Jargon Watch: Blackberry Thumb

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Blackberry Thumb – A swelling of the sheath around tendons in the thumb, road warriors are starting to require professional treatment from an orthopedist according to reports from Associated Press. Similar devices like Palm’s Treo range, the Danger Sidekick and numerous copycat devices running Windows Pocket PC / CE / Mobile give similar injuries.

Gamers using console joypads have had similar injuries for years called ‘Gamers Thumb’. Does this mean that we will see a move back to Palm’s Graffitti pen computing interface? Kudos to Wired News.