4G LTE phones with Keyboard

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by DESERPENTOR, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. kurumatt

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    How much thicker does the lte radio really make the phone? We talking .1 of an inch here or what?

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    Have you seen the LG Revolution? That thing is brick!
     
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    It's not so much making it thicker as it is making it a brick. When you factor in the extra weight from the slide-out keyboard, you're looking at a cinder block.
     
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    I used to be a physical keyboard evangelist, but I've grown to love the Thunderbolt. The big screen makes it easy to type, and I like the fact that I don't have to worry about the keyboard sliding out in my pocket (used to happen on the Droid all the time).
     
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    Edit: Also in carrier's eyes thinner=sexier=more $.
     
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    I agree that it's quite easy to use a virtual keyboard on a 4.3 inch screen in landscape mode, but portrait mode is a different story, hence one of the reasons that some people need a phone with a physical keyboard. In portrait mode using a virtual keyboard, the onscreen keyboard takes up like 90% of the screen on a webpage leaving you no room to see auto-corrections and other things. You can move to another field and not know where you're at...this=headache to some.
     
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    I've had my OG droid for almost 2 years now and never have an issue with the kbd sliding open on its own.

    Meh, I'd rather have what I want if its slightly thicker and heavier than have to settle for something.

    Is it too much to ask, 1gb of ram duo core 1.2ghz sliding keyboard, lte and unlocked bootloader?

    I think not. dancedroid
     
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    I've not had a good exprerience with any of the virtual keyboards. I tried the IPhone, Thunderbolt, and even my 4.3" GPS and they all suck. They just randomly mistype the letters.

    On the other hand, I've seen many of the slide out keyboards after 1 year of use and they are sloppy and worn out.

    Maybe the the way to go is to buy the D3 and if not happy, trade it back in on the Bionic before the 30 day return is up.
     
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    It's a 14 day return policy now, not 30 day. Best Buy/Costco still have 30 days I believe, but if you trade phones in you do not get the subsidized price after 14 days as far as I am aware.

    Also, the virtual keyboard doesn't type incorrectly if you type correctly, though it certainly can vary between phones. The iPhone and TB both have great keyboards as far as I have heard. My little 3'' touchscreen works perfect, never has a mistype and it is clearly beaten up badly, especially as a capacitive screen. It's more of how accustomed you are to the keyboard. I've had it so long it's really easy, but using other phone's virtual keyboards it takes me forever to type. It's definitely about how much time you use it. I can type faster than anyone i know on my touchscreen just because I'm used to it, but I'll be sluggish once I trade up again for a couple months.
     
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    Maybe you're right. I just need to give the virtual keyboard more time to get used to it. I guess I can wait another month for the Bionic.
     
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    I would suggest it, as I am doing it myself. Physical keyboards seem nice, but all the best phones seem to come without them, as they are a hassle to deal with when designing a phone, making them bulkier without adding much of anything to the device but the keyboard itself.

    Using the same device heavily for a month, especially with touchscreens, is when you're going to really find out how slick touchscreens are these days. At first you'll make dumb mistakes since you're used to the freedom of a physical keyboard, but you get accustomed pretty quick once you've broken bad habits (like sliding fingers on the screen, touching it on accident, etc).
     
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    The rep at the wireless advocates stall in Costco told me the return policy is 14 days when I picked up my charge.
     
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