Originally Posted by ifail
There is no way to disable surepress currently. There is quite an uproar about it, and apparently there is about a 30% chance the new Storm 3 wont be sporting it. I personally typed pretty quickly on mine, but i never tried to push beyond say 40ish WPM cause the 9530 was very fickle and would break easily.
Surepress can't be disabled because it's a physical mechanism. In the original phone, there is one switch that sits in the center of the screen. When you press the screen, the entire screen moves downward, and closes the switch. The problem, other than the force needed to activate it, was that as you moved away from the center, it became less sensitive as the screen tilted, and more force was needed, and more errors occurred.
The Storm2 changed that. Now there are switches at the corners so that the sensitivity is equalized around the screen, and the force was reduced, resulting in less effort, so that it's not as tiring.
But, tapping the screen for other purposes can still activate a switch which causes problems.
I don't remember what changes, if any, are in store for the Storm3.