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  1. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    .... Yikes. Buy a phone just for the keyboard... And have it do that. Yeah, I'd leave too.
    12-12-2014 05:09 PM
  2. JacobV's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind seeing a new Windows Phone come out that's designed like the HP Pre 3, but I'm just wishful thinking.
    12-13-2014 05:06 AM
  3. negative1ne's Avatar
    Still rocking the LG Optimus C900 with slideout keyboard.

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    Yes, still with windows 7.8, but since there isn't a replacement,
    I will not switch to another phone.

    Maybe windows 10 will support bluetooth keyboards.

    either that, or switch to blackberry passport.

    it does have a touch keyboard also, but i never use it.

    i've never liked touch ones, and now is not the time to switch what works a lot better for me.
    all my friends with touchscreens have mistakes in their typing. but i have the least because
    of the hardware keyboard.


    later
    -1
    Geodude074 likes this.
    12-13-2014 09:54 PM
  4. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    I'd consider one with a slideout if it existed. I've gotten used to a touch screen keyboard, but if it was well made... it'd seem deliciously retro at this point.
    12-14-2014 10:34 PM
  5. LockOnTech's Avatar
    I think there was one point were I was curious if I paired my logitech keyboard to my Nokia Lumia 521, but I cannot quite remember if it worked or not; I guess I will try it again.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    12-15-2014 12:35 PM
  6. negative1ne's Avatar
    I'd consider one with a slideout if it existed. I've gotten used to a touch screen keyboard, but if it was well made... it'd seem deliciously retro at this point.
    nothing retro about something that exists and works the way it should.

    later
    -1
    12-15-2014 01:17 PM
  7. MrChris2000's Avatar
    I loved my old HTC BlueAngel, the slide out keyboard had slightly raised keys which meant you could identify them by touch nicely. Wasn't uncommon to send a txt without taking my phone out of my pocket.
    Kebero likes this.
    12-15-2014 01:36 PM
  8. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    I loved my old HTC BlueAngel, the slide out keyboard had slightly raised keys which meant you could identify them by touch nicely. Wasn't uncommon to send a txt without taking my phone out of my pocket.
    Now that takes skill!
    12-15-2014 02:51 PM
  9. rhapdog's Avatar
    It's nice to know you've never gotten a speeding ticket or slow-rolled through a stop sign. I'm sure Progressive or State Farm wishes all their customers could drive in 100% compliance of every traffic law the way you do. I wish the world had more perfect people like you that never had a beer at a buddy's house while watching the big game or if you did, stayed a full 8 hours per beer afterward. I'm also proud of the fact that your tax returns are 100% legit and have every single receipt for every single deduction.

    Get off your high horse and as The Prophet Bob Marley posited "don't go point'n fingers if you 'ands ain't clean".

    Oh, and about that kick in my ***, I'm 100% sure you don't have what it takes to administer it.
    I started to post a reply here, but stepped away for an hour and came back. I'm going to let it go just out of plain pity for you. You obviously just don't have good judgement, which I've determined by that last statement of yours. Someone said that to Chuck Norris once, not realizing who they were talking to, and were never heard from again. (Not really, but you get my point.) If you take that as a threat, then it just further proves my point about your judgement, as it is nothing of the sort, as neither was my first post about it. Just poor judgement if you think you can take all comers because there is always going to be someone who is either bigger, meaner, has a whole lot of mean buddies and travels in packs, or rich enough to hire a sniper when you least expect it. I'd hate for you to say that to a drug lord or mob boss. <shudder>

    I'm going to drop it in hopes that you will come to your senses and stop driving while distracted, under the influence, or any other way that endangers the lives of others.

    ------------------------------

    Let's get back on topic.

    I've got to really agree with folks about the accuracy of typing. Even when you type correctly on the on-screen keyboard, you have to proof EVERYTHING before you send it, because of the way the "suggestions" automatically replace, incorrectly many times, with what the keyboard thinks you meant by what you typed.

    I do think a slide-out keyboard would be very useful for many users, especially business users. However, being retired for the last 4 years (Retired at age 46, and yes, I'm comfortable), I don't find the need for myself for the keyboard being built-into the device. I would definitely like to have a keyboard at times, however, and I think that it should be made available via USB adapter for USB keyboards or Bluetooth or both. I would LOVE to see it support a USB keyboard where I can plug a nano receiver into a micro-USB adapter and use my existing wireless keyboard/mouse combination. That would be pretty cool.
    12-15-2014 04:05 PM
  10. onysi's Avatar
    Someone was complaining about physical vs onscreen kb? Want to know the difference?
    For one, you can one hand type on physical, and u know what the best part? You can also text and not look at the keyboard.
    I used to text like crazy on Sidekick without looking at the screen. I would just read a friend's text, and start texting without looking at the phone.
    I did the same thing with Dell Venue Pro. I look at the screen to read, then look up and start typing as I keep walking. The speed is not as fast as typing on screen, but it is quite more accurate, you don't even need auto correct with physical keyboard.

    Dell Venue Pro was my last physical k/b. I do not think companies will follow suit with it now. Blackberry will be the last company, but everyone moving toward swype keyboards which are wayyyyyyyyyyyy too fast. Faster than physical keyboard.
    Geodude074 likes this.
    12-19-2014 12:52 AM
  11. rhapdog's Avatar
    Onysi, like you said, physical keyboard is most accurate, and a built in physical can add to the accuracy. Sorely needed judging from posts online I see from people.

    Swype keyboard is much faster than built-in, small keyboard.

    However, a BT Keyboard, full size or near full size, would be the greatest alternative when needing to do extensive work in a word document or excel spreadsheet. That would be AWESOME. I've seen some that roll up like a rubber mat and fit nicely into your carry pack. Pull it out, turn it on, lay it on a flat surface and start typing. Great when travelling.

    Of course, a BT keyboard wouldn't be for simple texting, but when entering recipes, grocery lists, Christmas card lists, chores to be done around home, working on a spreadsheet, typing a long email, or editing a long document, a BT keyboard would be invaluable in those circumstances. It would give me reason to upgrade to a phablet.
    12-19-2014 09:44 AM
  12. mobilePally's Avatar
    Touch Pro 2 was amazing. It was also supported for quite a while and I squeezed a lot of extra life out of it. Paid for itself 10x over. HTC 7 Pro was the spiritual successor but it didn't ever come to Verizon. :/ Been without a physical keyboard ever since.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    01-02-2015 05:54 PM
  13. jmshub's Avatar
    Maybe windows 10 will support bluetooth keyboards.
    I suspect Microsoft will roll proper HID support into Windows Phone 10.
    01-02-2015 07:39 PM
  14. jailman's Avatar
    Microsoft should allow physical keyboards onto wp 10 again just to differentiate from competition
    01-02-2015 07:49 PM
  15. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Touch Pro 2 was amazing. It was also supported for quite a while and I squeezed a lot of extra life out of it. Paid for itself 10x over. :/ Been without a physical keyboard ever since.
    Yes, the Touch Pro 2 was an amazingly productive phone to create content on. I created so many documents and accomplished so much work on that qwerty keyboard phone, with properly offset keys, that I wore the letters off some of the backlit keys. Amazing. (Good thing that I know where qwerty keyboards letters are.)

    Let's consume a little, then, let's get some real work done, using our Windows Phones.
    DavidinCT and fatclue_98 like this.
    01-02-2015 08:26 PM
  16. flyingsolid's Avatar
    I came over from BlackBerry because of double typing keyboard fiasco with the Q10, Microsoft should stay far away from BlackBerry.
    Ditto to that!! (Currently hunting down an 822 for this reason.)

    Related to the topic, I think it is also important to consider that the OS would lack the necessary adjustments to integrate and feature a pkb, so the Q10/Passport/etc form would not be ideal. Something like the Droid 4, or LG slider, where you can hide the keyboard would be better suited, in my opinion.
    01-02-2015 08:27 PM
  17. jmshub's Avatar
    Microsoft should allow physical keyboards onto wp 10 again just to differentiate from competition
    Microsoft never said that Windows Phone couldn't have physical keyboards. No handset manufacturer is building physical keyboards because the demand is low.
    01-02-2015 09:27 PM
  18. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Microsoft never said that Windows Phone couldn't have physical keyboards. No handset manufacturer is building physical keyboards because the demand is low.
    Kb Windows Phones are allowed in 8.1 btw
    01-02-2015 09:33 PM
  19. DavidinCT's Avatar
    You cant even compare touch screen keyboards to Physical keyboards. Yea, I was a big fan of the Touch Pro 2 and even the text on the keys were fading because I used it so much (even have a spare one here).

    For everyone says they don't want it or don't see a need for it, then get this. When I had my touch pro 2, I could type an entire large email, with CCing 2 people with out even looking at the phone once and still being 98% accurate. Try to do that with ANY touch screen phone, if you say you can, I call BS...

    I would welcome a nice option with a very slim keyboard slider but, with all the other features we desire in a Windows Phone device (good camera, fast CPU, and the other trimmings)

    Still rocking the LG Optimus C900 with slideout keyboard.
    Yea, and Sprint carried a HTC Arrive that was a keyboard based phone..... but, I think that was a 7.X phone, not WP 8....

    Was there ever from anyone that made a Windows Phone 8.X device with a physical keyboard ?
    Kevin Rush and Geodude074 like this.
    01-03-2015 12:02 AM
  20. rhapdog's Avatar
    Until such a device exists, or until we have Bluetooth keyboard support, I would suggest we all check out a new app called SkyType, which lets you use a keyboard with your Windows Phone. http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...e-project.html

    While searching for a new case for my Lumia 635 (the phone is just too slick to hold onto without some sort of rubberized grip for me), I ran across a number of cases for Android and iPhone that attached to the back and had a slide-out Bluetooth keyboard, which basically converted the phone into an old style phone with a slide out keyboard. Some even slid out all the way and would tilt. I thought those were pretty awesome, and would love to see something like that made for Windows Phone. That way, I could get the device I want and the keyboard I want, and not have to settle for one or two devices that have a keyboard.

    These days people want a thin phone. Period. That's fine, because from what I saw from those cases, a "keyboard case" could be added to a "thin phone" and it not add too terribly much bulk. I wouldn't mind finding a portfolio type of cover with a Bluetooth keyboard built in. First things first, Windows Phone needs to support a Bluetooth keyboard.
    01-03-2015 05:24 AM
  21. wuiyang's Avatar
    WP with physical would be great, Windows 10 for Phone might bring back the keyboard, so you got 2-in-1! (phone, mini laptop)

    something like Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro flexibility keyboard design, connectable keyboard like Surface Pro 3
    01-03-2015 08:30 AM
  22. negative1ne's Avatar
    Yea, and Sprint carried a HTC Arrive that was a keyboard based phone..... but, I think that was a 7.X phone, not WP 8....

    Was there ever from anyone that made a Windows Phone 8.X device with a physical keyboard ?
    no, or i would have bought one, possibly.

    later
    -1
    01-03-2015 01:51 PM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    These days people want a thin phone. Period. That's fine, because from what I saw from those cases, a "keyboard case" could be added to a "thin phone" and it not add too terribly much bulk. I wouldn't mind finding a portfolio type of cover with a Bluetooth keyboard built in. First things first, Windows Phone needs to support a Bluetooth keyboard.
    I had one of those keyboard cases for my previous iPhone 4. It was bluetooth and was a slider design. Didn't make it any thicker than a Touch Pro 2. I don't know what the big deal is with people wanting a slim phone, the first thing they do is put it in an Otterbox or something similar and it becomes unwieldy.
    DavidinCT likes this.
    01-03-2015 06:51 PM
  24. LockOnTech's Avatar
    I had one of those keyboard cases for my previous iPhone 4. It was bluetooth and was a slider design. Didn't make it any thicker than a Touch Pro 2. I don't know what the big deal is with people wanting a slim phone, the first thing they do is put it in an Otterbox or something similar and it becomes unwieldy.
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    The new era of slim phone 2015 just now became the new 2005.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    01-03-2015 07:33 PM
  25. onysi's Avatar
    However, a BT Keyboard, full size or near full size, would be the greatest alternative when needing to do extensive work in a word document or excel spreadsheet. That would be AWESOME. I've seen some that roll up like a rubber mat and fit nicely into your carry pack. Pull it out, turn it on, lay it on a flat surface and start typing. Great when travelling.
    I don't understand why BT k/b isn't supported yet. I think ios and android are already both supported.
    01-04-2015 11:43 PM
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