1. techshoe's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I'm considering a Tour or a Onyx (when it comes out). I was just wondering, does the trackball fail after a year or two? I've used a trackball before, and it seems fine so I was just wondering. Obviously, the 8520 was just released but it anybody having problems with the trackpad?

    Thanks so much
    08-07-09 09:49 PM
  2. dtboos#CB's Avatar
    I use my trackball tons, and have been doing my very best to wear it out on my bold which I've had for a year. It still runs like it did when I got it. If you use the phone with crap on your scrolling finger alot you can get dirt stuck under it, but it shouldnt wear out for a long long time.

    I've had it get stuck a few times (unable to go down due to dirt most likely), but scrolled up and side to side for a few seconds and it was fine. You can also take it out and blow dirt out from under it if you really need to, but seriously you got to eat a lot of cheetos to really have an issue with this.
    08-07-09 10:16 PM
  3. stevenjames's Avatar
    i have had my blackberry pearl for over a year now and the trackball still works fine.
    08-07-09 11:46 PM