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SureType Questions


Aug 22, 2007, 10:34 AM
I want a little more detail on using the SureType pad on this phone:

    Does it work well with the T9?

    Is the T9 adaptive/does it learn words easily?

    How does it compare with the BB Pearl's pad?

    Does it address word dialing, i.e. can I dial 800-GOOG-411 easily?

    You said the pad lends itself to two thumb typing, but is the pad large enough to do so, and can one-hand be done as effectively with a little practice?
eric Lin

Aug 22, 2007, 11:55 AM
the t9 on it is pretty advanced. not only does it learn words but it also quickly learns which words you type most often and will offer to complete them for you. for example, the first time we used the Blast, we immediately gave it the phone scoop test. scoop was not even the first word the blast offered up. the next time, we used it, scoop was the first choice. a few days later, the blast was offering to compete the word scoop for us after we typed the first 2 letters.

the blast keypad has a nicer action than the pearl's. its keys aren't spongy or gushy. it also feels wider than the pearl, which is why i didn't have a problem using two thumbs on it. personally, i have to use two thumbs on QWERTY layout keyboard or i don't know where the ...

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