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Re: OT: Keyboards (< computer keyboard advertisement mentions Quenya)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, February 29, 2008, 23:10
Hyperbole.  Sailors don't blush, and if they did you couldn't tell
through the grime and sunburn. :)

I didn't realize the Pearl had the abbreviated keyboard.  I much
prefer the full qwerty, even though the keys are necessarily rather
small.  My thumb easily covers four of them; nevertheless I have
gotten quite good at typing on it.

On 2/29/08, <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
> > [] On Behalf Of Mark J. Reed > > > On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 2:05 PM, <li_sasxsek@...> wrote: > > > My biggest complaint about the Pearl's input is the > > predictive typing. > > > > Huh? I've had several RIM devices, pre-Blackberry and > > Blackberry, and none of them have had predictive typing. > > AutoText, yes, but that's "post-dictive" and only an > > occasional minor annoyance, like when I type "IM" (short for > > "instant message") and it dutifully "corrects" it to "I'm". > > The Pearl doesn't have a full keyboard. The keys are doubled up so Q & W > share one button. I like the multitap better because I know what's coming > out without having to correct the mistakes that come from misinterpretations > of the predictive system. In fact, I wish all software makers would turn > off any type of predictive or corrective features by default. My > experiences with them have not been good, usually leading me to shout > numerous obscenities that could make even a sailor blush. >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>