T-Mobile users who are part of the BlackBerry Beta Zone have reported getting notifications to sign up for the BlackBerry 6 beta testing for Bold 9700/9780 and Curve 3G devices. If you have any of those associated to your BlackBerry Beta Zone profile you'll want to check to see if you're eligible. A limited number of slots are currently open although, Research In Motion has not posted any version available for download as of yet.
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Below the display, you get the standard BlackBerry controls: Talk and End keys, a menu shortcut, and a back button. However, like the BlackBerry Curve 8520, the Bold 9700 replaces the traditional trackball navigator with an optical trackpad. The move from trackball to trackpad is surprisingly easy, and we were impressed by its responsiveness (you can also adjust its sensitivity to your liking through the Options menu). Scrolling through lists and navigating menus feels smoother using the trackpad and you can select an item simply by pressing down. RIM plans to use the trackpad in all its future devices, and that's fine by us. Like we mentioned earlier, the transition from one to the other felt easy and natural; plus, perhaps this will eliminate the issue that some users have had where the trackball stops working for whatever reason and needs to be replaced.
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