BlackBerry Storm keyboard: is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Anyone who is use to typing on any Research in Motion (RIM) device like the BlackBerry Pearl, BlackBerry Bold or BlackBerry Curve you know texting is a doddle, both the QWERTY keypad and the more recent halved QWERTY SureType keypads are very quick and easy to use. Being an avid texter I can type SMS texts on my Pearl at speeds that you wouldn’t believe, but how does the BlackBerry Storm compare?

If we look at the marketing of RIM BlackBerry Storm one thing that stands out is the new clickable touchscreen, so one would think that they have improved the keypad from the previous BlackBerry devices, in fact in reality the whole click performance makes it more difficult to type, because every time you press the key you have to wait for the click to spring back before you can type another key, how frustrating if you want to type something at speed.

Added to this, if you hover over a character you get a blue glow, however lovely this is it actually hides the character so you have no clue as to which character you have typed resulting in lots of spelling errors.

We also feel that the Apple iPhone beats the BlackBerry Storm due to the predictive word element, with the iPhone if you make a mistake with the touchscreen pad, you get an alternative word that the iPhone thinks you meant, if Research in Motion applied this to the BlackBerry Storm we wouldn’t have to dissect out texts for spelling errors before we send, all building to a very slow and frustrating typing experience.

Source and image via : engadget

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    Eric says:

    “We also feel that the Apple iPhone beats the BlackBerry Storm due to the predictive word element…”

    The Storm actually has this, in portrait mode, and it’s extremely fast!

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