iphone 4S

jsf721

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 27, 2011
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Li, NY
I have been on the boards for a few weeks and I sincerely appreciate everyone's help and advise. I am a Blackberry adict simply because it am in sales and on the road alot and e mail keeps me posted and glued to my cusotmers and office. I have a Verizon and have always had 2 phones. Once for e mail and amother for talking. I usually get orders to send into the office so I talk on 1 and type on the other. For the $9.99 per month extra (no Smart Phone) it was a no brainer.

SO I get my kids iPhones one has the 4 and the other waited for the 4S. They show me what a great experience you get with the internet, pictures attachemnts and apps. The iPhone clearly kills the Blackberry in everything but the keyboard (in my personal opinion-so far)

I purchased an iPhone 4 from a friend who upgraded early to a 4S and hooked it up on my 2nd line. My idea is that for $ 20.00 more per mointh I can test it out and see if I can get the touch typing. I am 44, 6'2 with man hands and the typing is not easy for me. I am getting better in accurace but the speed is nowhere close the what I can crank out on the blackberry.

If I stick it out will I get better? It is such a pain backspacing to correct the e mails. I will give it another 60 days and then if I dont see improvement I may have to get the new bold over the Iphone 4S. Do you guys ever see APlle adding a real keyboard to the next incarnation of the Iphone 5?

If I dial a contact on their mobile and there is no answer, on my BB if I go to redial it asks which number home ooice or mobile, with the iPhone I need to go back into contacts Is there a short cut?

Thanks
 

verwon

macrumors 68030
Jul 26, 2011
2,676
2
Seattle
I have been on the boards for a few weeks and I sincerely appreciate everyone's help and advise. I am a Blackberry adict simply because it am in sales and on the road alot and e mail keeps me posted and glued to my cusotmers and office. I have a Verizon and have always had 2 phones. Once for e mail and amother for talking. I usually get orders to send into the office so I talk on 1 and type on the other. For the $9.99 per month extra (no Smart Phone) it was a no brainer.

SO I get my kids iPhones one has the 4 and the other waited for the 4S. They show me what a great experience you get with the internet, pictures attachemnts and apps. The iPhone clearly kills the Blackberry in everything but the keyboard (in my personal opinion-so far)

I purchased an iPhone 4 from a friend who upgraded early to a 4S and hooked it up on my 2nd line. My idea is that for $ 20.00 more per mointh I can test it out and see if I can get the touch typing. I am 44, 6'2 with man hands and the typing is not easy for me. I am getting better in accurace but the speed is nowhere close the what I can crank out on the blackberry.

If I stick it out will I get better? It is such a pain backspacing to correct the e mails. I will give it another 60 days and then if I dont see improvement I may have to get the new bold over the Iphone 4S. Do you guys ever see APlle adding a real keyboard to the next incarnation of the Iphone 5?

If I dial a contact on their mobile and there is no answer, on my BB if I go to redial it asks which number home ooice or mobile, with the iPhone I need to go back into contacts Is there a short cut?

Thanks
Yes, you will get used to it, we old dogs can learn new tricks now and then. I hated the thought of not having a keyboard and almost gave up, when I first got an Android phone without one, but I did get used to it. It just seems odd at first.

Sorry, can't help with the other question, I hate talking on the phone.
 

sweetbrat

macrumors 65816
Jun 17, 2009
1,443
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Redford, MI
Yes, typing will get easier. It just takes some time to get used to. I can't imagine that Apple will add a physical keyboard.
 

Tom G.

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Jun 16, 2009
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Champaign/Urbana Illinois
You should get used to the typing, I did and I'm about your size, but 20+ years older.

Keep in mind that on the 4s you don't have to type all that much as Siri helps out a lot. You can just talk.

I hope you can work things out.
 

wordoflife

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Jul 6, 2009
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It takes some time. I was horrible when I first got my device but now I'm pretty good at it.
 
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