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Additional picture of the BlackBerry Pearl 9105 gets snapped with its T9 keyboard

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Apr 2010, 11:15

The latest photos snapped also offers some insights as to what new input options are coming with the arrival of the T9-styled BlackBerry Pearl 9105...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)

aweful! looks like a regular keypad...tap tap tap til yer fingers falloff n you get carpel tunnel syndrome in yer wrists!!

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 12:57

2. knuckleballer34 (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)

Instead of making further improvements to suretype (which btw, is a blessing for those of us with big fingers), RIM wants to go back to 2005. People will buy this with suretype, but with T9? Wasted development RIM.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 13:14

3. Nick040489 (Posts: 29; Member since: 01 Apr 2010)

It's not necessarily a wasted effort. I used to work for Sprint and I know a lot of people refused to buy the Pearl because of the Suretype keyboard. They also weren't willing to learn it when offered. So by making a Pearl with a T9 style keyboard they are going to get a little bit more business. People view the Curve and the Bold as too big. The Pearl is small and it would help them better understand how to use the phone because it won't be a drastic change from a feature phone or lower.

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 14:38

4. knuckleballer34 (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)

Nick, i'll agree with you about the suretype; it's not for everyone. I just don't see how many people would spend a substantial amount of money on something with a t9 keypad. I wouldn't imagine that any carrier that might pick this up would offer it for a price where it would sell. If people aren't willing to learn suretype, why would they be willing to learn t9?

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 17:21

5. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

WHY WHY WHY would any1 want the blackberry pearl???? the keyboard is terrible and theres no reason to "upgrade the phone" when the keyboard is terrible

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