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  1. Mallissa

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    This might be off topic, but if someone can point me in the right direction I sure would appreciate it. On the Incredible it has the optical track pad, what does the Thunderbolt have that enables you to scroll back and correct a word etc? Anyone know how thats done?
     

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    I've given you a new thread, and may sticky it as needed, so it's not lost in the noise.

    So far as I know, the Thunderbolt lacks the optical trackpad - but - if it's like my Evo, you'll only miss it at first - that was my personal experience.

    The HTC touch keyboard has arrow keys for moving while editing, their touchscreens tend to be amazingly responsive, and pinch to zoom will help ease the burden as well.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    I used the trackball on my Eris quite a bit at first, but now use the arrow keys in Swype when correcting text. Can't remember the last time I used the ball.
     
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    Interesting, so because of the screen size, directional button are used. I kinda like that idea.:)
     
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    Which is miles better than trying to tap/hold/move to the appropriate place on the iPhone (maddening at best). I cant believe that is the innovation they came up with.
     
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    Anyone have a screenshot of the arrows you speak of?
     
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    Evo keyboard:

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    I expect with the updates, the Thunderbolt keyboard will be even better. :)

    Was looking and posting while you were - great minds think alike! ;) :)
     
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    Speaking of features, anyone want to explain the whole sim card deal? I know that AT&T uses them, but I didn't think that Verizon used them in any of their phones. Is it just due to the 4g setup, or will they be incorporated into all new phones?
     
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    Yes, it's a 4G thing.
     
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    Am I the only one who doesn't like the EVO Keyboard? I like HTCs keyboard, loved it on my Eris and Incredible, but I for one don't actually like the arrows, is it possible to turn them off? I think it looks tacky to me, and would prefer it to be without it.

    If not then it isn't a big deal, I mostly use Smart Keyboard Pro anyways, but I like to switch it up.
     

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