Originally Posted by BlitzSix
I just don't see the appeal, I mean if it already has a keyboard then why make it touch? Then the icons would have to be bigger to make it "finger friendly" and I just prefer using a trackball to navigate around. A lot of people see touchscreen as an upgrade, but the way I see it, you're still using a mouse on your PC/Mac and no one plans to use touch monitors so why do people want it on phones?
I really hope the next generation Bold/Curve doesn't become touchscreen :(
Have you every had to do a lot of scrolling with the trackball? It is a huge pain in the butt. I don't mind for using it to select my way through menus or to pick an app to open, but it's usability limits end their.
I would much prefer to scroll through a long message list or email or webpage by just sliding my finger on the screen than rolling the trackball.
I came from an iPhone to a blackberry. Touchscreens can be very good if implemented well, Apple has shown it's possible.