10-30-2012 08:13 PM
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  1. TheWeeBear's Avatar

    While you're waiting on that elusive Nokia Windows Phone with a physical kyboard, welcome to WPCentral zyriak. :)

    Hopefully more phones will be revealed at MCW. :)
    01-24-2012 05:21 AM
  2. zyriak's Avatar
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    While you're waiting on that elusive Nokia Windows Phone with a physical kyboard, welcome to WPCentral zyriak. :)

    Hopefully more phones will be revealed at MCW. :)
    Thanks, was looking for a busy WP forum and found this one!

    Aye, looking forward to MCW, it's in early february, isn't?
    01-24-2012 06:27 AM
  3. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Late February zyriak. 27th it starts. :)
    01-24-2012 06:48 AM
  4. Winterfang's Avatar
    I though that after owning my Neon, a keyboard will be very important for me but I learned not to be afraid of on screen keyboards anymore. I don't like the Metro keyboard that much though, I press the Shift button way to much, and the buttons to change between languages and back are too small.
    01-24-2012 08:56 AM
  5. Major's Avatar
    I originally had a Dell Venue Pro, but I returned it because it had a defective screen. Otherwise I might have kept it, but the truth is I found it too heavy. The fact that it only had 3G didn't help either, but I knew that going in. If there was a DVP 2 with 4G and a thinner, lighter build, I'd definitely be interested.

    The Titan I'm using now makes up for the lack of a physical keyboard with a large virtual keyboard.
    01-24-2012 11:32 AM
  6. jfa1's Avatar
    While there seem to be a lot of people here that want a physical keyboard there are lots more who either dont want it or dont care that much. There should be devices with physical keyboards thats up to the oems and the carriers. OEM's will make whatever devices the carriers want so petition carriers to have them made. Just posting here and on other forums will likely have no impact. Make your wants knlown en masse via petitiona letters tweets etc!
    01-24-2012 12:01 PM
  7. Me2's Avatar
    If you're thinking of the Nokia E7, then it's got an awesome keyboard. If they'd beef up the specs and put Mango on it, then I'd wait in line to get one. Heck, it doesn't even have to be LTE for me to get it. I'm happy with 3G or HSPA+ as that's all I have where I live anyway.
    I'd jump on a WP7-powered E7 too. As long they beefed up that pathetic battery. Why do phone manufacturers make perfectly good phones unfit for purpose by caving into the "gotta stick it in my tight pants" VPL-phobia'd fashion police, and shaving off the battery mm to the extent that it only lasts half a day?
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    01-24-2012 12:29 PM
  8. ItnStln's Avatar
    I'd jump on a WP7-powered E7 too. As long they beefed up that pathetic battery. Why do phone manufacturers make perfectly good phones unfit for purpose by caving into the "gotta stick it in my tight pants" VPL-phobia'd fashion police, and shaving off the battery mm to the extent that it only lasts half a day?
    The moment I hear of one being launched I'm buying it. No questions asked!
    01-29-2012 07:49 PM
  9. HerronScott's Avatar
    There are 2 big problems with side-slider keyboards.

    1. It's inconvenient to slide out and wait for the screen to rotate just to enter login details or short response. That is why, irrespective of OS, most people end up using the on screen keyboard for common tasks even if they have a physical keyboard available.
    I guess my family must be odd then as all 3 of us never use the soft keyboard (We all have Quantums).

    Scott
    01-30-2012 07:40 AM
  10. Me2's Avatar
    I guess my family must be odd then as all 3 of us never use the soft keyboard (We all have Quantums).

    Scott
    _Never_? Not even to say OK, Tks or xx to a text? Boy, you must live life the hard way!

    Sent from my MB525 using Tapatalk
    01-30-2012 03:30 PM
  11. JustinMSalvato's Avatar
    If Nokia comes out with a portrait-slider Windows Phone, I'm buying!
    01-30-2012 08:54 PM
  12. jfa1's Avatar
    To each his own. Maybe slider qwerty's will make a comeback or even devices like the droid pro. I really like the treo pro form but the screen needed to be larger and the keyboard smaller or they needed to go with a larger screen on screen keybaord. I've made the switch and I am not really interested in a qwrty physical kb. To each his own!
    01-30-2012 11:58 PM
  13. zyriak's Avatar
    To each his own. Maybe slider qwerty's will make a comeback or even devices like the droid pro. I really like the treo pro form but the screen needed to be larger and the keyboard smaller or they needed to go with a larger screen on screen keybaord. I've made the switch and I am not really interested in a qwrty physical kb. To each his own!
    I tried the Lumia 800 and it's an amazing phone but I just cannot do without a proper slider keyboard. Got the N900 now and im able to type so much faster on it than on a virtual keyboard, also it doesn't feel as good. You get a much better grip typing on a slider in my opinion.

    The wait for a Nokia WP slider is just a pain :(

    When they release one I just hope it will be a high-end one, im ready to pay a lot for such a device!
    01-31-2012 05:21 AM
  14. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    You can't wait forever though zyriak, what if there's no Nokia with a physical keyboard, would you still go for a Lumia 900 or is any phone without a physical keyboard a no no ?

    You really do get used to the onscreen keyboard though, honest! :P
    01-31-2012 05:24 AM
  15. zyriak's Avatar
    You can't wait forever though zyriak, what if there's no Nokia with a physical keyboard, would you still go for a Lumia 900 or is any phone without a physical keyboard a no no ?

    You really do get used to the onscreen keyboard though, honest! :P
    Yeah I would go for the Lumia 900 then and hope there will be a WP8 slider device from Nokia but I still have good hopes a WP7 Nokia slider will be announced soon!
    01-31-2012 06:59 AM
  16. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Oh well at least that's a positive step zyriak, never say never, not too long until MWC now. :)

    Still can't wait though, 27 days is a long time come to think of it, Grrrrrr, sigh. :lol:
    01-31-2012 07:03 AM
  17. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    Any new info on any new sliders guys?? I starting to get the feeling we wont see one until apollo :(.
    02-29-2012 02:42 AM
  18. Dagolara's Avatar
    Any new info on any new sliders guys?? I starting to get the feeling we wont see one until apollo :(.
    Nope and I am none to happy about it either. Luckily my Quantum does everything I want it to so I can wait, but I would like a new device announced similar to it at some point.
    02-29-2012 10:08 PM
  19. oldpueblo's Avatar
    I swore I would always have a physical keyboard. Then I was forced to adapt to a Droid Incredible for a few months. I bought another slider after that, but found something interesting. I was actually slower typing than I had been before because it's actually extra work physically pushing buttons in rather then touching/lifting. The only problem was I couldn't find an Android keyboard that didn't frustrate me. Then after experimenting with the WP7 keyboard I realize it is so good that I can finally leave physical keyboards behind. Just make sure you get a large enough screen that fits your fingers comfortably. Don't focus on being perfectly accurate, let the autocorrect do it's job with amazing accuracy.
    02-29-2012 11:56 PM
  20. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    I love keyboards, got get potenshal for gaming thou. Thats why I must have one so when ROM's go big, I can play my favorits with it. Playing DOOM on my brothers iphone makes me rage to no end.
    03-01-2012 02:02 PM
  21. jfa1's Avatar
    There a rumor out there that Nokia is planning a WP device that looks pretty much like the treo pro with a slightly larger screen size maybe kind of like the Droid Pro!
    03-01-2012 03:44 PM
  22. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    O man I would love that so much! I want my next phone to be Nokia becuase its the brand in TRON LEgacy lolol. Beside I commend them for going all in with WP7. I bet by the time we get news on it, if it is real they will probily be others comapnys having a version to.
    03-02-2012 10:40 AM
  23. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    Wait on second thought I wouldent buy any phone with out a side slider. nokia treo I woundent like, I thought I was like the regular droids that have the slider. If your going to do a keyboard on a phone its gotta be a side slider, not like the dell venue pro ether.
    03-08-2012 04:01 PM
  24. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    03-25-2012 12:58 AM
  25. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Dead thread, but ****, why not invigorate it again. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be interest in a slider in WP8. That, and other issues (like individual marketplaces) have me questioning my purchasing a WP8 device. I really love the platform, have a Quantum from day 1, but buying an app for each platform is insane.

    I really want to buy a W8 tablet/convertible, WP8, and Xbox, but if the marketplace isn't cohesive, then f it...
    10-30-2012 08:13 PM
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