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  1. Old_Cus's Avatar
    I wonder just how large is the market for a device with a keyboard. My wife won't give up her LG Quantum unless she can find a new phone with one.
    10-05-2012 10:20 PM
  2. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    Iv been very tempted the past few days to get a version of the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, sadly there are no unlocked version or any sign of the milestone 4. I would deff take a android for a few long months untill anuther side slider came to WP8 :(. Its getting to a joke how little windows phone had ignored this ishue. I dont know about you guys but im beeping raging.
    10-05-2012 10:44 PM
  3. lippidp's Avatar
    If WP8 proves to be good for business I think we'll see keyboards again. All of my colleagues hate the iPhones IT gave us because of the totally ****ty input method that is the soft keyboard.
    10-06-2012 12:50 AM
  4. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    I really hate the iphone so much lol, makes me rage in about 2 seconds and I have to put it down.
    10-06-2012 01:34 AM
  5. Old_Cus's Avatar
    I really hate the iphone so much lol, makes me rage in about 2 seconds and I have to put it down.
    Three months ago my girlfriend had to give up her blackberry for an iphone (her work phone). She hates it and everyother day she's threatens to throw it against a wall (she hates that it doesn't have a back button).
    10-08-2012 02:52 PM
  6. Old_Cus's Avatar
    I would love to see a OEM do with the window phones what Microsoft is doing with the windows surface tablet.....a cover that is a keyboard. Make the phone kind of a micro tablet.
    10-08-2012 02:56 PM
  7. lippidp's Avatar
    I would love to see a OEM do with the window phones what Microsoft is doing with the windows surface tablet.....a cover that is a keyboard. Make the phone kind of a micro tablet.
    That would be awkward to use. Landscape sliders are great as they are, in my opinion. I want a Tilt III!!!
    10-20-2012 03:00 AM
  8. ncxcstud's Avatar
    Three months ago my girlfriend had to give up her blackberry for an iphone (her work phone). She hates it and everyother day she's threatens to throw it against a wall (she hates that it doesn't have a back button).
    That right there is the reason I can't go to an iPhone. We have an iPod and it frustrates me to no end that there is no back button.

    Why Apple insists on the 'simplicity' of the one button interface is beyond me....
    10-20-2012 11:16 AM
  9. lippidp's Avatar
    No new phones revealed yesterday. I'm wondering if I should get a new battery for my Quantum.
    10-30-2012 09:38 AM
  10. mrmdj316's Avatar
    Back buttons on iOS devices are app related and not physical. Yes, it's an inconvenience at times for some apps, but virtual back buttons do exsist for iOS apps and dedicated functions.
    10-30-2012 11:26 AM
  11. mjrtoo's Avatar
    No new phones revealed yesterday. I'm wondering if I should get a new battery for my Quantum.
    My original Quantum died a few months ago, bought a second on eBay for 80 bucks. I might just hang onto this one until the end, and if 1) there is no slider in the next year and 2) the marketplace isn't cohesive, I'm going to dump Windows Phone. I just will NEVER pay for an app twice for two different Windows 8 based devices.
    10-30-2012 08:21 PM
  12. lippidp's Avatar
    Lumia 830 leaks show another slab. How many slabs does a platform need? We need a slider!!!
    11-07-2012 12:36 PM
  13. lippidp's Avatar
    Samsung Odyssey. Pffft....
    11-13-2012 01:04 AM
  14. jfa1's Avatar
    Lumia 830 leaks show another slab. How many slabs does a platform need? We need a slider!!!
    It would appear that the market and supply/demand would say that there is insufficient demand to create a supply of sliders for WP & or 8.
    11-13-2012 01:06 PM
  15. lippidp's Avatar
    It would appear that the market and supply/demand would say that there is insufficient demand to create a supply of sliders for WP & or 8.
    There are plenty of phones with landscape sliding keyboards - just not WP. The problem might be the OS not fully supporting landscape mode. I'm still hopeful. You may be right, though. The current trend of form over function might be the reason. A phone being thin is more important than being able to type more legibly, apparently for the masses.

    Then again, we all thought the stylus (which I dearly miss) was dead and now look at the success of the Samsung Note line.
    11-14-2012 06:03 PM
  16. lippidp's Avatar
    Ascend W1 - no keyboard. I have hope that Lenovo will bring us a keyboard.
    11-14-2012 06:05 PM
  17. Lee B's Avatar
    And webOS refugees like myself. It'll be a cold day before I let go of my DVP.
    I'm another one of those, still using my original Pre (on Sprint) bought opening day in June, '09. But, to put it mildly, it ain't working so good these days. It's not a money issue for me -- I'm long since eligible for an upgrade. I've just been waiting for something I really wanted, and I was sorry when HP threw in the towel.

    I tried a Verizon Droid 4 for a couple of weeks and loved the keyboard, but didn't like much else about the phone. Personally, I like WebOS a lot more than Android, but maybe it's just a question of what I'm used to. The wife and kids all have iPhones, and I've learned enough about that system to provide tech support to my wife -- but I don't like it well enough to want one. And I can always hope that down the line someone makes a phone with a physical keyboard that I really like.

    I've finally decided that WP8 is my best hope in a phone OS, and I'm reluctantly giving up on a physical keyboard by getting the Lumia 822. I was on the bleeding edge when the Pre and WebOS got off to a rocky start, and I'm expecting to be there again with WP8. But I'm hoping long run it'll be a good experience.
    Last edited by Lee B; 11-15-2012 at 10:24 AM. Reason: add
    11-15-2012 10:22 AM
  18. grantatrade2011's Avatar
    LG is best in these types oh slide phones
    11-19-2012 05:22 AM
  19. Cj Mitchell's Avatar
    For a while there was a vaporware prototype phone out there called the Lumia 1000, it was a w8 phone WITH a slide out keyboard...
    I would buy it in a HOT second if it hit the market.

    Nokia Lumia 1000 concept phone ? PureView, QWERTY, & Windows 8

    nokia-lumia-1000.jpg

    HURRY UP DAMMIT!!!!!!!
    I need a new phone!!!!
    11-20-2012 04:53 PM
  20. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    WOW. Why the **** did they not go threw with the luma 1000. Holy ****ing epic ****, is it a phone or a computer?!?!?! I WANT IT.
    11-21-2012 10:20 PM
  21. pjs37's Avatar
    WOW. Why the **** did they not go threw with the luma 1000. Holy ****ing epic ****, is it a phone or a computer?!?!?! I WANT IT.
    Probably because it was a fan made (By the name Tasak) concept phone and not anything that was actually developed.
    11-27-2012 09:55 PM
  22. lippidp's Avatar
    Lumia 620. Fail. Someone throw us a freaking bone here!
    12-05-2012 09:54 AM
  23. tissotti's Avatar
    Lumia 620. Fail. Someone throw us a freaking bone here!
    What does 190 euros Lumia 620 have to do with this thread?

    Anyways, i doubt Windows Phone 8 is in anyway optimized for hw qwerty with the missing landscape modes and i doubt MS got hw qwerty optimization too high on their lists as they work through the bugs on WP8. I mean it's hard to find okish high or mid end Android phone with hw keyboard these days as they simply don't sell.
    12-05-2012 10:02 AM
  24. lippidp's Avatar
    Alcatel One Touch. No keyboard. Sigh...
    12-10-2012 10:27 AM
  25. Gergolos's Avatar
    I really love my 7 Pro (Arrive) and hope to see some WP8 sliders come as well... Never had a touch-only device and hopefully will never have...

    Sadly I know that there are not many thinking as we do...

    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 sure do hope to see something nice coming out the next months... Or I will use my Arrive as long as it works and buy another one, after the first breaks... :)
    12-10-2012 11:06 AM
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