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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by shoot2scre, Jan 13, 2011.
Really? I can barely use the flat keyboard.
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I bought my D1 because of the keyboard (had a couple of treos before) and can't see myself ever owning a phone without one. All of the new phone specs are nice but until there's a keyboard superphone, it's D1 for me.
I wouldnt have a Droid 1 if it didnt have the keyboard. I had just come from an all touch screen and was sick of it. Even now as I think about getting the iPhone I remember how tired I was and am of the touch screen. The Droid 1 touch screen annoys me, I prefer a keyboard. It has nothing to do with coordination, its more to do with the fact that I get tired of the auto correct 'fixing' words that dont need to be fixed when Im trying to txt, the touch screen often freezing up when I try to do things, and sometimes it not even responding at all so the phone has to be rebooted. This isnt just my Droid, I know my Droid has problems but its other phones as well. I messed with an EnV Touch recently, it was locked and no matter how many times I tried to slide the button to unlock it the thing would not register that I touched it. I get tired of that kind of junk. Not only the Locks, whos bright idea was that anyway, but also problems with touch screens. So if they dont have a phone with a physical keyboard I dont know what Ill upgrade to if I do at all.
Don't get me started! Not to get off-topic, but Google killed that option with Froyo. I can enable/disable the passcode automatically with locale - get rid of the darn slider I've never had my phone turn on because it's hard enough to hit the power button when you're trying to!
On a more related note, I suspect we'll see a slider. None of the 4 CES devices - and of course the IP5 in June - have a slider. So I would bet money one of the very next devices to come out (after those) will have a slider. Unfortunately that means Q3 for you all.
It seems the issue as i'm hearing it is that everybody wants to be as up to date
with the tech on their phones as possible- while in the past i usually only thought of this
as a monetary issue, this thread reminds me that there can be other considerations.
As for myself, i have a d2g, and everything i'm seeing to my personal taste and
expectations is that there's nothing on the horizon that would make me want to get
something new that doesn't have a physical keyboard. me and my dysfunctional bad
self. A faster processor and possible 4g is not a game changing event to me; the tech
i have in hand now, i believe will keep me more than satisfied/happy for at least the
next year or so, of course i understand that ymmv...
detachable/usb/bluetooth keyboard. Nuff said.
Detachable would be slick, except I'd never have it attached on the rare occasions I might want it! But it's a heck of an idea because it could be sold separately as an accessory. We saw some hybrid tablet/netbooks with this, so it's definitely possible - a keyboard dock done right could turn your phone into a slider. Maybe we'll see something like that at Barcelona next month.
Problem with bluetooth is it forces you to carry another device (and another to worry about charging, yuck). And I think a BT keyboard COULD be great, but only if you've got an external monitor attached via USB/HDMIT.