03-25-10 08:15 AM
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  1. uniquest's Avatar
    In your experience / opinion what Blackberry is the best for typing fast and accurately.

    I'm thinking the Bold 900 will get recommendations as well as the Curve's / and new Bold 9700?

    Am I correct in assuming the original Bold is RIM's best keyboard to date?
    03-24-10 04:28 PM
  2. fabuloso's Avatar
    Still is. Good enough for us men with large hands and can't deal with small keyboards like that of the 83xx, 89xx and 97xx series. Girly phones.
    03-24-10 04:32 PM
  3. jeffh's Avatar
    I used the 7250, 8830, and now 9630. Of them all, I preferred the 7250. But for a current phone, the Tour keyboard is fine. I haven't used a Bold so I can't compare them.
    03-24-10 04:34 PM
  4. snowindec9's Avatar
    bold 9000 without a doubt. best keyboard ever made by rim.
    03-24-10 04:35 PM
  5. fabuloso's Avatar
    The way I see it, I compare my Bold 9000 to this photo, with the small phone being all the small phones I hate.



    And I say Hate because I could not type fast or efficient enough that my big fingers got in the way causing me to punch small children and kick old people off their wheel chairs.
    03-24-10 04:40 PM
  6. ladybold's Avatar
    I type really fast on the Curve but since I got the Bold, it has sort of made me slow down a little. It's not bad, I really liked the clickety clicks of the Curve.
    03-24-10 04:46 PM
  7. jetisbac's Avatar
    If you can get used to it.. I would definetly have to say the Storm2 Using suretype. I have the storm and I prefer the click on it to the Storm 2.. Don't ask why. And I can type uberfast.. Faster than I do on the computer..
    03-24-10 04:57 PM
  8. papped's Avatar
    Pretty sure it would be the 9000, since it probably will remain the largest, physical keyboard on any BB device (unless they end up doing a landscape slider, which I hope not).
    03-24-10 05:20 PM
  9. eb81784's Avatar
    i always loved the 9000 keyboard, until i killed my phone accidentally last summer. the 9700 is the second best one for me
    03-24-10 06:10 PM
  10. rhoads00's Avatar
    Pretty much whatever you get used to is the best.
    03-24-10 06:13 PM
  11. hondateg91's Avatar
    The tour-type keyboards are the best and curve 8330 is next imo.
    03-24-10 06:19 PM
  12. EnergyPlus's Avatar
    This is going to vary from user to user as much as asking "which BB is best?" There are many factors that come in to play. For YEARS, I avoided BB completely because I could not, for the life of me, get accustomed to the physical keyboards. I wanted to like 'em, I tried, I even forced myself on occasion, to use it for a week or two at a time, but there simply was no love from me. I type over 80 WPM on a regular keyboard, so I felt like I was pretty sensitive to the whole concept in general.

    Then, right when the first iPhone came out, a client was showing me hers. I was impressed with the screen and asked if I could play with it (ok, let's not get in to iPhone comparisons here). It quickly became clear to me that a touchscreen approach had potential for me, though I was not a particular fan of that phone (or ATT for that matter). So, I held off and only used the keyboard on my BB when I had no other choice. Then the Storm came out and I jumped.....the keyboard on both my S1 and now my S2 makes typing relatively easy. It's not like my computer of course, but I can type lengthy emails and messages rather easily, so for me, "it's best." (for me..not for you, not for your mother/brother/father/sister/GF/BF or even BFF..just for me
    03-24-10 06:20 PM
  13. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    I just bought a 8707v of ebay just to do me until I get my storm 2 exchanged and let me tell you, I am pretty accurate and fast on this old school thing. Quite happy typing on it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-24-10 07:11 PM
  14. pilsbury's Avatar
    +1 for the 9000, the larger spacing between the keys makes it easier IMO
    03-24-10 07:13 PM
  15. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    I always liked the Pearl 8100 keyboard but that is a dated phone so of the current
    production models I'd have to give the nod to the Bold 9000.

    Now, when the new Pearl comes out this answer will change
    03-24-10 07:13 PM
  16. spiderhider's Avatar
    9000. Then 9700.

    Its just so easy to type on the 9000.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-24-10 07:23 PM
  17. dagda1's Avatar
    I have had all three 8310, 9000, and 9700 and I would definitely vote for the 9000. I love the 9700 but the keyboard on the 9000 reigns supreme.
    03-24-10 07:35 PM
  18. K Bear's Avatar
    I always liked the Pearl 8100 keyboard but that is a dated phone so of the current
    production models I'd have to give the nod to the Bold 9000.

    Now, when the new Pearl comes out this answer will change
    I have to agree with the Pearl. I can still type faster on my old 8120 than my 9700. I'm getting better with a full QWERTY keyboard, but I'm still not as proficient as with my 8120.
    03-24-10 08:54 PM
  19. Mamaluka's Avatar
    Still is. Good enough for us men with large hands and can't deal with small keyboards like that of the 83xx, 89xx and 97xx series. Girly phones.
    I agree with this. 9000 was/is for me, the best. And the girly phones lose in this department. I always mess us with my 9700 -GP

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-24-10 10:18 PM
  20. maxiang's Avatar
    The way I see it, I compare my Bold 9000 to this photo, with the small phone being all the small phones I hate.



    And I say Hate because I could not type fast or efficient enough that my big fingers got in the way causing me to punch small children and kick old people off their wheel chairs.
    Best post of the day!
    03-24-10 10:25 PM
  21. FYDave's Avatar
    I've gone through the 8100, the 8320, the 8900, the 9530, the 9630, and now I'm on the 9550.

    Out of all of those, typing on my Storm and Storm 2 are definitely my favorites.
    03-24-10 10:27 PM
  22. maxiang's Avatar
    I love the 9000 keyboard keyboard for prayer position...but drop down to one thumb and I prefer the 9700
    03-24-10 10:30 PM
  23. uniquest's Avatar
    Any Storm2 fans that can compare to Bold and/or iPhone typing?
    03-24-10 10:31 PM
  24. StAiChiLLiN's Avatar
    i agree with you. just so much room for your fingers to type away.
    03-24-10 11:22 PM
  25. thymaster's Avatar
    8830 world edition was my favorite for keyboard.
    03-25-10 12:50 AM
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