08-16-2014 09:45 AM
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  1. lippidp's Avatar
    Do you remember the concept ideas from MS dealing with a slider which could take different "layers" of input devices on the sliding part itself. There was the gamepad version, the QWERTY version and some kinde of a second touch-display version... Don't know why, but I think something like that could work out for Nokia, HTC and so on... They could produce a phone, which has the ability to get some kind of different, well integrated, covers... some would get the keyboard and others maybe the gamepad thing or whatever...
    I've never seen that, but love the idea. I went on to Crackberry.com to see what BB might have in store, but they only seem to want the portrait sliders like the Dell Venue Pro. I don't like those. Heck, maybe I'll go back to feature phones and cancel my data plan. I will not part with my keyboard!!!!
    12-13-2012 03:39 PM
  2. dookie dave's Avatar
    saw this, looks prettty good, id buy it.
    12-19-2012 09:52 PM
  3. lippidp's Avatar
    saw this, looks prettty good, id buy it.

    It's amazing what people can dream up, but making it real is another story. What kind of people have the spare time to create these mock-UPS anyway? I'm jealous...
    12-24-2012 07:55 PM
  4. Mark Eggleston's Avatar
    still plenty of older people who need this. I can get my grandfather on Windows Phone, if they will just make a real keyboard.
    06-25-2014 03:25 AM
  5. altair679's Avatar
    The only slider keyboard type I remember was the blackberry torch and the nokia n-series.....
    06-25-2014 03:34 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Not gonna lie, I still miss this keyboard (ok, and phone too)

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    06-27-2014 05:35 PM
  7. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    The title of this thread made me chuckle...
    07-24-2014 07:16 AM
  8. jpal12's Avatar
    Unless you count phones from 5 years ago as new, no.
    07-24-2014 08:02 PM
  9. Ashalinia's Avatar
    I don't see why people just don't get used to touch screens. I've used slide-out keyboards before but it's so much slower in comparison, especially with Shape Writing on 8.1 now.
    07-25-2014 11:29 AM
  10. offbeatbop's Avatar
    The Dell Venue Pro was probably my favorite phone. If Dell decided to get back in the smartphone game and released a phone with a similar design I'd be all over it. That vertical qwerty was a serious eye catcher. Everytime I used it on the train people would stare, and I got asked "what phone is that" all the time.
    08-16-2014 09:45 AM
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