1. dougsyo's Avatar
    My housemate got a Verizon Blitz - I like the format because it's a slider, but the QWERTY keyboard is portrait rather than landscape (can be used one-handed). When it's open, it's about the same size as a BJ2 except a little thicker.

    Since he got that, I started looking at phones, as I was a Cellular One customer that would transition to ATT and got the "new customer" type discount on a phone by switching my contract. Up till recently, the few QWERTY slider phones ATT had were all landscape (Duo, Tilt). They've since added the Samsung Propel with a Blitz-like format. However, it doesn't run WM (it's not a smartphone at all, in fact).

    I ended up getting a BJII (and I'm very happy with it, but also considered a Q9H). I'd have liked to get something like the Blitz or Propel in a smartphone if that was available. If the BB Pearl Flip had been available for ATT, I (maybe) would have considered that too.

    So, why not a portrait slider?

    Doug
    11-26-2008 12:04 AM
  2. CeluGeek's Avatar
    The Samsung i627 (BlackJack III, or BlackJack slider, or whatever they choose to call it) is a portrait slider.
    See it here.
    01-11-2009 01:54 PM
  3. dougsyo's Avatar
    The Samsung i627 (BlackJack III, or BlackJack slider, or whatever they choose to call it) is a portrait slider.
    See it here.
    Nice! I'd have preferred that to my BJ2, but I'm happy with what I've got.

    I notice the Palm Pre is using the same form factor, although with a touch screen.

    Maybe the best of these can be put together for an Epix successor?

    Doug
    01-12-2009 05:34 PM
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