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Hey folks! I've been using a blackberry pearl for 2 years now for work (paying for it myself) and have been reasonably content with writing long emails on the cramped keyboard with my fat thumbs.

I've recently been promoted (whoohoo!) and will be getting a phone from work. the preferred carrier is AT&T, so I have the option of an iPhone.

I have an ipod touch which I love and have used it a little for typing so I understand how the whole thing works. my one question is, am I going to eventually go off my nut trying to type with an iphone or will I eventually get used to typing the canterbury tales on the touchscreen?

ooh, also - when you purchase apps from the online store, can you still pay via your itunes account or do things automatically get routed to At&T? Don't want to get canned for buying Oregon Trail and a $10 rockband game

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The Keyboard on the iPhone can now be flipped on its side and turned into landscape mode so the keys are spaced farther apart and makes life easier. After the first month with my iPhone I was typing flawlessly with the keyboard. I had never worked with any other Qwerty keyboards before so my opinion might be bias but I think the keyboard is exceptional.

As for the purchases, everything will still be managed through your iTunes account. Your carrier has absolutely nothing to do with buying new App's etc...

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i have a touch and BB Curve and love having an actual key to push on the phone. My fingers have never got used to the touch keyboard. All tho IMO the Iphone is better over all.
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I had a blackberry curve. I know for a fact that I can type faster on my blackberry curve than my iphone. But I have only had the iphone for about 3 weeks now but I am gradually getting faster. I haven't even started to type landscape by turning the iphone horizontally but I should. I have done it sometimes but I need to do it all the time so I can get really fast at it.

Overall the iphone is really sick! I feel bad for my Macbook pro though because I find that I am on my iphone on the wifi in my house than on my MBP! haha
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Typing is all about technique. I really increased my speed by not using two thumbs. Holding the phone in my left hand using my left thumb to type and my right thumb resting on the bottom of the phone and using my right index finger for typing. It works well.
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Personally i have never liked the chicklet keys on the pearl or some of the other bb's. I can type much much faster on the iphone keyboard than on a bb device. That's just me though. I am used to the iPhone keyboard, so naturally i am faster.

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I have been with out my MacBook since about June and have been dependent on my iPhone for all my conectivity. With that said I am a member here how spends a good deal here posting and responding to posts as well as join in on the weekly IRC and I do this all from the iPhone so I think I can say that your will never have a bad thing to say about the keypad after your 1st day.

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...posting and responding to posts as well as join in on the weekly IRC and I do this all from the iPhone...
I probably would if there was a mobile version of the forum...is there? Oh, and iPhone hands down...come on.
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ArrowJ yes there is an iPhone skin.... You can access it once to upgrade your membership to premium. It's 25 bucks a year and well worth it for the features it comes with read more about it here :
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Cool, unfortunatly I'm unemployed at present, but I can get by as is. Thanks for the info though.
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unemployed with an iphone? that doesn't make sense... I can barely afford my iphone bill with a part time job! hahahaha

I wish I had the premium though because then I would always be on this forum. I might just get it here in a couple days...
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Well being unemployed wasn't part of my master plan. I love my iPhone, but if I had known things were going to continue to be as rough...it just wasn't part of the plan...I know what you mean. It is an expensive service...
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Well being unemployed wasn't part of my master plan. I love my iPhone, but if I had known things were going to continue to be as rough...it just wasn't part of the plan...I know what you mean. It is an expensive service...
Yes, sometimes I question my motives for paying $80 a month for it. But than I remember that it's awesome.

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Well kids, thats settled. I have a Blackberry Bold on its way for me....my company won't let me buy an iphone....

oh well....
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Well kids, thats settled. I have a Blackberry Bold on its way for me....my company won't let me buy an iphone....

oh well....


I hope your getting the Bold2 and not the old Bold.
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