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Replacing the problematic BlackBerry Trackballs

Posted by freeappsblackberry on February 5, 2010

Trackball good

No wonder the BlackBerry line of phones are a great pleasure to use. But not all of them! Even the makers at Research In Motion would agree to this given that all the later designs have some improvements in terms of the trackball. If you own those BlackBerry devices where you have the trackball, you pretty well know what we are talking about. Instances of the trackball creating problematic situations are not difficult to find- at times the ball gets stuck completely, at other times it just refuses to click or move in one direction. Surely with the obstinate trackball, using the BlackBerry has become a pain leading to scrolling through the screens and the menus to a mere crawl!

And now thankfully, the people at Research In Motion have realized the difficulties associated with the trackball and are doing away with, making way for the more convenient optical trackpad. The company also does not have future plans to ship the devices with the trackballs. In spite of the difficulties faced with the trackball, if you are the owner of a BlackBerry Pearl 8100, 8120 or Curve 8320 on T-Mobile U.S.A, then there’s news that will make you smile and heave a sigh of relief.

From the 15th of February, you will be able to get rid of the problematic trackball and get it replaced with a new and shiny one. All you need is to walk into a T-Mobile retail store with your BlackBerry Pearl 8100, 8120 or the BlackBerry Curve 8320 and you will be rendered free from the faulty trackball that has been causing so much pain to you. This offer is available only for the owners of the above mentioned BlackBerry device purchased through T-Mobile U.S.A. if you have a T-Mobile Pearl 8220 or a Curve 8900, then this offer is not applicable to you as these devices have a different type of the trackball. Hence they require a much rigorous process for the removal of the trackball.

This offer is really a great one but had it been launched a few months back when the affected BlackBerry devices were the most popular ones. It would certainly have led to a reduction in the pain and people opting for the lesser problematic devices without the trackballs.

Source: ComputerWorld

Is your Trackball stuck? Try to clean it, here is how it works: How to clean your BlackBerry’s Trackball

Or, get a new trackball replacement and just swap it! :)

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