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    Default Leaving Blackberry....Is the Note 2 too cumbersome?

    Hi new friends - longtime Crackberrier and have been reading the handwriting for way too long. I'm ready to switch and have been spending quality time at the ATT store with the S3 and Note2. I love the features and potential of the Note2 but I don't know if it is going to be too big to handle. I have decent sized hands so I'm not worried about that, but I wonder if it fits on the belt or only in a jacket pocket. Any thoughts on this? Thanks
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    Default Re: Leaving Blackberry....Is the Note 2 too cumbersome?

    I just switched from a blackberry 9930, and it's been pretty painless. I carry the phone in my front pocket and it's not burdensome at all.

    I highly recommend SwiftKey as your keyboard, made typing just as good as on my physical blackberry one.

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    Default Re: Leaving Blackberry....Is the Note 2 too cumbersome?

    Quote Originally Posted by howserow View Post
    Hi new friends - longtime Crackberrier and have been reading the handwriting for way too long. I'm ready to switch and have been spending quality time at the ATT store with the S3 and Note2. I love the features and potential of the Note2 but I don't know if it is going to be too big to handle. I have decent sized hands so I'm not worried about that, but I wonder if it fits on the belt or only in a jacket pocket. Any thoughts on this? Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by raggededge View Post
    I just switched from a blackberry 9930, and it's been pretty painless. I carry the phone in my front pocket and it's not burdensome at all.

    I highly recommend SwiftKey as your keyboard, made typing just as good as on my physical blackberry one.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
    I too defected from a 9930 some time ago. I was hesitant at first but now I don't know what took me so long. I started with a Thunderbolt, then the Nexus, the S3 and now the Note 2. Like raggededge said, get Swift Key 3 and you'll be good to go. Search around the area and you'll find some good people here.

    Go for it!!
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    Default Re: Leaving Blackberry....Is the Note 2 too cumbersome?

    Cumbersome? no! In fact, I am rocking a Seidio Active case on my N2 and it fits painlessly in my jeans pocket. In fact, I can do everything I normally would do while carrying it! I was a little concerned that I would need to remove it from my pocket while driving and such but that has not been a problem.

    As for the keyboard, I would also suggest Swiftkey. While I LOVE having the numbers across the top of my stock keyboard...I hate how there is no auto correct!, Maybe that is Verizon only but still annoying. Swiftkey, is a bit of an adjustment but works awesome!!!
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    Default Re: Leaving Blackberry....Is the Note 2 too cumbersome?

    It does take getting used to but after a few days the size wears off. I would trashed the plunge and go for it!
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    Default Re: Leaving Blackberry....Is the Note 2 too cumbersome?

    I came over to android from BB a while back. I used everything from the old 72xx series all the way up to a Storm 2.The note 2 is not oversized at all. Once you get used to the OS you will wonder why you didn't switch years ago.

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    Default Re: Leaving Blackberry....Is the Note 2 too cumbersome?

    Quote Originally Posted by howserow View Post
    Hi new friends - longtime Crackberrier and have been reading the handwriting for way too long. I'm ready to switch and have been spending quality time at the ATT store with the S3 and Note2. I love the features and potential of the Note2 but I don't know if it is going to be too big to handle. I have decent sized hands so I'm not worried about that, but I wonder if it fits on the belt or only in a jacket pocket. Any thoughts on this? Thanks
    It's definitely too big to wear on your belt unless you don't mind a man purse. I'm using a Monaco vertical pouch (link below) and slide it into my left pants pocket with the belt clip facing out and clipped onto the pocket. It's comfortable to walk or sit with it and feels very secure, no risk of it coming out. I originally wanted a Seidio spring-clip holster (no case) like I used with my Thunderbolt, but realized even if Seidio made one (I checked, they have no plans to), it too would look like a man purse and would probably tend to bounce off your leg as you walk or get in your way when sitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howserow View Post
    Hi new friends - longtime Crackberrier and have been reading the handwriting for way too long. I'm ready to switch and have been spending quality time at the ATT store with the S3 and Note2. I love the features and potential of the Note2 but I don't know if it is going to be too big to handle. I have decent sized hands so I'm not worried about that, but I wonder if it fits on the belt or only in a jacket pocket. Any thoughts on this? Thanks
    Me, too. I had a 9800 since it first came out and did the same thing. I spent time at the AT&T store fondling both of them and decided on the Note 2. I think I'd be happy with either but the bigger screen won out.
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    Default Re: Leaving Blackberry....Is the Note 2 too cumbersome?

    It won't even feel big after a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMyTracers View Post
    It won't even feel big after a few days.
    That comment reminded me of this:
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    Yea it is hard to use Smaller phones, and not having the s-pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howserow View Post
    Hi new friends - longtime Crackberrier and have been reading the handwriting for way too long. I'm ready to switch and have been spending quality time at the ATT store with the S3 and Note2. I love the features and potential of the Note2 but I don't know if it is going to be too big to handle. I have decent sized hands so I'm not worried about that, but I wonder if it fits on the belt or only in a jacket pocket. Any thoughts on this? Thanks
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    Default Re: Leaving Blackberry....Is the Note 2 too cumbersome?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOtherBill View Post
    That comment reminded me of this:

    That is so true, I was helping someone with a BB 9800 today and thought 'dang, how do you deal with this tiny screen and keypad?'

    Even the s3 seems small to me now.

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    Default Re: Leaving Blackberry....Is the Note 2 too cumbersome?

    I was a major crackberry addict until a year ago. My 9650 and the server decided to randomly delete my calendar so I made a sudden switch to android and an Incredible 2. Android and the touchscreen were way ahead of my Bold so that move worked out well. I just got my N2 from VZW last Thursday. The S3, DNA, and N2 were all huge compared to my Inc2 so I knew I was going to have to get used to it no matter which phone I chose, so I went with the N2 because of the s pen and s notes. Today was my first "work" day with the N2 and was on flights and airports all day. I must say the N2 is better than expected. It fits in my pocket and the size did not really cause any problems. I used the time in the air to really play with it and learn how to use the features, then used maps to get around the new town and find some places to eat. It has been 14 hours since I took it off the charger and I still have 35% of the battery left. Now that is pretty cool!
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