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How many times have you slid open your Palm Pre's Keyboard?

You won't go very far without sliding out the Pre's QWERTY keyboard ever so often. But have you ever wondered how many time you've done it? Well, here's how:

Go to Device Info.


Scroll down and hit More Info.

Get to the drop down menu and hit Interactive Tests. We'll talk about these hardware tests in another post.

You're presented with several tests to choose from, go to Hardware buttons.

Skip the first test.

There you have it... The total number of times the keyboard was opened/closed.

I've open/close the keyboard 2032 times(Hall sensor), and 2096 times (Optical sensor). So that means I've open the keyboard about 1000 times since launch day.

How many times have you opened/closed your keyboard? Post the numbers in the comment section.

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Reader Comments (33)

wow. A lot more than I would have thought.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchuym

530/556, what's the difference between these two numbers?

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenny

28 hours and so far 203/215

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTony Peric

978/1039....what is the difference??

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterallenpa5

I can understand using a hall effect sensor.. but an optical one as well? Of course there's some light sensor for auto-adjusting the brightness of the screen, but logic would dictate that would be surrounding the screen on the face, not hidden behind the keyboard. It would be blissfully unaware of the status of the slider.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKansei

402/399, what is the difference?

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEG

1320/1445.. WOW! I hope that is not a bad thing, I started on the 5th using the Pre.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSoul Incredible

wow I've hardly use my KB at all. 262/292 since launch day

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

723 / 740

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterManny

Wow, if there was ever a case for a screen based keyboard to backup this wonderful device this is it!

I am a fan of physical keyboards but can see the senselessness of not having a screen keyboard for those brief messages. Without it I can see the potential for increased device failure rates if you are doing that every day for a while.

Where are those pesky developers?

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAS147

holy cow 174/175 and i got it on the 6th too

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn whogivesacrap

922/1101 a little higher than i thought for just over a week lol

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterr2xj

over 9000!!!!1!!!!!!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

945/949 since launch day..

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Loose

543/580.......hold habits are hard t break. For some reason each time the phone rings I automatically slide out the keyboard. Reminiscent of the slider phone.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternud

@nud Totally dude, I had a slider for 2 years before the Pre and I'm trying to break the habit of sliding it up to unlock it and down to close out of stuff.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMerry Ho

450/478 since june 6.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJules

A Measly 124/125, but this is my 2nd Pre as 1st was a return. I've been giving the touchscreen a workout though.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSynenome

2994/2992 haha, wow lol considering i do 15000-20000 texts a month, i guess it makes sense only had my phone for 9 days lol

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaz


You beat me. lol

June 15, 2009 | Registered CommenterPreThinking


June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie K

The difference between the two numbers seems to have something to do with opening/closing the keyboard only halfway instead of all the way.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdsevil

132/137 which isn't much, I guess I don't text a lot. I got mine on 6/10.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEddie

The title should say "slid," not "slide."

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA Dude


June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrubedogg

wow i guess i aint playing enough!! ive had it 10 days

220 Hall Sensor
221 Optical Sensor

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpixie

2662/3250 :) awesome!

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEd

5517/5764 hands stay busy lol

July 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter..

222/235 I have only had it 2 days.

August 13, 2009 | Registered CommenterJoshua Peters


September 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersehjr


May 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermike nivens

28344/28057 wow. And that's not a typo. I've had mine since August 09.

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

Yes, it is the intelligible answer - cheap meridia ,
Speak directly. - cheap meridia .

June 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdipoamydpk

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