So I’ve been a BlackBerry user for a little over 5 years. I love having a physical keyboard. I didn’t mind the tiny screen. I’d used both for nearly 12 years, harkening back to my days before smartphones. I’ve used Android since December via Nook HD but preferred my BB because I can type faster with actual keys. That all changed Saturday.
My wife and I went to the Verizon store where my sister works to look at phones. They had the Q10 and the Z10 as well as a Bold 9930. The phone I just switched from was good but I didn’t always have a signal and the charge port on the phone was so loose, I couldn’t keep a cord in it. My contract isn’t up until May but we worked it out so we could both get phones.
The Bold is on recall and the other 2 cost $200 with a contract, so now I’m using a Galaxy S III. I knew I would like the apps and I figured I would like the productivity. I have a passion for keys I can feel when I type.
I typed this all with my new phone and I’ve only backspaced a couple of times. This is a huge improvement over my normal experience, as my spaces usually end up as Cs and Vs and my big fingers but all the wrong keys. I’m using the slide to each letter function and it helps so much. If a word is wrong, you also get a list to choose from. You can go back to a word and change it even if it’s a ways back.
I’m stoked to be using touch now. And I have Nook and Kindle on a phone again. Tomorrow I’m trying out this functionality on actual writing. I’m optimistic it will go well too. I was sure in May, I would be ready to go back to BlackBerry. Now I’m not so sure. We’ll see what happens in the next 9 months.