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  1. jjvd21's Avatar
    I was just upgraded by ATT from a Curve 8310 to a Bold. I love it so far, but I'm not used to the keypad where the letters are together compared to the spaced out effect of the 8310. For those of you that have had your Bold or have switched from the spaced out BB versions, were you able to learn to text / email as fast? I'm wondering if I should have asked for a 8900 instead of a Bold. Opinions welcomed. Thanks,
    08-02-09 04:41 AM
  2. Zh3nger's Avatar
    My previous phone was an iPhone before I swtiched to a Bold, but I have used my Blackberry 8700 for a while before. It didn't take long for me to get used to the spacing and the keys. It just takes a day or 2 to get use to it.

    I actually like these keys better then the Curve ones. They have a better feel to it and i like the spacing bars on the keys.
    08-02-09 04:55 AM
  3. bigwill5150's Avatar
    Not only will you get used to it, you'll probably become more proficient with the Bold keyboard. They upgraded the physical layout of the phone for the Bold. The Bold keyboard is outstanding. Once you get used to it you'll wonder why you waited to get it.
    08-02-09 06:22 AM
  4. Teek's Avatar
    Switching from a Curve also, it took me 2 days to fall in love with the Bold keyboard.
    Now when I toy with my Curve, it feels awkward.
    Give it a few days...
    08-02-09 06:40 AM
  5. keylewm's Avatar
    I also switched from the 8310 to the Bold. Immediately I was texting faster with the larger keyboard! Hang in there, youll come to love it!
    08-02-09 06:50 AM
  6. jubu's Avatar
    Fell in love in about 1 second with the Bold keyboard. It is so much better than the Curve's keys...I can't even think of going back.....

    Better in every way possible.
    08-02-09 09:38 AM
  7. RyanERussell's Avatar
    Did not think it was too bad... I went from Curve to iphone (i know..stupid) to bold...
    08-02-09 09:41 AM
  8. allover's Avatar
    The Bold has the best keyboard of any phone I have ever used. Most other people seem to agree, just give it a couple of days.
    08-02-09 09:46 AM
  9. Wsaund's Avatar
    It takes a little time but you will get there
    08-02-09 10:02 AM
  10. BoldinGA's Avatar
    I 100% agree with the other posters that have said the Bold has the best keyboard ever.
    08-02-09 10:39 AM
  11. thecollin's Avatar
    Bold kinda hugs your fingers as you type! I think it's glorious. Curve has more feedback.. but the bold is by far the best.
    08-02-09 10:43 AM
  12. jd914's Avatar
    No comparison, the Bolds keyboard is far superior than the Curves.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-02-09 10:58 AM
  13. xobrian's Avatar
    I went from an 8800 to the bold and loved the keyboard immediately. Its so much nicer to type on.

    I have tried the 8310 & 8900 and I can't stand the spaced out keys.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-02-09 11:40 AM
  14. cellinator's Avatar
    When I switched to the Bold from my Curve 8300 and I INSTANTLY fell in love with the keyboard. It's SO much easier to type on than the Curve.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-02-09 12:07 PM
  15. jjvd21's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses. I'll try to stick it out and get used to the keypad. I'm just a lot slower so I guess it will take time.
    08-02-09 12:30 PM
  16. TekDragon's Avatar
    Took me a few hours to get used to the feel of the keyboard, and another few weeks to get proficient with it to type quickly like I do on my 7200. I miss the key spacing, but love the look of it.
    08-02-09 12:44 PM
  17. avt123's Avatar
    I had the Curve 8330 before the Bold. Took me less than a few hours to get use to the Bolds keyboard. It is the best BB keyboard out IMHO.
    08-02-09 12:49 PM
  18. malespecies's Avatar
    My bold has keys placed quite different from computer keypads.
    eg: " z" is on the top row instead of bottom one. "y" comes in place of "z" in computer keypad!!! i wonder why they did that!

    but.. after a week, am getting used to it now.
    08-02-09 03:12 PM
  19. rick458's Avatar
    I think the Bars make a big difference to center your fingers onto the keys.
    I type MUCH faster on my Bold than the wifes Curve 8900.
    08-02-09 03:37 PM
  20. vbev84's Avatar
    My bold has keys placed quite different from computer keypads.
    eg: " z" is on the top row instead of bottom one. "y" comes in place of "z" in computer keypad!!! i wonder why they did that!

    but.. after a week, am getting used to it now.
    my bold keypad is what i would call the north american version (?), which is the exact opposite of yours, however my t-mobile 8900 keypad is t-mobile germany, which has the "z" and "y" buttons switched, maybe you have that type.

    However i think the BOLD keypad is the easiest to use, i switch between the two phones and i am more proficient with my BOLD.
    08-02-09 03:37 PM
  21. mike9876's Avatar
    i have the 8900 and can type pretty fast on it, but love playing around with my friends bbery bold...its much easier to type faster on it, thinking about switching myself!
    08-02-09 04:46 PM
  22. skyjackal's Avatar
    Not only will you get used to it, you'll probably become more proficient with the Bold keyboard. They upgraded the physical layout of the phone for the Bold. The Bold keyboard is outstanding. Once you get used to it you'll wonder why you waited to get it.
    Agree 100% here. I also came from an 8310 and got used to the keyboard very quickly. Also became more proficient. Now when I jump on a Curve I can't believe how superior the Bold keypad is. You have to experience it to get the full effect so stick with the Bold!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-02-09 04:51 PM
  23. maxiang's Avatar
    I also went from an 8310 to the Bold and it took a couple of weeks to get used to the keyboard but now I'm spoiled and can't use anything else I've been test driving an 8900 for almost a month, long enough to get used to the keyboard, and I like it. If I had gone from the 8310 to the 8900 I wouldn't have had a second thought. However, as soon as I fired up my Bold and started typing something out I was like "my god, what was I thinking!" The 8900's going back tomorrow

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-02-09 09:25 PM
  24. PwnCakes193's Avatar
    Whenever I tried the 8900 it seemed like I would like it. I like punchier keys though :/

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-02-09 09:59 PM
  25. Raven Valkyrie's Avatar
    I took days to get use to it..

    But now, bold keypad is the best after all
    08-02-09 10:08 PM
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