Motorola Shadow: Would you prefer this keyboard?

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  1. spazma7ik
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    Meh. Physical keyboard is a waste IMHO.
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    Doesn't look too bad...
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    You know, I got the Droid for the fact that is has a physical keyboard, but I've found out that I never use it. Could be the fact that the keyboard is so flat that it makes it really hard to use (coming from a Blackberry Curve), but I have found that I have become accustomed to using the on-screen keyboard and I really like it.
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    When I played with the phone in the store, I thought the physical was cool and virtual sucked. But in practice the opposite is true. Virtual is so much faster. But it is still good for games.
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    i wonder what are the specs for this motorola shadow?
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    All I have to say is... Ew
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    You and I both. What an ugly phone.
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    If you also notice, the screen slides more than just half way like the current Droid, this enables them to have a larger (front to back) keyboard. And intigrating the D-pad gives more key width. Overall this gives a much larger keyboard which will also be more user friendly. At first glance a smart design .
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    I must be among a small minority of users who likes the Droid keyboard. It's not the greatest, but it more than gets the job done. That version (assuming the final product resembles the render) gives me bigger keys, and more usable d-pad. I think it is a very well built phone.
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    I agree.... I've really warmed up to the Droid.... I put the Seidio black case on and like it even better..... really sharp!

    I was studying the physical dimensions and I'm not sure we would gain anything by not having the keyboard.... I don't use it either... except to do firmware updates!
    I guess its cool to have it its not taking up space.... we may gain a few mm not to have it.
    But if someone stole my keyboard, I would never miss it.
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    Why the hell don't phone makers put the Dpad on the left?!? It would make games so much better.
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    That thing looks nasty. What is the little tab for? Looks like a fan rendered it
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    I like the physical keyboard. The on screen never much did it for me, even in a hurry I find myself popping out the physical keyboard. Then again, I come from using a Dare and an iTouch. Im about tired of virtual keyboards.

    Now this, this... looks like a toy. I kind of like it but I dont like how the mouse is so small and also that its still on the right side. This has already been mentioned but really, is there some secret reason theyre doing this?
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    If the Droid did not have a physical keyboard, I would still be using my Palm Centro. With my fingernails typing on the touch screen can be a bit of a pain.

    It does look like the keys are a little larger on the mock up, but I like the look of the Droid better.
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    Same here. I came from the HTC Tilt and Tilt 2 and did NOT want to loose my physical keyboard... But between the poor design (it should have never made it past R&D) and Swype I never have a need to open it now. I'd say LOOSE the physical keyboard(s) in exchange for the inclusion of Swype and use the extra room for a larger battery.
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    If you using the correct Emulators, then you can use "Upside-down mode, and have the D-Pad on the left! :icon_ banana:

    I personally like this design, and hope that it does come out as the next DROID! Just not too soon. They have to release it when all the current droid owners are available for an upgrade (and on Verizon of course), or it will fall to the way-side like the Nexus 1 is currently. BUT...either put the full chin on it (like the current Droid), or get rid of that darn strap attatchment. That is the only thing ugly about that picture.
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    I like it. I dunno about the white keyboard.. but in all honesty it looks like a Droid, just not as nice.

    -Wil
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    I bet my daughters, 15 & 12, would love it. Especially with that wrist strap.
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    I Hope the OP doesn't mind, but I added a picture of it to his original post. It's nicer to look at than a link to somewhere else :p Hope you don't mind OP.