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  1. Clickerman123's Avatar
    I am not sure what the best way to type on the bb keyboard is. I find I have better speed by using the balls of my thumbs, as ]I would use a keyboard. But I have much better accuracy using the tips of my thumbs, or even my thumbnails when they are long enough.
    Is there any official preferred way of doing this? How do you do it?

    Thanks,

    John
    01-28-10 09:22 AM
  2. syb0rg's Avatar
    i use a sledge hammer, but have a hard time getting one letter out....


    NAW seriously i double thumb it unless i'm eating Chicken wings @ Quaker Stake and Lube then i use my pinky finger. The only one without BBQ sauce on it....

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    01-28-10 09:29 AM
  3. raybb's Avatar
    I use the tips of my thumbs. Others, use there pointer fingers. There is no official way, just whatever you are comfortable.
    01-28-10 09:30 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I have acrylic nails, so I use them. But really, it's whatever suits you.
    And amazingly, there have been no paint chips.
    01-28-10 09:31 AM
  5. bluz's Avatar
    there's no official way per se,but most BB users prefer to use the thumb.
    01-28-10 09:32 AM
  6. RickyRoss10's Avatar
    i use a sledge hammer, but have a hard time getting one letter out....


    NAW seriously i double thumb it unless i'm eating Chicken wings @ Quaker Stake and Lube then i use my pinky finger. The only one without BBQ sauce on it....

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    Pinky clean because you keep it out? You know, "classy style"?
    01-28-10 09:41 AM
  7. pilsbury's Avatar
    Left thumb, right index finger. Everything under and to the left of the R left thumb. Everything under and to the right of the T-right index finger.

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    01-28-10 09:42 AM
  8. vinny jr's Avatar
    I use VLINGO PLUS. It works in every app in the blackberry. My calender entries, e-mail, text messages, notes to myself, you name it vlingo works in it. The more I use it the better and faster it works. I find myself doing almost zerro typinjg on my blackberry. I was very skeptical of the app until I knew someone who used it. They convinced me to try it, I did and I can not tell you how amazed I was that this app can repeat everything that I say with almost zerro errors now. I have had it for under a week and vlingo just keeps getting better with recognizing my speech patterns. The voice command that comes with the 9700 is junjk compared to vlingo. I use the left side key to activate vlingo and bang I'm on my way.

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    01-28-10 09:45 AM
  9. noaim's Avatar
    I use my thumbs to type no nails
    01-28-10 10:00 AM
  10. syb0rg's Avatar
    Pinky clean because you keep it out? You know, "classy style"?
    having a 10wk old with acid refulx keeps things interesting. i need to be able to answer my phone in a hurry and keep it working.

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    01-28-10 10:14 AM
  11. dcgore's Avatar
    Have you read "typing on a blackberry for dummies"? I am guessing there one for that:P
    01-28-10 10:20 AM
  12. lush242000's Avatar
    Thumbs only here. I do have a friend though who uses the left thumb and the right index finger..
    01-28-10 10:24 AM
  13. spitothec's Avatar
    Thumb tips, and for some reason I just realized I use W and J as my "home" keys.. Weird.

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    01-28-10 11:29 AM
  14. Danman1043's Avatar
    I just use my two thumb tips. Unless I'm walking / smoking a cigarette then I just use one.

    The benefits of a portrait keyboard. Try that on the droid

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    01-28-10 11:32 AM
  15. RemixIt's Avatar
    Left thumb and right index feels awkward

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    01-28-10 11:42 AM
  16. tnewton3's Avatar
    I too use my thumbs to type but have seen people use one thumb and one pointer finger as well. I think the first person I saw do it was run DMC on "Runs House".

    I average 60 to 70 words per minute.

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    01-28-10 11:49 AM
  17. optimo's Avatar
    no typing. i use vlingo.
    01-28-10 11:53 AM
  18. jgodin03's Avatar
    I use my thumbs
    01-28-10 11:58 AM
  19. F0nage's Avatar
    I have acrylic nails, so I use them. But really, it's whatever suits you.
    And amazingly, there have been no paint chips.
    On your nails or on the keys?
    01-28-10 12:02 PM
  20. F0nage's Avatar
    I average 60 to 70 words per minute.

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    That's awesome, I figure I'm up to about 20 deletes per minute. Fat fingering this 8900 is too easy, it's so tiny. I more need practice.
    01-28-10 12:04 PM
  21. Florian100's Avatar
    left index finger and right thumb is the fastest way for me.
    01-28-10 10:28 PM
  22. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    left index finger and right thumb is the fastest way for me.
    I just tried this. Um, it'll take me some getting use to...lol
    01-28-10 10:36 PM
  23. xbluudevilx's Avatar
    I type with my tippy point of my thumbs.

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    01-28-10 11:02 PM
  24. Jude526's Avatar
    thumbs are the best for me
    01-28-10 11:26 PM
  25. furrylittlegnome's Avatar
    I type with the tips of my thumbs and I have soooo many words and phrases shortened in my autotext so that I can type longer sentences much much faster.

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    01-28-10 11:28 PM
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