Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Typing on the BlackBerry STORM

Typing on the BlackBerry STORM can be quite difficult if you have long fingernails. I try to keep mine relatively short, so it's not a problem that I usually encounter. However, if you like to keep your nails on the long side, then you may want to go with a device that has a hardware keyboard.

Remember, the STORM doesn't have a passive touch screen like the Palm Treo. Instead, it relies on capacitive touch like the iPhone. You can't use a plastic pen or any other passive stylus on the STORM. This is important because many people think that a "touch screen" = "touch screen." However, there are several differences between passive touch screens and capacitive touch screens.

Well, enough about screens. The STORM is fast and has a great browser. I still have my XV6800 (HTC), but I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a business phone on Verizon Wireless.

1 comment:

  1. I agree and really like my BB Storm; however, I am perpetually frustrated by the SurePress typing mechanism in certain cases. It's an innovative and novel idea and is great in general for navigating around the device, but it bothers me (along with many other users across Crackberry forums) to no end when typing messages. As someone who likes to email a lot, I feel drastically hindered by having to wait for the entire screen to recoil between keystrokes, as opposed to the speeds attainable on normal physical keyboards and "phantom" touchscreens (i.e. iPhone).

    Thoughts? What has your experience been like? Do you think RIM will possibly allow users to disable SurePress for typing in future updates or will they continue sticking to their guns?