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05-31-2013 01:51 PM - edited 05-31-2013 02:44 PM
I realize Blackberry's signature style is a portrait qwerty, but why is it that nobody is making a slide-out QWERTY keyboard anymore?
If blackberry users are the die-hard physical keyboard fans, it would make a lot of sense for Blackberry to release a slider-keyboard version of the Z10/Q10. Such a phone could have the same physical screen size as the Z10 but also a pocket-size landscape keyboard!
Please engineers, release such a phone!! I would buy it. I don't think I will ever be able to type on a touch screen like I can on a keyboard, and I think I will miss the large screen size if I go to the Q10.
05-31-2013 08:16 PM
06-01-2013 12:49 AM - edited 06-01-2013 12:51 AM
Reason #1 is no reason at all.
Reason #2 only has to be a reason if you make bad quality parts.
Reason #3, I realize it's not what some people want, but keyboards in general are a niche market, and blackberry already has it. So that doesn't seem like a good reason either.
In answer to your question, I've had the DevAlpha for a couple of months only. And I'm using another touchscreen phone now, so it's not like I'm new to the concept. I realize some virtual keyboards are better than others, but they all have the same problem: they're not real keyboards.
06-03-2013 12:23 PM - edited 06-03-2013 05:54 PM
While the trend lately has been towards bigger screens, imagine a slide-out landscape QWERTY style phone with a 3.5" diagonal wide screen.
It could have the same aspect ratio as the Z10, but it doesn't need to be as big.
Sure, it would be thicker due to the keyboard, but it can still be a nice pocket-friendly size/design.
Think of how nicely the Nokia N97 mini fits in your hand and your pocket.
06-03-2013 04:42 PM
06-04-2013 05:48 AM
I'd love the screensize of the Z10 with a slide out physical keyboard.
You say there is no rumour but what about this...
06-04-2013 10:16 AM