10-02-10 10:54 AM
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  1. greyd's Avatar
    the old trackball..I SURE DO!!! I wish the Torch had one. Unfortunately, I also wish the Torch's keyboard was a little thicker...it seems almost like an afterthought... still trying it out though. I've only had it for 5 days or so.
    09-28-10 10:01 PM
  2. xandermac's Avatar
    El Oh El to the trackball! But I do agree on the keyboard, it's super thin but that's the nature of the formfactor I'm afraid.

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    09-28-10 10:03 PM
  3. tedzone's Avatar
    miss the trackball? NO WAY. lol :-)

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    09-28-10 10:15 PM
  4. Croft250's Avatar
    I don't miss it at all!! The one on my Curve 8310 always got stuck and I had to replace it twice and I took extremely good care of my phone. I do wish the keyboard was thicker though but like xandermac said it's the nature of the formfactor,

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    09-28-10 10:21 PM
  5. anon(13322)'s Avatar
    Noooooo way!!! I wonder if I was the only one who used to HATE when the trackball got dirty and turn colors over time. Ugh. No more trackballs. Ever!
    09-28-10 10:35 PM
  6. folding's Avatar
    I still use the trackball and cant wait 2 days until Rogers releases the torch and I never have to touch a trackball ever again.
    09-28-10 10:37 PM
  7. ekbeegl's Avatar
    Miss it? Not really, it some cases it provided a little more precision, and who can forget the ability to change the color or the track ball with a sharpie? But having it constantly getting gummed up, or heaven forbid you used it after eating potato chips, the grease would make it unusable for min-hours.

    so nope don't miss it a bit. and yes wish the keyboard was thicker or the keys less recessed
    09-28-10 10:38 PM
  8. Stein357's Avatar
    Uh, no. I don't!

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    09-28-10 10:51 PM
  9. epiguards's Avatar
    Never want to see another Trackball as long as I live.
    09-28-10 10:57 PM
  10. omi10468's Avatar
    Never ever
    09-28-10 11:01 PM
  11. laollis's Avatar
    Yuck. Hate the trackball.
    09-28-10 11:38 PM
  12. kevintech's Avatar
    I don't miss not being able to scroll down
    09-28-10 11:58 PM
  13. folding's Avatar
    I don't miss not being able to scroll down
    Just started happening to me today...
    09-29-10 12:03 AM
  14. kevintech's Avatar
    Just started happening to me today...
    You can try cleaning it. That didn't work for me, so I just ordered a new trackball set, and it felt so liberating being able to scroll all ways.
    09-29-10 12:10 AM
  15. miketko's Avatar
    i dont know if i should laugh or cry when i saw this post. just sold my 9700 as i will be grabbing the 9800 on the 30th so in the meantime i am using my 8310 and the damn track ball wont scroll down!!! F me
    09-29-10 12:17 AM
  16. WilsongsX's Avatar
    Never want to see another Trackball as long as I live.
    Amen to THAT!!!

    A bad trackball killed my Bold.

    Love the new "pads" instead.
    09-29-10 12:40 AM
  17. KahneFan's Avatar
    i dont know if i should laugh or cry when i saw this post. just sold my 9700 as i will be grabbing the 9800 on the 30th so in the meantime i am using my 8310 and the damn track ball wont scroll down!!! F me
    Just use the touchscreen... oh wait
    09-29-10 12:40 AM
  18. macallik's Avatar
    I don't miss the trackball and it getting dirty either..
    09-29-10 01:15 AM
  19. IchigoMochi's Avatar
    The trackball on my 9000, 8310, and 8110 would lock up at the worst possible time. I remember having to make a quick call and pulling hand sanitizer and a tissue out of my bag to make it scroll around properly. Dear gawd...never again.
    09-29-10 02:31 AM
  20. xandermac's Avatar
    I have an 8220, 8320 and the 9000 (which I use quite a lot to be honest) and I've found a good soaking in bleach keeps the trackball nice and workie. I also have a pack of 10 replacements tho, I suppose that should be an indication of just how bad that trackball idea really was!

    Still. now the android users get to deal with them. The G1 and the Nexus both have the exact same trackball hardware.
    Last edited by xandermac; 09-29-10 at 06:09 AM.
    09-29-10 06:06 AM
  21. sookster54's Avatar
    No! hair or dust on trackball = no fun, I did think the trackball was a neat concept when it first came out but when trackpads came along it woke me up.
    09-29-10 06:09 AM
  22. Goldfinch's Avatar
    When I first touched the ruby red track pad of the Torch - all remorse of abandonning the 8310 went straight out the window! Love the combination of track pad and touch screen. There was many a time when something caught under that track ball and I could only scroll up or scroll down.

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    09-29-10 06:18 AM
  23. jeffreii's Avatar
    I do miss the trackball.

    Sure it's not as slick and it's subject to more problems...

    ...but my 9000 trackball never had a single issue in the nearly two years I used it. It also offered more precision than the trackpad - especially in humid conditions.
    09-29-10 08:51 AM
  24. carey965's Avatar
    i miss the old scroll wheel
    09-29-10 09:21 AM
  25. mtnbiker0755's Avatar
    No way! The trackpad is way better! BTW, you will get used to the thinner keyboard. Was my 9000's better? Yes. Do I notice much of a difference a month later? No.
    09-29-10 09:24 AM
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