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  1. slowsteve's Avatar
    Just upgraded from classic. It's taking little time to get used to wider keyboard. How long will learning curve take?

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    06-25-15 11:36 PM
  2. joshua_sx1's Avatar
    5 minutes... or less...

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    06-25-15 11:59 PM
  3. rebroker2009's Avatar
    Depends on the person, a day to two weeks

    Blackberry Passport running 10.3.2.798
    06-26-15 12:01 AM
  4. Zeridialous's Avatar
    I moved from the Classic to the Passport and found that it only took me an hour or two in order to adjust to the difference in keyboard layout and felt fully comfortable after a day or so.

    The biggest adjustment for me was the lack of a physical Shift key and the missing Alt key, however once you get used to the Shift key being on the screen and learning the keyboard gestures/pressing @123 on the screen to access symbols I find it's not an issue... in fact, when I set the Classic up for my better half I found myself trying to swipe down on the keyboard to access the symbols and had one of those "oh wait..." moments.

    Of course your mileage may vary depending on your personal learning style and preferences, the best advice I can give you is to explore the gestures and everything else that the Passport has to offer. Once you're used to it, there's really no going back.

    Also, as with any BlackBerry, make sure you take advantage of Word Substitution under Settings > Language and Input > Prediction and Correction > Word Substitution. Add custom shortcuts for frequently used phrases and words, it'll save you time typing.

    Enjoy your new BlackBerry Passport!
    06-26-15 12:02 AM
  5. slowsteve's Avatar
    I moved from the Classic to the Passport and found that it only took me an hour or two in order to adjust to the difference in keyboard layout and felt fully comfortable after a day or so.

    The biggest adjustment for me was the lack of a physical Shift key and the missing Alt key, however once you get used to the Shift key being on the screen and learning the keyboard gestures/pressing @123 on the screen to access symbols I find it's not an issue... in fact, when I set the Classic up for my better half I found myself trying to swipe down on the keyboard to access the symbols and had one of those "oh wait..." moments.

    Of course your mileage may vary depending on your personal learning style and preferences, the best advice I can give you is to explore the gestures and everything else that the Passport has to offer. Once you're used to it, there's really no going back.

    Also, as with any BlackBerry, make sure you take advantage of Word Substitution under Settings > Language and Input > Prediction and Correction > Word Substitution. Add custom shortcuts for frequently used phrases and words, it'll save you time typing.

    Enjoy your new BlackBerry Passport!
    Thank you for the great reply!

    Posted via CB10
    06-26-15 12:19 AM
  6. Morten's Avatar
    5 minutes... or less...

    took me about 15 minutes - coming from Z30
    06-26-15 12:28 AM
  7. SK122387's Avatar
    It took me a few weeks to really feel comfortable on it. I had a Q10 and Z10 and Z30 prior to the Passport.
    Last edited by SK122387; 06-26-15 at 12:58 AM.
    06-26-15 12:38 AM
  8. thymaster's Avatar
    It came naturally when I was testing it in the store.

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    06-26-15 01:13 AM
  9. symbotier's Avatar
    My experience coming from a Q10 was that I got 90% there in just a few days. But getting that last 10% of speed and accuracy with the PP keyboard took weeks, even months.

    I mean things like instinctively swiping down to get the symbols then using the keyboard again instead of reaching up to the screen.



    Posted from my Passport
    06-26-15 01:28 AM
  10. Draven2666's Avatar
    Personally, it took me a couple hours. Also with the virtual keyboard line, I find myself faster at typing as I am not looking for punctuation marks. I know what they are.

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    06-26-15 01:34 AM
  11. aha's Avatar
    Equal to how long you fell in love with your passport... not the crippy way, but the healthy relationship a human can have with a smartphone... Ok that may have made it worse

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.680
    06-26-15 01:56 AM
  12. dualpassport's Avatar
    About 6 months to really get used to it

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    06-26-15 02:30 AM
  13. Trauma Surgeon's Avatar
    6 months?! Maybe 1 month.

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    06-26-15 02:53 AM
  14. royabsa's Avatar
    It came naturally when I was testing it in the store.

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    Same here. I think it differs but usually within a week and you'll be just fine.

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    06-26-15 08:38 AM
  15. thatplaybookguy's Avatar
    Like a baby duck to water, almost immediately.
    06-26-15 08:58 AM
  16. blambtn's Avatar
    Took me about a week. But I am getting faster everyday. I think the hardest part for me was figuring out which way to hold it to be more productive. I have tried several different grips but have finally settled in with one.

    Posted via Passport
    06-26-15 09:06 AM
  17. dale-c's Avatar
    I went from a z10 to a Passport. Only took me a couple of days at most.
    I really thought it would be awkward but it wasn't. 6 months in, I think I still type slower than the z10 slightly, but I am so much more accurate that the result is much quicker overall typing.

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    06-26-15 09:39 AM
  18. ty88's Avatar
    I went from Q10 to Passport. Took just a few days for me. Passport is a
    Awesome phone! Enjoy


    Posted via CB10
    06-26-15 10:10 AM
  19. Mmickel Abraham's Avatar
    For me it took a week. Just to hold it, and take it with me everywhere.

    Posted via CB10
    06-26-15 10:28 AM
  20. dualpassport's Avatar
    6 months?! Maybe 1 month.

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    The virtual keybard was the issue + I frequently mistype numbers

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    06-26-15 11:13 AM
  21. 93Aero's Avatar
    It took me about a week, I even had buyers remorse. There were times before I got a bookcase cover style case that the phone would actually tip over backwards bottom over top out of my hands because of it feeling top heavy.
    I came from the 9310 8530 curve line, 9810 to 9900 then Q10 all smaller narrow phones. So coming from those the Passport did take a bit of time to get used to.
    But now I never put this thing down, it's like my 9900 on steroids!
    Stick with it you'll love it just as much as I love mine.

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.680 Q10SQN100-5/10.3.1.2576 Posted via CB
    06-26-15 09:41 PM
  22. nelsonpml's Avatar
    Hours. As soon as I realized I was able to type with my whole finger and not just the tip or using the nails, a whole world of fast and accuracy typing was revealed to me.

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    06-26-15 09:47 PM
  23. tfitzpat03's Avatar
    It took me a few days. I had to get used to the virtual part of the keyboard. The physical buttons just came natural to me because of my use of previous keyboard blackberries.

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    06-26-15 10:26 PM
  24. digitamer's Avatar
    I just upgraded from classic two days ago. And I personally got use to it within a day of use. I would say two or three days you'll get get the hang of it.

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    06-26-15 11:41 PM
  25. slowsteve's Avatar
    Hours. As soon as I realized I was able to type with my whole finger and not just the tip or using the nails, a whole world of fast and accuracy typing was revealed to me.

    Posted via CB10
    Holy crap! How come no one else has said this to me before.

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    06-27-15 12:07 AM
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