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Chapter 1. Touring the BlackBerry Handhe... > Welcome to the World of Thumb Typing

Welcome to the World of Thumb Typing

You may be wondering how you can actually type on such on a small keyboard using a traditional touch typing position for your fingers—you can't. Instead, you have to use a technique called thumb typing. Thumb typing is essentially using only one or two thumbs to do all of the typing. Your other fingers are just used to hold the handheld.

There are three ways to position your hands to thumb type, and you may have done them all naturally without thinking about it. In fact, you will probably switch between the three styles often depending on what you are doing.


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