Opinion on Blackberry Bold

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  1. Hook

    Hook Have keyboard, will travel

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    I suspect your brother's BB should go back for repairs. I have had no problems at all with my BB's trackball and agree with Ed that I wouldn't mind seeing it on other devices. It is one of the few things I like about my BB. ;) (How's that for a left handed compliment?)
     
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    r0k Dazed

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    Some time back, my trackball got into a "can't go up mode". This required that I pop it out and clean it. Not a big deal, really. It hasn't given me any problem since. So I have had a used BB for about a year when I get my first stuck trackball and the repair is done in under 30 minutes. Not bad at all.
     
  3. Ed Hardy

    Ed Hardy TabletPCReview Editor Staff Member

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    Over time, it's not unusual for trackballs to get a bit of grit in them. This doesn't mean they are broken, just that the detritus needs to be worked through. Based on my experience, this doesn't take long.

    I balance this inconvenience against the benefits: Trackballs are so much easier to use than D-pads, and they take up less space in the design.

    All things considered, this is an easy trade off.
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  4. Matt J

    Matt J Mobile Deity

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    He just took some mild compressed air to the trackball and it is now working fine. I guess it really isn't a big deal. He is a construction contractor, so he is exposed to more dust than most people. I probably have nothing to worry about as an academic.
     
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