
    Interesting concept and certainly a possibility in the near future. Something I would like? Hell no, I hate using my touchpad on my laptop and much rather prefer using an external mouse. So I'll just stick to my trackball!

    exactly what I was thinking.....I hate that I have to drag my finger around my trackpad 2 times to go 3 inches....LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice44 View Post
    exactly what I was thinking.....I hate that I have to drag my finger around my trackpad 2 times to go 3 inches....LOL
    wait a minute....what are we talking about again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    wait a minute....what are we talking about again?

    the idea of replacing the TrackBall with a Touchpad like those that are on laptops
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice44 View Post
    the idea of replacing the TrackBall with a Touchpad like those that are on laptops
    sorry....my lame attempt at humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    sorry....my lame attempt at humor.

    I got it and was trying to keep it PG....LOL
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    The new samsung has it and it works very well

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    i think in 5 years there won't be a new berry coming out with a trackball
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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    i think in 5 years there won't be a new berry coming out with a trackball
    you will be able to control it with your EYES....LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice44 View Post
    you will be able to control it with your EYES....LOL
    touchscreen
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    or.... just get rid of the trackball area and make the screen of a bold, curve, pearl, etc... a full touch screen and leave the keyboard and other buttons where they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzarowitz View Post
    or.... just get rid of the trackball area and make the screen of a bold, curve, pearl, etc... a full touch screen and leave the keyboard and other buttons where they are.
    there ya go
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