- 12-07-12, 11:42 AM #27
It looks to be very likely that the N-series will not host a track pad. but we shouldn't hate the idea. but embrace it.
the people in RIM are not idiots. We need to trust in them that the N-series will be perfect.
They know what qwerty users are looking for in a phone, and I trust they will provide us with the best user experience.
- 12-07-12, 05:24 PM #29
- 12-08-12, 11:40 AM #30
It's not so difficult. You can double tap on the word which highlights it completely and retype it. Heck if you tap on a word that is incorrectly spelled it will give you a drop down of corrections. Again, the trackpad served a great purpose for the time we lived in but these days it's not necessary anymore. So yes maybe for a task here and there for 1% of the phone's use a trackpad is the best but for the other 99% nothing is more precise than using your fingers.
- CrackBerry User
12-13-12, 06:56 AM #33
- 17 Posts
Although I totally agree with the fact that the trackpad is an amazing feature, I think that we should wait before express regret.
The trackpad was designed for an old OS, and it was the only possible way to move around and interact with the phone.
BB10 (and I'd like to remember, it's not simply a new phone but it's an entire environment) is designed differently, with a new idea in mind, a totally different experience.
As I said, I love the trackpad on my 9900 and I'd love to see a N-series with it, but I'm sure I'll not miss it.........after a while at least.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-13-12, 09:35 AM #34
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Trackpad or bust. I will stick with my 9900 if there is no trackpad on the N. If I read in the forums that precise selection is easy on the N, I will play around with one and see for myself before considering buying one. Rumor has it there will be no keyboard shortcuts either. That seems a bit ridiculous, but then again so is no trackpad IMHO.
- 12-13-12, 12:37 PM #35
- 12-15-12, 06:47 AM #38
The nice thing about the advent of the bigger screen is a quick flick, expand the screen a tad, and text becomes easy to highlight and select. Do I miss some occasionally? Yes, but I did with the trackpad, too. Folks, the only way you don't adapt is to close your mind to change. If you take a minute or a few hundred to learn your device, the easier things become.
- 12-15-12, 01:27 PM #39
- 12-15-12, 03:57 PM #40
I thought getting rid of the trackpad was a huge mistake. And frankly, I don't like the look of the N because it looks like it's missing something.
That said.....I have been using my iPhone and now my SGIII almost exclusively....only use my BB for my *one* BBM contact I've got left....and I'm amazed how easy the transition to an all touchscreen was. No problem at all. So I don't think the missing trackpad will be a deal breaker at all.
But still....I prefer the L to the N.
I may end up just being an all touchscreen person all the time.
- 12-15-12, 04:11 PM #41
The TrackPad is nice but its also one of things most phones are moving away. The only problem I have ever had with my Blackberry was stuff getting stuck under the trackpad which is one of the drawbacks of a trackpad. I love using the touch screen on my families Kindle Fire if RIM does it right the Trackpad wont be that missed.
- 12-15-12, 04:47 PM #42
Okay guys, I'm just a 15 year old kid and I bet most people wouldn't care about what I'm just about to say.
However, I was at phones4u the other day (or TheCarphoneWarehouse, can't remember which one I was at), and a RIM guy with a BlackBerry hoodie came in and was updating the firmware on the PBs and told me how he came to train the staff about BB 10
Cut the crap short, he said that he isn't allowed to tell me, but HE SAID THE TRACKPAD WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SOME DEVICES.
His exact words ^
Not sure how far that is true, whether he was making it up, getting a customer to stay, or anything of that sort, as he wasn't some executive of RIM, but yeah, it's got me thinking.
Well? Tell me what you guys think
- 12-15-12, 05:18 PM #43
It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility in order to differentiate between the curve and bold equivalent they offer a non touch screen version with a stripped down version of OS10. That could be your trackpad version. And that's just if the info above is correct.
- 12-15-12, 07:10 PM #44
Hopefully that is the case, as I can't see them going too low spec wise, for the other devices from the N and L series devices, as RIM has said that they want the BB10 experience to be the same across the board on all of their devices. We do know that there will be 3 keyboard phones (N-Series (Bold), R-Series (Curve), and one un-name line (could be the M-Series - slider). My course of action will be to wait for all the devices to be release to see if there is going to be trackpad on anyone one of them, as the thought of using a touchscreen is not going to work for me.
- 12-16-12, 02:08 AM #47
The trackpad is dead.. To include it would second guess their new software design. I think its awesome input tech, but BB 7.1 will remain around for some time if you must. I'm sure considerations have since made for new methods of selection.
We can all decide if we truly miss it once we use it. Some must have hated the wheel to trackball, then to trackpad transition.
Often it is hard to imagine a new way to do something until we do.
- 12-16-12, 04:54 AM #48
The trackpad is amazing for cut, copy and paste, but otherwise, it really isn't ALL so convenient as everyone makes it sound.
The reason people admire the trackpad is its PRECISION.
If RIM can create an alternative method of having the same precision as the trackpad, then we're good to go.
I know, I posted that a RIM trainee told me that some devices will have the trackpad, and it'll definitely be a bonus if it is present, but I'm just stating the possibilities.
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