Two new Pearls - which one do you like better?

by Volker Weber

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The left one. I think typing text is much easier with the "full" Pearl keyboard.

Thomas Lang, 2010-04-26

I would prefer the left one. I prefer the full querty keyboard. But I know people who prefer the traditional cell phone keyboard, using predictive text. To me, it defeats what smartphones are all about, though.

I still think that RIM need to makrk the numeric keys (0-9) so they are easier to see. That is my only complaint on my Bold 9700. I know that on Bold 9000, AT&T used a different keyboard with while numeric key whele other phone companies used a keyboard where those key were printed in red, that is much easier to see.
Why not make the numeric keys in yellow?

Karl-Henry Martinsson, 2010-04-26

left one. right one's keyboard looks confusing.

Luis Guirigay, 2010-04-26

I prefer the SureType version (the left one) as I never really was able to use T9 effectively. I will try both devices today and see which one is better. Maybe RIM has made a good implementation of T9?

Abdelkader Boui, 2010-04-26

The left one gets my vote, too - I am used to Suretype now. Can it be a 'Pearl' without the pearl, though?

Jacqueline Coleman, 2010-04-26

left one. loved it on my pearl - and Jacqueline you are right, it wouldn't be a pearl without ;-)

Anton Seissl, 2010-04-26

Neither. I prefer a real Blackberry.

Colin Williams, 2010-04-26

@Colin wins.

Craig Wiseman, 2010-04-26

The left one only. The right one seems to be very strange!

Thomas Elb, 2010-04-27

I would be unable to type with both, so I prefer a real Blackberry (nothing compares to my beloved Palm Treo keyboard, with coloured numeric keys and so on...but that is a different story).

It is a brilliant idea to have this second and third possibility to text. They go where there existing and future customers are!

Sven Richert, 2010-04-27

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Sven Richert, 2010-04-27

Vote for the right one. I have used pearl for almost 2 years and I really was struggling with the keyboard all the time... As a private device I have used the Nokia 6xxx for years and I really got used to the 3 keyboard rows when typing SMS's and would be much more easier to type with this one than with the other...
But - I won't have any of those 2 Pearls - using a BB 9700 now and I am happy to have this device ;-)

Matthias Michl, 2010-04-27

The right one, it has a cleaner outline. The left one is more confusing. But maybe that's a matter of age :-).

Frank Stangenberg, 2010-04-27

Hmm. Tough choice, especially as i'm looking at my E71 right now, with a nice keypad and all ;-) But the new OS looks good. Nokia, are u watching?

Chris Frei, 2010-04-28

Here is what I think: I also prefer a full keyboard, but some people want a smaller device. 20 keys SureType is an interesting experiment that requires training. But there are hundreds of millions of people who can type on the 12 keys "normal" phone pad. And therefore, I like the new 9105.

Volker Weber, 2010-04-28

I guess the days of a phone simply being a phone are dead and gone. I lament their passing.

Charles Robinson, 2010-04-28

You are getting old. ;-)

Volker Weber, 2010-04-28

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