All this 4G technology -- and no physical QWERTY keyboards???

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  1. kijutsu

    kijutsu Member

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    Not trying to spark a huge argument here -- but I am legitimately curious as to why...

    So -- maybe I'm just behind the times on requiring a physical QWERTY keyboard, but whats the deal with Verizon not having ANY cell phones with 4g technology and a physical QWERTY keyboard? Am I the only one who religiously uses the physical keyboard?

    I'd love to have 4G, but the physical QWERTY keyboard is a /must/ in my line of work (IT professional and regular Linux geek). :motdroidhoriz:
     
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    the issue is that your part of such a small percentage of people that want them its not very beneficial to the manufacturers to continue to put them out.
     
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    ..really? I can't be the only gadget geek around that wants 4G with a decent qwerty keyboard :)
     
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    Not the only one, but you're a small minority. :) Options are coming though...
     
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    kijutsu Member

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    Go figure -- sometimes I hate being a geek :p What 'options' do you speak of?
     
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    We don't need no stinking keyboards!!!

    ;)
     
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    We need keyboards!
     
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    Well I'm not a geek! And I love having a keyboard!! I need a stinking keyboard!! Hold up I'm on this forum so maybe I am slowly turning into a geek. OMFG!! All jokes aside though I love having the keyboard for my messaging needs. I'm real good with swype. Actually I love using swype. Use it more than swiftkey. But for my long messages I find that for me the physical keyboard is quicker and I make less mistakes. But it definitely seems like manufacturers see physical keyboards as being on the way out. Presently I have a droid 3. The D3 with 4g woulda been the shiznit!!!

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
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    Samsung Stratosphere. The leaked info from RadioShack is showing it to be coming out tomorrow. 4G and keyboard. Granted, a mid-tier phone, but if those two are your primary factors, your wish is granted.
     
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    it looks ugly... if im paying top dollar for service, i want top tier!
     
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    I always like the option of a physical keyboard because sometimes (coding/editing/writing) it really helps to see the whole screen.

    For Motorola, my thinking is that they considered putting 4G in the Droid 3 but decided against it. I could be wrong, but here's why:

    1) battery life would suck. to make it not suck the battery would have to be huge. the phone would be really bulky. so, the tradeoff was bulky phone vs. crap battery life. they really wanted the Droid 3 to succeed so they played it conservatively.

    2) why not have customers buy the Droid 3 and then have them drooling over (and buying) the Droid 4g in a year or so? $$$$$
     
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    Service is the same for all. The price difference is for the phones. If you want top tier phone, you get to pay top tier price for the phone. Stratosphere will be priced as a mid-price phone. Just saying.
    We're always want the specs, but if all OP is looking for is 4G+keyboard, that is an option.
     
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