10-01-10 01:40 AM
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  1. LuvMyBB's Avatar
    I know I sometimes miss mine. The feel and tactile feedback were great, and unlike many, I never had a problem with sticky track-balls, dirty track-balls, getting my track-balls stuck, or track-balls that were unresponsive.

    However, the trackpad is much easier on my thumb.
    09-29-10 03:48 PM
  2. rrrebo's Avatar
    Not in the least. Once I adapted to the trackpad, I couldn't ever go back. Trying to use my old 8300 is painful to me now.
    09-29-10 04:00 PM
  3. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    Agree with rebo. There's nothing I miss about the trackball, especially how loud it is!
    09-29-10 04:02 PM
  4. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Never, ever miss mine from the old Curve 8330. Although the phone served me well, the trackball got yucky and the replacements were way too dicey.
    09-29-10 04:03 PM
  5. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    This thread got locked for one reason or another earlier .....


    http://forums.crackberry.com/f2/do-y...-balls-534113/

    Assumed it was because of the title. This one might stick around.
    09-29-10 04:17 PM
  6. syb0rg's Avatar
    Assumed it was because of the title. This one might stick around.
    possible and they did reword everything.....

    i guess i'll delete my post.....
    09-29-10 04:19 PM
  7. Rootbrian's Avatar
    I don't miss mine, they're always hanging around :P

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-29-10 04:41 PM
  8. SwsFoe's Avatar
    Title made me lol
    09-29-10 04:42 PM
  9. LuvMyBB's Avatar
    No, they didn't reword it. I just reposted it. Couldn't believe anyone would take it that literally or take offense.

    After all, this IS a BlackBerry forum, and some BlackBerries DO have sticky, dirty, unresponsive little balls, don't they?
    09-29-10 06:56 PM
  10. m3ch3ll's Avatar
    Not at all, I've had problems with them sticking and I'd have to rub some alcohol on it. I have had no problems with my trackpad and wouldn't go back
    09-29-10 07:37 PM
  11. burninbob433's Avatar
    I know I sometimes miss mine. The feel and tactile feedback were great, and unlike many, I never had a problem with sticky track-balls, dirty track-balls, getting my track-balls stuck, or track-balls that were unresponsive.

    However, the trackpad is much easier on my thumb.
    Went from 9000 to 9800, and don't miss the trackball at all!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-29-10 08:22 PM
  12. T
    I don't miss my trackball ... I still have it!
    09-29-10 08:48 PM
  13. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    I miss taking out and replacing it to time to time.. lol NO WAY! Don't miss it at all ..
    09-29-10 09:06 PM
  14. emumom90's Avatar
    Um yeah I miss it.... Like a toothache!
    09-29-10 09:07 PM
  15. powderbanks's Avatar
    i don't. i live at the beach and teach surf lessons in the summer. so combined, i spend a lot of time in the sand. the ball used to get stuck a lot from sand...now with the trackpad. no issues
    09-29-10 09:10 PM
  16. SmakBerry's Avatar
    I thought I'd miss it when I went to the 9700 from the 8900, but I don't at all. I love the trackpad and it's so much more accurate than the trackball.
    09-29-10 09:17 PM
  17. Nozzles Brewin's Avatar
    Nope, not a bit, I love the trackpad, never had issues with the trackball though
    09-29-10 09:17 PM
  18. MACKSnare519's Avatar
    Not in the slightest...

    However, I do feel that the trackball was *slightly* more accurate than the trackpad.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-29-10 09:32 PM
  19. jebulls's Avatar
    If BB would have stayed with trackball I would have had to switch to a different phone. I farm and I couldn't get a trackball to last more than a week. I think there was some dirt inside the phone or something. Anyways I love the trackpad!!!
    09-29-10 09:58 PM
  20. maxiang's Avatar
    Negative.
    I was unsure of the accuracy and loss of tactile feedback with the trackpad, but after adjusting the settings it is fantastic

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-29-10 10:08 PM
  21. FF22's Avatar
    I know I sometimes miss mine. The feel and tactile feedback were great, and unlike many, I never had a problem with sticky track-balls, dirty track-balls, getting my track-balls stuck, or track-balls that were unresponsive.

    However, the trackpad is much easier on my thumb.
    Well, I never had problems with the trackball on my 8830WorldEdition - I generally tried to keep my fingers clean but was not fanatic. But my Tour was another story. It would lose traction or "catch" and due to its being finicky I was totally nuts about clean fingers, hands, toes, whatever.

    I know they were both trackball devices but Rim definitely blew it with the change in housing/design on the Tour.

    I don't have to be crazy with the 9650's trackpad - just use it.
    09-29-10 10:10 PM
  22. CraigDixon031's Avatar
    New here - But I just wanted to say I miss the trackball everyday!
    09-30-10 04:48 AM
  23. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    I miss the trackball sometimes, it is more accurate and that's most obvious when you play brickbreaker. Sometimes when I'm in a rush I find myself swiping over the menu or back button especially at night as it doesn't have back light. Would I change back? No but I'm sure the trackball could have been improved, I remember reading about a waterproof phone and that had a trackball, blackberry trackball is no good with a wet finger.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-30-10 05:08 AM
  24. pr1nce's Avatar
    I didn't have a problem with trackballs, but I don't miss it at all. The trackpad is great.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-30-10 07:17 AM
  25. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    I don't miss the trackball, but I never had an issue either. Even with my Tour.
    09-30-10 07:21 AM
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