1. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    They took there top of the line phone and converted it to a W8P, why can they do the same with this? Samsung SCH-i415 Stratosphere II Specs | Technical Datasheet | PDAdb.net ,

    A high end side slider, it wouldent get any better then that.

    What a perfect W8P that would make.
    09-24-2012 01:56 PM
  2. Simon Tupper's Avatar
    I heard that Nokia could introduce a slider as a 2nd gen, but my sources are not so reliable so base your hopes on what I just said hahaha, but Nokia is probably the only one who would make it so... maybe!
    09-24-2012 02:20 PM
  3. SnailUK's Avatar
    Wp8 is an unknown quantity at the moment, the OEMs can't build every possible phone at first, it would be a waste.

    Being the so few sliders are produced, shows its that popular.
    09-24-2012 03:05 PM
  4. Winterfang's Avatar
    Sliders are unpopular
    Windows Phone is unpopular
    It's just a bad decision to take sadly. If anything we might see that form factor in some low end devices.
    09-24-2012 06:45 PM
  5. brmiller1976's Avatar
    If there's a market for it, Samsung will do it.

    So far, their strategy has been minimal risk, maximum return. Considering that their Galaxy S III is by far the best selling device out there right now, it makes sense to invest in what's working for them so far. And they're driving pricing down FAST on the S III, which could translate into lower ATIV S prices as well. The success of Samsung Android chassis could mean cheaper Windows Phones as well.
    09-27-2012 10:25 PM
  6. cckgz4's Avatar
    I'm sorry but nobody is trying to buy a slider. When I say nobody, I'm referring to the majority of the buyers
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    09-27-2012 10:40 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I don't think sliders are very popular. Too bulky and prone to breakage.

    I remember reviewers snapping the Palm Pre in two just during the brief time they had the device for review.
    09-28-2012 12:19 AM
  8. HerronScott's Avatar
    Man, I can tell that those of us that prefer physical keyboards are not feeling any love here. :)

    My LG Quantum (and Pantech Windows Mobile before that) have been very reliable without any issues.

    Scott
    09-28-2012 12:32 AM
  9. ColeHarris's Avatar
    09-28-2012 12:39 AM
  10. TenTwelve's Avatar
    They took there top of the line phone and converted it to a W8P, why can they do the same with this? Samsung SCH-i415 Stratosphere II Specs | Technical Datasheet | PDAdb.net ,

    A high end side slider, it wouldent get any better then that.

    What a perfect W8P that would make.
    There's nearly nothing more pointless than a physical keyboard on the current generation of smartphones.
    09-28-2012 12:44 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Man, I can tell that those of us that prefer physical keyboards are not feeling any love here. :)

    My LG Quantum (and Pantech Windows Mobile before that) have been very reliable without any issues.

    Scott

    I never thought I'd adjust to a touch screen either, after using old Nokias and BlackBerrys for 5+ years. However, it only took me a week to like a touch screen better.

    I dug out an old BlackBerry about a month ago to help someone with a BlackBerry problem, and I couldn't believe how slow I typed and how hard it was to type on that thing.
    09-28-2012 01:09 AM
  12. Winterfang's Avatar
    T_T, that reminds me.

    Does Windows Phone 8 have a landscape mode?
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    09-28-2012 10:20 AM
  13. brmiller1976's Avatar
    I remember reviewers snapping the Palm Pre in two just during the brief time they had the device for review.
    To be fair, that was typically done maliciously.

    A small number of Pres had slider issues... the vast majority were just fine. Reviewers using it to "cut cheese" and working hard to break them were essentially punishing Palm for daring to try and compete with Apple.
    09-28-2012 11:25 AM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    To be fair, that was typically done maliciously.



    A small number of Pres had slider issues... the vast majority were just fine. Reviewers using it to "cut cheese" and working hard to break them were essentially punishing Palm for daring to try and compete with Apple.

    I don't think it was a conspiracy to beat up on Palm. I don't recall any reviewers breaking the BlackBerry Torch, which also was a portrait slider.
    09-28-2012 11:29 AM
  15. brmiller1976's Avatar
    BlackBerry Torch wasn't being hailed as a direct threat to the iPhone.

    Palm Pre was.

    I worked closely with Palm at the time, and the Pre had visitors from Apple blanching when they visited the Palm pavilion at CES 2009. I watched several of their people look very worried during the demos.

    After the demos, the tech press declared that webOS made iOS feel "old and dated."

    AppleWorld went on attack almost immediately. Apple threatened to sue Palm (and Palm issued a release saying "bring it on, we have more patents than you do.") Then the Apple-friendly press corps started bashing on the device almost immediately, mocking features like multitasking and Exchange integration as "features that users don't care about." One of the big tech blogs spent more time trying to cut blocks of cheese with the edge of the keyboard than reviewing the phone (and actually claimed it was sharp enough to cut one's hand, a laughable falsehood).

    Ironically, had Palm been ready to ship in January, they very well could have dethroned Apple. Instead, they waited several months before announcing pricing and availability (sound familiar? *coughNokiacough*) and the rest is history.

    There's no reason to believe WP will receive a different reception if it proves to be threatening to the current incumbents the way the Pre was in 2009.
    09-28-2012 11:44 AM
  16. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    Have any of you heard about those blutooth keyboard case's for the iphone?? Do any you you know if they are making one for W8Ps?? That would be cool, you could make your own slider out of any phone, anything on that front? Thx you.
    09-28-2012 03:43 PM
  17. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    That phone looks awsome, but dident they cancel it? coleharris?
    09-28-2012 03:45 PM
  18. ColeHarris's Avatar
    That phone looks awsome, but dident they cancel it? coleharris?
    Yeah thats actually a successor to the N9 that was supposedly cancelled, I just edited in the Windows Phone homescreen instead. Sadly I doubt will ever see such a phone which is a shame as I've always been a fan of slider keyboards, one of the few things I miss about my OG Droid...
    09-28-2012 04:28 PM
  19. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    :(, I wish I had a droid 4 to play around with to see what a high end slider is like.
    09-28-2012 05:01 PM
  20. austrianball#IM's Avatar
    If I could get the the BB Bold keyboard on a windows phone I would be in heaven. I prefer that keyboard to the buggy, clumsy, skittish touch keyboards, and I am talking all mobile OS's here.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    09-28-2012 05:57 PM
  21. Flippzii's Avatar
    Anyone considering staying/buying a DVP? I actually consider buying one until it comes a new slider. Laggy 7.8 here we go..
    09-30-2012 04:26 AM
  22. TheHeroFromDOOM's Avatar
    I got a DVP, I ****ing love it! But the non landscape keyboard is hard for me to use. I wish dell came on with a VP2 with they keyboard being a side slider but we dont know if dell will ever come back to the smartphone bez :(.
    09-30-2012 08:18 AM
  23. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I got a DVP, I ****ing love it! But the non landscape keyboard is hard for me to use. I wish dell came on with a VP2 with they keyboard being a side slider but we dont know if dell will ever come back to the smartphone bez :(.
    I actually found the BlackBerry Torch keyboard easier to use than the HTC Desire Z. So for me I would prefer a portrait slider.
    09-30-2012 08:31 AM
  24. selfcreation's Avatar
    yeah slider phones are losing their popularity.

    but we had them before and allot of people liked them so i wouldn't`t be surprised to see more of them in the near future! might not be GEN1 WP8 but gen 2-3 might!
    09-30-2012 08:43 AM
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