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gte0
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Why cant Blackberry update OS allow touch screen texting rather than SurePress ?

Have an Blackberry storm 9500 for 12 months, warranty over. Had been replaced with service provider 4 times with the same issue, after used the storm for months,the right/left bottom click not working. The staff of service centre mentioned, they are very busy replacing the storm with many of their customers that, they have stop promoting the storm.

 

Why blackberry not considering update the OS for storm 1 allowing touch screen  texting to resolve the problems which many of storm1's users facing ? By the way, the service staff adv me, why not wait and upgrade to Storm 2 to resolve this clicking issue ?

 

SHOULD WE ?????

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Re: Why cant Blackberry update OS allow touch screen texting rather than SurePress ?

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This may help:

 

youtube.com/watch?v=Jdw2tKk4l5I&feature=related

 

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gte0
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Re: Why cant Blackberry update OS allow touch screen texting rather than SurePress ?

tks for advise. have tried all those ways of improving the texting. Just dont understand, why BB design team looking for better UI  with surepress rather than touch screen texting which is much better. Many of my BB's friends using storm1, rather than buying the storm2, have moved to either iphone or andorid.

 

Want to be different, make sure the techology/design implemented are user-friendly.

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Re: Why cant Blackberry update OS allow touch screen texting rather than SurePress ?

The Storm2 9520/9550 was an update to the touchscreen technology of the Storm1 9500/9530.

 

You can upgrade your OS to the latest release for the 9500... What is your Operating System loaded to your device now?.
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gte0
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Re: Why cant Blackberry update OS allow touch screen texting rather than SurePress ?

Mine still OS 4.7, in Asia-pacific, all telcos still dont have official OS5 posted online for 9500, and i dont know why.My friend using those leaked OS5 on 9500, still need to have the CLICK for texting, not like andorid or iphone, just touch and text.

 

For Storm2, due to install the clicking device at all cornesr, feel better when texting, still need to CLICK to register the text.

 

We just need touch screen texting, not touch-click texting. Believe, BB is able to provide upgrade just for this purpose when the keyboard shown. Or if BB with this new feature in storm1, there is no reason to upgrade to storm 2.

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Re: Why cant Blackberry update OS allow touch screen texting rather than SurePress ?

 


gte0 wrote:

Have an Blackberry storm 9500 for 12 months, warranty over. Had been replaced with service provider 4 times with the same issue, after used the storm for months,the right/left bottom click not working. The staff of service centre mentioned, they are very busy replacing the storm with many of their customers that, they have stop promoting the storm.


 

 

hello,

 

the touchscreen on BlackBerry devices will never allow touchtype typing because it's what differentiate it from all other touchscreen devices. As a matter of fact, that SurePress feature won 2009's Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough at the Global Mobile Awards (the iPhone never won anything alike).

 

http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/BlackBerry-Storms-Sure-Press-wins-award-for-Best-Mobile-Technology-B...




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gte0
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Re: Why cant Blackberry update OS allow touch screen texting rather than SurePress ?

Tks for advise, suggest we put Poll in this forum asking all storm' user the preference either Touch-screen texting or touch-click texting. Will see how the poll show.

 

If the poll shows Touch-click texting is prefer,i wll give a-way my current storm1 for free to you, just give me ur address, will ship for free as well. Can we deal ?

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Re: Why cant Blackberry update OS allow touch screen texting rather than SurePress ?

Now my storm 9500,  warranty over afer changed 4 times with the telco  with the same problem due to unable to click lightly  at the bottow, if click hard,seems the glass is going to crack. What happen to all Storm1's users after warranty over and unable to type on bottom L and R ?

 

Is there any 3rd party software able to do touch tying rather than the SurePress ?

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Re: Why cant Blackberry update OS allow touch screen texting rather than SurePress ?

 


gte0 wrote:

 

Is there any 3rd party software able to do touch tying rather than the SurePress ?


 

 

I can attest that an app indeed can enable what you want, but it's the app that does it. I have Snaptu on my 9530 and it does not use SurePress but rather just touching items selects them. I actually find it annoying since I am now accustomed to SurePress. Anyway, it would be up to each app to provide the capability -- not the core OS. SurePress is one of the Storm market discriminators...hence, they aren't likely to change it at the core OS level IMO.


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gte0
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Re: Why cant Blackberry update OS allow touch screen texting rather than SurePress ?

Tks for advise. If SurePress is not in great favour with storm's users, BB should consider changing rather users spent time replacing the set, unable to run the texting probably. Is that the right way for BB treat  their customers ?

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