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9650 First Impression
gabby3
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Upgraded from a Curve - 8330.  So this might not be news to most of you - but this keyboard is PLUSH!

Feels like a laptop - seems easier to type on and harder to make mistakes.

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SuzyQ
Community Leader
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Less than an hour ago you wrote:  "I just took it out of the box  so give me a week before I try to write something useful about it."  That was a mighty short week!!

 

Glad to hear so far so good for you.....keep those reports coming.....

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StreetDocRN
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Christmas came early this year....Thanks Verizon...

Doc

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thedevine7
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LOVE IT TOO!! My chief complaints are that the vibrate is not strong like my old curve and I cant get messages to come off after I delete them.  But LOVE the keyboard, love the camera, love the fast 3G speeds!!

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SuzyQ
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ooooohhhhhh, I am sooooo tempted to use my annual upgrade and get this one.......   :::sigh::: 

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gabby3
Member

Hmm - the website detected flood mailing? Pretty strict around here.

 

It is a solid piece of equipment.

The camera is a huge upgrade for me from the 8330.

The autofocus box in the view finder is helpful.

I will see how it does at things like lacrosse games. 

 

The vibrate seems the same - but I haven't really relied on it yet.

 

But to me - the keyboard is the best feature.

Solid rubbery feel. Angled out from the center to match the angle of your thumbs.

 

Somewhere there was a complaint about the raised edges of some of the buttons.

To me that is a big help. It is much harder to slip off the intended key and mess it up.

 

Takes FOREVER to load the software on my PC. There - I came up with a complaint.

 

Not a toy. But it is new. Oh - and it has a sudoko game (yes I am a geek) which is probably 20 years old - but that is a useful way to kill time.

At least the brain is firing.

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gabby3
Member

Quick tip -

Don't cut your fingernails. It makes it much harder to hit the correct key!

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StreetDocRN
Community Leader
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UBS_S

How does the WiFi feature work for you?  Can you tell a loading difference in speed when browsing the web on Verizon versus browsing by WiFi?  Also, how is the smoothness of the trackpad Vs the trackball for you?  Just curious...

Doc

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gabby3
Member

Good question. I have not seen any difference at all.

Esp. at my house - where we have wireless and the VZ signal is spotty.

 

Is this something that needs to be activated? And does it work on encrypted networks? Which is 99% of them.

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SydneyK
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I want this phone so bad! I'm so ordering it next week!
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