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    Will Pre3 Keyboard layout be too Big?

    What I mean is; will they be too far spaced apart to use comfortably?
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    I don't think that is possible with a portrait keyboard on a device the size of the Pre3.
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    No, after running into someone with a Pre 3 a few days ago I can say that It's not even close to being that big.

    We're dealing with personal tastes but I specifically did have my Pre 2 there for a better comparison and went back and forth on the keyboards to feel the difference. It wasn't dramatic, it just felt better.
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    It's only about 5 mm wider. I'm more worried that the keys will still be too close together.
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    from my experience, landscape keyboards, both physical and hardware are much more cumbersome to use than a portrait keyboard... especially in one handed use.

    i find that majority of the landscape keyboards dont offer enough feel to accurately pick up which key is being pressed (besides the nubs on f and j), most keys are typically flat. and having your thumbs travel from j to p or r to z really cramps my hands and thumbs. yes, some landscape keyboard offer domed keys, but it just doesnt feel right to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    Will Pre3 Keyboard layout be too Big?

    What I mean is; will they be too far spaced apart to use comfortably?
    Absolutley not! I was with it for a pretty long time to check its usability at Think Beyond.

    That KB is almost perfect in my eyes.

    It has great travel & IMO, it's best KB Palm has ever produced. Feels better than even a BB KB.

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    I could type way faster on my (landscape) LG Voyager then on my Pre. I loved that keyboard.

    In other news...Engadget said the Pre3 keyboard was "really fantastic" at the Think Beyond event way back when.
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    The keyboard with be legendary on the Pre3. What i want to know is why everyone holds the blackberry keyboards in high regard? I have used many and they aren't that good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennat View Post
    What i want to know is why everyone holds the blackberry keyboards in high regard? I have used many and they aren't that good...
    In my opinion, the BB Bold keyboard blows the Curve's away, and is the second best physical keyboard I have ever used on a phone. Next to the keyboard on my Pre-, which has become the standard for me (one handed texting-while-driving guy that I am).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rburna View Post
    from my experience, landscape keyboards, both physical and hardware are much more cumbersome to use than a portrait keyboard... especially in one handed use.

    i find that majority of the landscape keyboards dont offer enough feel to accurately pick up which key is being pressed (besides the nubs on f and j), most keys are typically flat. and having your thumbs travel from j to p or r to z really cramps my hands and thumbs. yes, some landscape keyboard offer domed keys, but it just doesnt feel right to me.
    I'm with you on that. I really can't stand landscape keyboards and find it amazing that they've become so popular, while their portrait-style contemporaries have fallen out of favor. The sheer distance between keys on most landscape boards slows me down considerably.

    Glad to hear the 3 is still in the same class, roughly, as the Pre2, size-wise. Add the excellent key click response from the Veer (as has been reported on) and we've got a winner!
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    Is that hole in the KB the mic? Does that mean I can't talk on the phone without it being open?
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    Will Pre3 Keyboard layout be too Big?

    What I mean is; will they be too far spaced apart to use comfortably?
    oh Common Berd,
    We don't need a sandpapaer to "sand down our fingers".

    Bigger is always better. May be the brain needs to adjust in the beginning , but after that I would be a breeze to type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bnceo View Post
    Is that hole in the KB the mic? Does that mean I can't talk on the phone without it being open?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bnceo View Post
    Is that hole in the KB the mic? Does that mean I can't talk on the phone without it being open?
    Yeah not sure if you're being serious but speaking on it with the KB closed is not a problem (as per the reviews that have tried it w/o issue).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Achill3s View Post
    Yeah not sure if you're being serious but speaking on it with the KB closed is not a problem (as per the reviews that have tried it w/o issue).
    I am serious. I don't see a microphone hole on the glass.
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    ^ Veer is same way and I can talk on it closed.
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    I don't think being too big or spaced out will be a problem. We already have landscape keyboard phones with bigger keys and spacing, which I hate btw b/c your thumbs have to travel so much. I'm glad we have a portrait keyboard. And I never thought BB keys were amazing either, although Pre's keyboard really does suck.
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    Patience is a virtue ! Only four more weeks (until summer, I mean !).
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    I think the keyboard size will be perfect. Can't wait to own one.
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