1. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Haaaaaaaaaaallls no to the physical keyboard !! I didn't miss it one second from the moment my first iPhone was activated, the 4S, back in 2011 !! I was a bb user for close to 4-5yrs when I made the switch, & without blinking an eye I was accustomed to the virtual keyboard on the iPhone


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    06-30-2014 12:21 PM
  2. Algus's Avatar
    I love physical keyboards but I'm content with the virtual keyboard on a phablet (or handwriting recognition). My fat gorilla hands are to big for a virtual keyboard on a smaller phone though. Typing on the iPod is an exercise in pain for me.


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    06-30-2014 04:19 PM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    I end up hitting . instead of space quite frequently. Agree that larger phones like the Note 3 have more "room" so as to make fewer unintentional mistakes.
    06-30-2014 10:12 PM
  4. Keyboard Kultist's Avatar
    Hey! Where'd everybody go? It's 2015 already, so come on back!

    I have two reasons I use a Blackberry Classic: First is that I teach college, and with the BB10 OS I can do everything most smartphones do, and I can write and edit ACCURATELY (Many of you probably need to look up that word.) student work as well as my own. With the great keyboard this can be accomplished moving on a train, a plane, riding in a cab/car, or while walking. No one on a glass tapboard can claim that, and I'm talking page after page after page, not a few garbled texts or mangled emails.

    Second, I utilize more secure email services for my non-talk communications, never social media nor anything Google. I value my privacy more than most, apparently, and extend that same courtesy to each student or colleague. Therefore, I enjoy the Blackberry's unbeatable email capability, along with the most secure platform of any mass market phone. Of course, if the NSA notifies me otherwise I'll let y'all know. ;-)

    But, if there was an equivalent keyboard for the iphone, which offered the same ease and device balance as well, I might have jumped ship with the 5s. Agreed, there's nothing like nice ScreenEstate (sic), up to a limit, so I'm starting to shop for a "play phone," and it could end up being a 5s anyway. My hands are too big for the little glass tapboards, so I might get the best landscape slide-out case I can find, even though I don't care for that format. Then I can always carry the BlackBerry when working and the iphone when not, and then return to this thread and say "Yes, and here's why, times two."
    04-05-2015 09:31 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hey! Where'd everybody go? It's 2015 already, so come on back!

    I have two reasons I use a Blackberry Classic: First is that I teach college, and with the BB10 OS I can do everything most smartphones do, and I can write and edit ACCURATELY (Many of you probably need to look up that word.) student work as well as my own. With the great keyboard this can be accomplished moving on a train, a plane, riding in a cab/car, or while walking. No one on a glass tapboard can claim that, and I'm talking page after page after page, not a few garbled texts or mangled emails.

    Second, I utilize more secure email services for my non-talk communications, never social media nor anything Google. I value my privacy more than most, apparently, and extend that same courtesy to each student or colleague. Therefore, I enjoy the Blackberry's unbeatable email capability, along with the most secure platform of any mass market phone. Of course, if the NSA notifies me otherwise I'll let y'all know. ;-)

    But, if there was an equivalent keyboard for the iphone, which offered the same ease and device balance as well, I might have jumped ship with the 5s. Agreed, there's nothing like nice ScreenEstate (sic), up to a limit, so I'm starting to shop for a "play phone," and it could end up being a 5s anyway. My hands are too big for the little glass tapboards, so I might get the best landscape slide-out case I can find, even though I don't care for that format. Then I can always carry the BlackBerry when working and the iphone when not, and then return to this thread and say "Yes, and here's why, times two."
    I'm glad you enjoy using your Blackberry device...
    04-05-2015 09:42 PM
  6. Septembersrain's Avatar
    For me, having Swype is useful enough. However, when I do take off my acrylic nails, I tend to enjoy getting out my BB Curve or Style and using a keyboard.

    As much as I enjoy and can function perfectly without a physical keyboard, I still like it from to time. I'm interested in the rumored BlackBerry slider. Then I'd be able to use the full touch screen keyboard or physical keyboard like the Torch. A torch with BB10. Pretty cool I think.

    On that note, I'd never buy an iPhone/Android/Windows phone keyboard attachment.
    04-06-2015 04:57 AM
  7. mikeo007's Avatar
    Second, I utilize more secure email services for my non-talk communications, never social media nor anything Google. I value my privacy more than most, apparently, and extend that same courtesy to each student or colleague. Therefore, I enjoy the Blackberry's unbeatable email capability, along with the most secure platform of any mass market phone. Of course, if the NSA notifies me otherwise I'll let y'all know. ;-)
    John chen? Is that you?
    Unless you're on a BES and your recipient is also on BES, your phone offers zero security advantage over any others.
    04-06-2015 08:23 AM
  8. Keyboard Kultist's Avatar
    Hello all:

    Just_Me_D: Thanks. Obviously you're a true gentleperson and a scholar (despite that weird avatar hat you must wear.) Yeah I like them for what they'll do, but BB's still enterprise focused and will never have much of a device audience again, so it seems. It'll always be a two phone world for me, probably.

    S'srain: YOU HAVE A FUNCTIONAL STYLE TOO? Listen, you don't have to marry me, but would you consider getting fertility treatments to have quadruplets every year? We've gotta build up a bigger potential user base for a BB10 flip phone so they'll take us seriously in Waterloo, and they are say our children are the future!

    Whew! Deep breaths...deep breaths...Is yours hooked up to a carrier? I don't want to use Sprint but I can't find any MVNO who will accept it, except Boost (retching sounds).

    But the slider looks maybe even more out of balance than the i6 with a Typo2, doncha think? Hard to use, except for a few short replies is my guess, but maybe worth it for that.

    Last, why no add-on pkb for you? And how big is your trust fund anyway, you with all these phones you use?

    Mikeo007: I'm over six feet tall, so carry my BES server in my backpack that has a solar panel on the outside. There's wheely luggage for everybody else. Duh.

    Like I said, it's 2015; where ya been? ;-))
    04-07-2015 04:39 AM
  9. Keyboard Kultist's Avatar
    Oooops! Didn't read the thread title close enough: "on their I phone." Sorry bout all the bb stuff, as I wasn't trying to intrude. But yes, all you women with little fingers and guys who don't mind bizarre typos/ottocorects, if I ever get an Apple phone I'll get some kind of pkb for it.

    Now, if somebody will just show me the back door to this church I'll slip out quietly.
    04-07-2015 07:09 AM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Oooops! Didn't read the thread title close enough: "on their I phone." Sorry bout all the bb stuff, as I wasn't trying to intrude. But yes, all you women with little fingers and guys who don't mind bizarre typos/ottocorects, if I ever get an Apple phone I'll get some kind of pkb for it.

    Now, if somebody will just show me the back door to this church I'll slip out quietly.
    The back door = forums.crackberry.com....

    I'm just messing with you, and we don't mind that your device of choice is a Blackberry. Heck, I used to be a Blackberry "fanboy" for real (7290 to the original Bold 9000). Anyway, enjoy the rest of your day...
    04-07-2015 07:37 AM
  11. Keyboard Kultist's Avatar
    Thank you Just_Me_D:

    I thought I recognized your name. Seems over CB way we heard HRH Pope Chen was wanting to bring you back to the flock. No one is allowed to leave you know. I'll lend you my little Curve for when they knock on your door. Just say you were waiting for it to reboot and lost track of the time.
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    04-07-2015 11:07 AM
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