Keyboard moves side to side
I got my 9300 today and as I was used to the 9900 keyboard (long story - I had to return the device as it wasn't mine) I am just wondering if it is normal for the Curve keyboard to be clicky, and move from side to side if I run my thumb over it?
I think this is a really nice phone and will do me well until BB10 comes out!
Thanks for your input!
- 06-09-2012, 02:23 AM #3
I noticed something with my 2 Curve 9300s. If you have OS5 on it the keyboard is a bit stiff. If BB6 is pre-installed then the keypad is softer and more on the wobbly side.
It's normal for Curves to have these kinds of keyboards. Some people absolutely love their keyboards and the Curve ranks 3rd on my list for the best keyboard on a BlackBerry IMHO.BlackBerry is my phone of choice. No other phone gives me the same experience that BlackBerry does .
Yes, my curve has OS6 installed. The entire keyboard moves fromn side to side a few milimetres. But every single key works so I am not too concerned.
I just wasn't sure if that was normal and I hope the keyboard lasts as I do a of a lot of typing and this style of keyboard is really growing on me!
- 06-09-2012, 08:29 PM #5
Then that's normal. To have it move from side to side a bit is something that RIM did to make the keyboard a little easier to type on. Hope you'll have a blast with your 9300! Sure had a great time with 3 Curves hahaBlackBerry is my phone of choice. No other phone gives me the same experience that BlackBerry does .
Thank you for your reply!
How come RIM decided to do that? Did they do it on all the 9300's? I don't see how it makes the typing easier. What was it like before?
I hope to get some good use out of this Curve and then to order a BB10 keyboard device when they are released!
- 06-10-2012, 09:01 AM #7
Well I'm not completely sure if all of the 9300 Curve models are like that. Like I said I noticed that 9300s with OS5 shipped had a stiffer keyboard, while the 9300s with OS6 had a looser keyboard. Noticed that when my old 9300 broke and they replaced it with a new one.
For the ease of typing it delivers a better experience because it's not as tiring to type on. A small amount of force is needed compared to a larger amount of force. I like it softer because it kinda helps with speed and comfort. I noticed that my fingers began to ache when I typed on the 9300 with OS5 because I type pretty fast too haha.
Well before it was very uncomfortable IMHO. I didn't like it "that" much until I got the one with OS6 in the box. My fingers didn't ache as much after I replaced mine.BlackBerry is my phone of choice. No other phone gives me the same experience that BlackBerry does .
That's very interesting! I have noticed on other Curve's the keyboard is like this and moves from side to side. If it makes it easier to type on (I haven't tried a Curve with a stiff keyboard) then I suppose it is a good idea! I wonder if all the new OS7 Curve's have the same "loose" keyboard or do those have a stiff and solid one!
I am slowly getting better at typing on this phone!!! :-D
- 06-10-2012, 09:56 AM #9
I tried the 9360's keyboard and it's not like the 9300's. It's not stiff at all, but it's not wobbly either. It's a better keyboard IMO. Solid yet comfortable. I can't yet decide if the 9300's is better :/ It's an enigma choosing between two of my favorite Curves.
I just chose the cost saving alternative lolBlackBerry is my phone of choice. No other phone gives me the same experience that BlackBerry does .
As long as the wobbly/moving keyboard isn't a sign that it is going to break anytime soon, I'll learn to live with it!
Yes! I think of what I did with my 9900 and I loved it. But when I had to go and buy my own BlackBerry, it was clear that this Curve does absolutely everything I did on my old device! And I saved so much money on buying this!