View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?

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  • Trackwheel

    11 28.21%
  • Trackball

    28 71.79%
11-25-07 05:24 AM
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  1. Cosmopolitan's Avatar
    Which do you prefer, and why?
    05-04-07 03:39 PM
  2. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    Nice poll...I'm curious to see the results!
    05-04-07 04:30 PM
  3. kasperapd's Avatar
    I prefer the trackball. Having used both, the trackball just makes navigating on your berry so much easier.
    05-04-07 06:18 PM
  4. wxboss's Avatar
    Trackball = Horizontal + Vertical

    Once you get used to the trackball, going back to the trackwheel is tough. I like the trackball much better.
    05-05-07 07:22 AM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Trackball - but, you have to adjust it, accordingly...
    05-05-07 09:06 AM
  6. tmag2005's Avatar
    I have to say Trackwheel, but i choose differently soon
    05-05-07 02:47 PM
  7. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    This might be a really dumb question, but I've been using a Trackwheel on my 8700R for a while and have next to no experience with the trackball....but can you still play brickbreaker? Is it more difficult?
    05-05-07 03:39 PM
  8. kasperapd's Avatar
    I think it's easier to play brickbreaker... you can roll the ball from left to right and it feels more natural.
    05-05-07 04:02 PM
  9. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    You know I need to play that 'brickbreaker'. Is seems so addictive...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at
    05-05-07 04:39 PM
  10. cheungsta's Avatar
    yeah, brickbreaker is very addictive...but not as addictive as

    and IMO, the trackball makes navigation much more easier and feels more natural....

    wxboss had it right...Trackball = horizontal + vertical
    05-06-07 09:02 AM
  11. CarBob's Avatar
    Hi All,

    My current BlackBerry is the 7130e which has the trackwheel so I can't give an opinion. BUT when the Curve/BB 8300 is launched, at this point anyway, I plan to get it.

    Since this model has so many great features, I can hardly wait.

    05-06-07 05:35 PM
  12. MMB916's Avatar
    OK - so logically I know the trackball should be better. However, I'm so used to my 8700 trackwheel and love it. Looks like I won't have a choice but to adapt if I want to upgrade devices. I did try the 8800 for awhile but I was having a few issues that weren't easily solved, so I decided to go back to my beloved 8700. Usually I embrace new technology with major excitement - we'll see how it goes with the Curve and/or 9xxx series
    05-07-07 12:31 PM
  13. audit's Avatar
    Tried a trackball device at a store, HATED it. I'll be on the the last people to ever goto a device with a trackball. It looks like my next BB will be my last one and then I'll need to start stockpiling spares in case I need to change to another one. I don't want to goto the trackball at all.
    05-07-07 01:02 PM
  14. Giavanna's Avatar
    Which BlackBerry do you prefer, one that has a trackball or a trackwheel?

    I would be interested to see your feedback.


    07-19-07 09:48 PM
  15. SammyB's Avatar
    It's only been a couple of weeks since I got my 8830, but I love the trackball because it allows me to use only one hand. Everything is close to your thumb so you can navigate quickly through menus, etc.
    07-19-07 09:53 PM
  16. Darth_Doug's Avatar
    I love the trackwheel on my 8700g, it just seems alot more natural then the trackball of my old Pearl. I haven't really had a problem with using one hand and the trackwheel.
    07-19-07 10:11 PM
  17. Giavanna's Avatar
    I know they had to give in and have a BlackBerry with a trackball to give the left hand people a break. Apparently lefties supposedly found it ackward to use the trackwheel. Well that's what a RIM rep told me. I use to talk to them a lot before joining this forum. Being right handed I never thought much about it but I could see the trackball being easier for either right or left handed people.

    07-19-07 10:18 PM
  18. SammyB's Avatar
    You know, over time you can get used to anything.
    07-19-07 10:20 PM
  19. Giavanna's Avatar
    You are so cute SammyB...........yes you're right. If someone said here try this BB out for the day, no matter what it had, I'd adapt and I would be addicted to that model too.

    07-19-07 10:23 PM
  20. MMB916's Avatar
    Merged Threads....
    07-19-07 10:38 PM
  21. SammyB's Avatar
    Thanks Gia
    07-20-07 03:32 AM
  22. mumf's Avatar
    Trackball makes playing games easier too!
    07-20-07 04:59 AM
  23. laurah's Avatar
    I'm guess I'm one of the few who miss the trackwheel. I had a 8700 before going back to plain vanilla phone. Saw the Curve and had to get one. Love it and have gotten used to the trackball but miss the trackwheel.

    Just seems that I don't have the same control with the trackball as with the trackwheel. Possibly could be that the fingernails get in the way of true trackball control. Who knows?
    07-20-07 06:26 AM
  24. timatl's Avatar
    trackball - multi-direction
    07-20-07 07:08 AM
  25. Ryan Blundell's Avatar
    It finally allows us to unite as one, no more righties laughing at us lefties because we have to use a finger to scroll!! We can all live in peace now. Thank you RIM!!
    07-20-07 10:07 AM
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