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    I can't be the only one who really liked the BB 7100- more of a phone than smart phone brick, but a usable keyboard for the occasional email.

    The keys on the Centro look absolutely unusable.

    Somehow, I doubt that Palm did any user group testing with teen agers- that is clearly to me indicated by the awful response the Fooleo generated from most of the hard core treo users here on this site.
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    When palm was creating the 650 they did mock ups with the suretype but they didn't go for it. granted the BB Pearl has this and it's a popular phone, it's the only popular phone with this feature. there are half a dozen phones with a sure type keyboard but you couldn't name one besides a Black Berry.
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    Actually i have used them all... and i started using treo right when i was in their target audience (college age students) i really thing with all the new phones with qwerty fold out keyboards, this will be a huge hit, teens like the full keyboard.

    Also I notice that I use like 4000 msg's a month and like 60 emails a day and only about 1200 minutes... so i would think this is a better deal for people in the target audience since texting is cool...

    just my opinion...
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    I liked the suretype on the 7100i. especially after the big brick bb's that came before it. but with the new slim full qwerty bb's out now, I would prefer them.
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    Palm probably didnt want to tackle the issue of developing predictive text for sure type - they also probably want to stick to their guns of having qwerty keyboards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobdelt View Post
    Palm probably didnt want to tackle the issue of developing predictive text for sure type - they also probably want to stick to their guns of having qwerty keyboards.
    But isn't suretype something they could just license and port into the phone? Still, no small task- but goes to the heart of the engadgets letter to palm- could we try something new, different?

    I loved my 7100- I'd replace my 700p with it- except for browser & the fact that I just can't buy a cell phone that is like 3 years old.

    Based on the pictures that have been leaked- I am going to check it out, for sure.
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    But if Palm makes a Treo with the SureType ppl will say they are copying RIM. It's a good idea, and they may do it in the next Centro, but it's still not an original idea. Though it is a new one for them if it's gets past prototype.
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    I think Palm's big thing is threaded text messaging, which I am pretty sure Apple copied from them!
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