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CrackBerry Software Can't Be Stopped

I know plenty of people who are addicted to their BlackBerrys, and the only thing I can figure is they must all have tiny fingers. I love checking my e-mail, but writing anything on the darn thing turns out like this:

Tjanmks fir yoyr niote, I'll bei inm towen nexrt weaek and hopoe to getr togfether. Taklk to yoiu soopn.

My fingers aren't huge, but if I only hit two keys at once, I'm doing well.

Research in Motion is now offering its software to makers of other mobile devices such as the Palm Treo. Now, if Palm can make a unit with BlackBerry features and a keyboard I can actually use, then we can talk.

Have any of you tried the BlackBerry 7130, where one key represents two letters? It took me 20 minutes to type in my e-mail address. I'd get to "dbarne" and then it would change it to "fbarne." How did you figure this thing out? Let us know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/25/2007 at 1:15 PM


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