1. emraldgtr1's Avatar
    Can someone please compare the Bold 9900 keyboard vs. the Bold 9000 keyboard. I'm reading that there's a lot of complaints about the 9900's keyboard (too clicky/loud/echo). Does the 6% increase in keyboard size really make a noticeable difference, for the good? Does the 9000 still remain the best keyboard? Please tell.

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    08-11-11 01:01 AM
  2. calicocat2010's Avatar
    08-11-11 01:14 AM
  3. Noobie101's Avatar
    i just tested my 9000 and i noticed a difference 9900 way nicer. that 6% makes a difference but the 9000 doesn't have the weird sounds the 9900 makes. when i exchange tomorrow or day after i will post to let you know if the issues I'm having with 9900 are resolved or not.
    08-11-11 01:15 AM
  4. habs_fan's Avatar
    I would assume that the "click" sound is because the device is new and the keyboard needs to be played with

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    08-11-11 07:08 AM
  5. Masahiro's Avatar
    The 9000 keyboard felt a little mushier, although I've never had my own to really play with. The 9900 is a little more "clacky", and it actually feels really nice. As for the size difference, if you put them side by side, you'll notice that the gap between the keys has been reduced on the 9900, compared to the 9000.
    08-11-11 07:13 AM
  6. emraldgtr1's Avatar
    Calicocat, I didn't see anything in that link in regards to keyboard comparison.

    Noobie, thanks. I would appreciate it!

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    08-11-11 07:13 AM
  7. jhamilton3#CB's Avatar
    As long as its pretty close to the 9000's I'll be more than happy.
    08-11-11 07:38 AM
  8. Anatomy's Avatar
    Clicky sound is different but I kind of like it.

    I think that if someone is content with the features and limitations of the 9000 it wouldn't be worth upgrading for the new keyboard alone. They are too similar. That said, if you're coming from the 9000 you'll be blown away by this phone!

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    08-11-11 08:02 AM
  9. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    My 9700 got a lot softer after some use, I have a spare one that I haven't used much (insurance didn't ask for it back ) and the keyboard is a lot firmer on it. Give it time.

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    08-11-11 08:10 AM
  10. olblueyez's Avatar
    Keyboard on my 9000 was stiffer and louder when new. After a month or so it became a little more mushy and the sound and the sound became softer and not as loud. I am going to assume this will happen with the 9900 as well. I have no reason to think other wise.

    I prefer the 9000 keyboard after it had run in. "Clacky" as you describe is exactly what diminished as the keyboard changed when it was new. After the initial change it had remained the same ever since.
    Last edited by olblueyez; 08-11-11 at 08:15 AM.
    08-11-11 08:11 AM
  11. Seijuro's Avatar
    even if it wouldnt become any softer, would that be annoying?
    cuz everywhere else i read that it's really not an issue and that people rather kind of like it and that its the best keyboard to date
    08-11-11 08:14 AM
  12. greggebhardt's Avatar
    No doubt they are different. My 9000 keyboard is mushy and soft compared to the 9900 which is crisp and clicky. I think that RIM went to overkill to make sure there was no stuttering and has used a very strong membrane under the keys on the 9900.

    It does click but no so loud your spouse will catch you!
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    08-11-11 08:14 AM
  13. dkonigs's Avatar
    It'll be interesting to see how I find the 9900 keyboard, having previously used a 9000 (and currently on a 9700). Before the 9000, I was using an 8820, which (still) feels "clickier" than any of these other keyboards. The 9000 actually felt kinda mushy to me when I first tried it. (Of course it still feels better than the 9700.)
    08-11-11 08:18 AM
  14. olblueyez's Avatar
    Like I said before people, the keyboard WILL break-in.

    The only thing you will learn from comparing a 3 yeard old 9000 to a new 9900 is what the new keyboard will feel like after it has been run in. Not the difference between the two.

    The 9000 was loud and annoying (Clacky) when it was new. That is because RIM knows the membrane will soften with use. That same knowledge was applied to the 9900 to provide the same end results they achieved with the 9000. If not, then the 9900 would be too soft and lack tactile feel after breaking in.
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    08-11-11 08:20 AM
  15. Noobie101's Avatar
    i know it loud but you think the metal sounding spring noise will go away? doesn't sound like the other buttons sounds wrong to me? should i give it a little bit? or just exchange?
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    08-11-11 10:30 AM
  16. olblueyez's Avatar
    Doesn't sound like the other buttons sounds wrong to me?
    Some of the buttons on your 9900 sound different OR your 9900 keypad sounds different than other Blackberry keypads you have used in the past?

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    08-11-11 10:57 AM
  17. Noobie101's Avatar
    Doesn't sound like other buttons on my 9900. Its like 4 buttons sound wrong. They make the click which I like don't mind it being loud but they also make a ting metal spring noise.

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    08-11-11 11:12 AM
  18. olblueyez's Avatar
    Take it back, they should all sound the same.

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    08-12-11 02:31 PM
  19. baller16's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    The buttons on the left side of the trackpad like the menu button seem stiff, is anyone else experiencing this problem?

    Thanks
    08-13-11 01:00 PM
  20. dhan_shh's Avatar
    Both 9000 and 9900 keyboards are almost similar and good!


    08-13-11 02:08 PM
  21. WrightWords's Avatar
    Moved from 9000 to 9900 few weeks ago. I thought it was just the difference in a case making a difference in my typing - but today I tried out the old 9000 and the 9900 and ... the 6% difference spread the keyboard out just enough to set me off. dang

    I LOVED that 9000 for all but the low onboard memory and the trackball ...
    11-13-11 04:34 PM
  22. Najo's Avatar
    Moved from 9000 to 9900 few weeks ago. I thought it was just the difference in a case making a difference in my typing - but today I tried out the old 9000 and the 9900 and ... the 6% difference spread the keyboard out just enough to set me off. dang

    I LOVED that 9000 for all but the low onboard memory and the trackball ...
    I still call the 9000 king, for it's time it was an amazing device, it set a benchmark that RIM will continue to try to match.

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    11-13-11 04:38 PM
  23. Pilchard's Avatar
    My 9900 keyboard is much nicer than my 9000 keyboard. It's subjective, naturally, but it just feels better and it's noticeably larger.
    11-13-11 05:20 PM
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