- 05-09-2011, 11:33 AM #32
But I would want this phone because of the old 9000 form-factor, the super thinness and the extra features.
And in answer to why not just ignore the touch screen... because it is not in your hand 24-7. Occaisionally you have to fish it out of your pocket!
So I would agree with the OP's suggestion, while knowing it will never happen.
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08-11-2011, 02:57 PM #33
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I too would rather not use the touch screen. The trackpad is just fine. Besides, the screen is too small to use for gestures.BlackBerry Z10 (10.1.0.273) + BlackBerry Bridge (184.108.40.206) + BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB Wi-Fi (220.127.116.116) = Awesome!
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08-11-2011, 02:59 PM #34*Storm 9530->Storm2 9550->Bold 9930 -> Black BlackBerry Z10 (80GB) on VZW
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- 12-08-2011, 10:40 PM #35
I have had a 9800 for a week or so. I've had the previous 9700 Bold and 4-5 other Blackberries in the past and love the keyboards.
The touch screen on the 9800 is kinda useless. I mean, if you're used to using the trackpad, you just use that to navigate. Sometimes it's more convienent to tap the icon you want if it's already on the screen, but scrolling with the touch screen usually ends up in starting a program you didn't mean to start.
RIM didn't really update the usability of the software to get you off of the trackpad and onto the touch screen---it's essentially the same with a few buttons spaced farther apart to make them easier to tap on. Browser operation--same. e-mail operation--same. You still have to hit the dedicated Back button to get back to the previous screens and have to press the dedicated Blackberry button to bring up the menus--so really, what is the point of the touch screen? I'm having a seriously hard time with it.
When putting the 9800 in the case that comes with the phone, it (almost) always presses 3-4 times on the screen before locking it. When I unlock I'm (almost) always on some weird screen that I have to press the Back button numerous times to get out of. That is really annoying.
I do like that it is 4G. Tethering is great and usable. I do like the little larger screen. I don't like the larger keyboard (yet)--is taking some getting used to. The device speed is very quick, which also is nice.
I'm not sure it is worth the upgrade from the Bold 9700.......especially considering BB 10 devices are a quarter or two away. It's the same old same old in the 9800, just a little faster then before really. Some of the styling is cooler but I'm not sure I want to blow my Tmo upgrade money on it anymore.
I also have a Playbook so I don't intend to ditch BB all together (although I am very intrigued by Windows Phone 7 phones).
Oh and I was tethered for 3 hours today via bluetooth and the phone battery was in the red by the time I was done. The battery even under normal conditions barely makes it a day. I won't go into battery in detail as it's been done already, but just to confirm the concerns about it. I'm happy to charge overnight but need to make it a business day or longer. (and not brick overnight)
If there was a way to disable the touch screen I'd probably do it and be a little happier with my 9800. Since the accessibility to the keyboard and trackpad are so easy (unlike Torch) I'd rather just use that until they really enhance the software to take advantage of the touch screen.
Sorry for such a long message, but had to throw it all out there.
PS: There is no "Bold Touch" and please stop calling it that.
PPS: They should have called it "Blackberry 10000" instead of "10"
Last edited by invisik; 12-08-2011 at 10:43 PM.
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07-10-2012, 10:52 AM #36
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Blackberry 9930 Touchscreen Option to Disable
Blackberry 9930 Touchscreen Option to Disable:
I have been a Blackberry user for many years and was very excited when the 9930 came out since it offered the first 'suedo-hybrid' (QWERTY keyboard with touchscreen). I have used the 9930 for 1 year now. A user purchasing a 9930 usually falls into the category of one who likes both the ability to use the QWERTY keyboard and use a touchscreen, so its evident that when Blackberry did their research, it is this exact group they were targeting since if it were just touchscreen advocates, then it would be only touchscreen, and the same reasoning goes for 'QWERTY keypad only' users. So, as with myself, I would consider the attraction of the 9930 to be one that is unique to Blackberry users, that is, as a hybrid device user that was accustomed to the QWERTY, yet desired the features of the touchscreen. This said, upon reviewing the opinions on whether their should be a utility/feature that allows disengagement of a Blackberry's touchscreen devices, I would agree that devices like the Blackberry Torch and Blackberry Playbook seem to be non-targets for such a utility/feature since they are considered purely touchscreen devices, and therefore the predisposition of a user , it would seem, is one that is focused purely on touchscreen. On the other hand, the 9930 user disposition is focused on both the QWERTY and touchscreen features, as is the case with me. With this distinguishing characteristic, I personally would like to see a feature/utility that temporarily allows the ability for a 9930 user to quickly disengage the touchscreen ability of the 9930. Reason being, I find myself predominantly using the QWERTY and other 'manual' features of the 9930 during my 'work' mode, and experience that the touchscreen features actually get in the way and even obstruct my efficiency due to having to concentrate on the placement of my fingers, pushing the 'lock' button at times (which lets be honest, its more to protect the touchscreen than the keypad), etc., whereas for personal use, I find myself using the touchscreen much more often. I believe that the design of the 9930 is very intuitive, and for this user, the combination of a QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen is very attractive and groundbreaking for Blackberry, yet with the addition of a simple feature of allowing a user (especially a business user, which RIM devices are tailored too), would 'complete' and maximize the efficiency of this device regarding the duel offering of QWERTY and touchscreen. Again, having this feature for purely touchscreen devices does not really make sense, but offering it for the 9930 does, since it would appeal to the disposition of 'choice' in having more control over the 'best of both worlds', that no doubt attracted the ardent user of this device in the first place. And I personally believe that the perspective of the 9930 fulfilling a 'transition' gap for previous Blackberry 'QWERTY only' devices, would evolve purely into a user base where the 9930 offers all things great in both features and control of those features. It is this device , and this device alone, that would not have its primary features obstructed through the addition of such a utility/feature. I would hope that RIM, or an App developer working with RIM, would consider my humble thoughts.