1. bowwie's Avatar
    I upgraded from the Pearl to a Tour. I've noticed that the keys on the Tour are much firmer than on the Pearl, almost to the point of being uncomfortable to type long messages. Do the keys on QWERTY Blackberries soften-up over time?
    07-18-09 09:22 AM
  2. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    I'm sure they will, I came from a Pearl too, I like the QWERTY keyboard...
    07-18-09 09:25 AM
  3. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    It doesn't bother me too much. I definately can't type as fast and at times miss the bigger keys of the Pearl. All worth it though for the full qwerty.

    Have you guys ever accidently tried to "suretype" on your Tour? ie. where you have to type a word with an "r" followed by an "e" but end up hitting the same key twice?
    07-18-09 09:33 AM
  4. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    It doesn't bother me too much. I definately can't type as fast and at times miss the bigger keys of the Pearl. All worth it though for the full qwerty.

    Have you guys ever accidently tried to "suretype" on your Tour? ie. where you have to type a word with an "r" followed by an "e" but end up hitting the same key twice?
    The first day or two, I'm starting to get better on the full QWERTY board with each day that passes...
    07-18-09 09:35 AM
  5. thepanttherlady's Avatar
    I went from a Curve to the Tour and even those keys are different. Believe it or not, I actually like the keys on the Tour MUCH better than the Curve!

    And yes, over time the keys do loosen up a bit. Depends on how much you abuse them.
    07-18-09 09:49 AM
  6. criffus's Avatar
    I switched from a Pearl to a Tour. After a day with the Tour I am regretting it so far.
    I guess I have short fingers, or something. The Tour just seems very heavy to me and large. It's very slippery too.

    I am the village idi0t also, as I had bought a Tour on day 1 of it's availability- got ticked off at the fact that I now had to pay $20 for Sprint BES services (somehow I didn't pay before -mistake maybe?) and returned the phone to a Sprint store and got a Palm Pre. Big mistake there... I hated that thing. (too many reasons to list...) So, I ate crow and had them send me another Tour.
    They will think I'm a true mental case if I try to take this Tour back...

    I suppose I should give it a few more days anyway... I miss my Pearl though....
    07-23-09 02:03 PM
  7. JR_Rider's Avatar
    I went from a Curve to the Tour and even those keys are different. Believe it or not, I actually like the keys on the Tour MUCH better than the Curve!

    And yes, over time the keys do loosen up a bit. Depends on how much you abuse them.
    I was gonna say...has the original poster ever used a 8330 curve?? Now those are some hard keys...you can hear them being depressed every time....The Tour on the other hand has a much quiter keyboard with keys that I think are easier to press...
    07-23-09 03:47 PM
  8. Teksu's Avatar
    my pearl was great...

    ...but i dont miss it. the tour pwns it
    07-23-09 03:59 PM
  9. domestic violence's Avatar
    i dont know about the thumbs- but the other night, i was typing quite a bit and, on my right hand- my pinkie, ring and middle fingers were all just about 'locked' from holding/typing so long
    07-23-09 04:16 PM
  10. wth1973's Avatar
    I also came from the pearl I'm getting better at the key board every day I sure love the extra memory space

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    07-23-09 04:33 PM
  11. sin1134's Avatar
    id have thought the smaller trackball wouldve contributed to that more being smaller and all, more rotations and all that...unless you like 90 sensitivity and thats if it works...

    key board is countoured perfect on each corner just facing inward...IDK seems perfect other than when typing if you tap the trackball from having to increase sensitivity it makes the cursor go back or forward and mess up your spelling while typing....
    Last edited by sin1134; 07-23-09 at 04:49 PM. Reason: slipping finger
    07-23-09 04:46 PM
  12. mjs31's Avatar
    Practice practice practice. That is for those coming over from the Suretype pearl keyboard. You can get really fast on the qwerty boards, but you must know the keyboard layout. I can type very fast, but I know the keys on a regular keyboard which really helps.

    As for the firmness, I noticed the same thing. I also notice the slickness mentioned. I will say that I do like this keyboard better than my Curve though. I definately like it better than the pearl. Pearl was great for typing, but eventually it can get frustrating when it just does not get what you want to type.
    07-23-09 05:07 PM
  13. patseg2's Avatar
    me and my dad got the tour on the same day. and when i play with his i feel like the keys need to be pushed a lot harder than mine and his trackball doesn't move as smoothly as mine. Me texting and just overall using the phone much more as him made mine loosen up. So yes the keyboard and trackball loosen up over time.
    07-23-09 05:17 PM
  14. karmonie's Avatar
    I think it will... I came from a pearl too, had a hard time with the kayboar the first day but getting much better each day with use...love this keyboard though, I was just too used to the pearl.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-23-09 06:19 PM
  15. Arninetyes's Avatar
    I may be mistaken, but I seem to recall 'Blackberry thumb' being caused by heavy use of the old track wheel.
    07-23-09 06:38 PM
  16. tjgrey's Avatar
    BB thumb def more on the Tour...I just switched from a worn-in Pearl. And there are twice as many keys to hit on the QWERTY hence more contact.

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    07-23-09 06:43 PM
  17. mickleman52's Avatar
    i also switched from a pearl to a tour, and I'm still getting used to the keys on the tour. This is my first full qwerty (almost misspelled that man do i feel dumb) blackberry and i can see once i get used to it i will love it. The only thing that i have found to happen is i push 2 keys at once quit a bit.
    07-23-09 08:15 PM
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