10-03-2014 11:29 PM
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  1. skstrials's Avatar
    I love the look of live tiles on my Windows 8.1 laptop and since I am using the outlook services and Onedrive, I would like to unite everything and go for Windows Phone as well.

    and I originally thought about going with a 1020.

    But as I near my university graduation, things got really hectic, and I ended up typing on my phone a lot more than I used to. And after trying the physical keyboard on the Blackberry Q10, other touch screen keyboards simply could not compare.

    I think physical keyboard on a WP phone could make sense as Windows Phone is starting to be more business friendly.

    Anyways, one can only dream :)
    03-18-2014 11:20 PM
  2. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I agree, I would like that also. A 5" or
    6" sliderphone would be great
    CSMR250, JessHerr and Kevin Rush like this.
    03-18-2014 11:33 PM
  3. Woknox's Avatar
    Maybe if Blackberry ever will run Windows Phone on their devices

    personally I never missed it,.. I had a nokia n900 with a pretty good keyboard and I dont experience the virtual keyboards as uncomfortable.
    03-19-2014 03:43 AM
  4. Games Goblin's Avatar
    In the days of WP7, there were some phones with a slide out physical keyboard - the dell venue pro and LG quantum

    dell-venue-pro.jpg

    lg_quantum_02.jpg

    Phones with physical KBs would certainly be welcomed in the business market, but I guess there is negligible demand for them in the consumer market nowadays
    03-19-2014 03:51 AM
  5. Woknox's Avatar
    Support for an external keyboard would also be nice for the 1520 or 1320
    SSgt Bruskowiz and Kevin Rush like this.
    03-19-2014 04:18 AM
  6. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    I just switched fron a BlackBerry Q10 to a Lumia 1020, U still use the Berry as a secondary phone. Getting used to the virtual keyboard isn't really easy for me, and I still miss the physical keyboard for precission and actual tactile feedback.

    I'd also like to buy a Windows Phone which features a physical QWERTY.
    JessHerr and Kevin Rush like this.
    03-19-2014 07:04 AM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    The physical keyboard is pretty much going the way of the Dodo. You may see it on legacy devices, but pretty much all new smartphones regardless of OS are soft keyboard only.
    Guytronic, palandri and xandros9 like this.
    03-19-2014 11:19 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    Why?
    A physical keyboard would drive costs up.

    I did like the keyboard when I had the BB Curve and liked it quite a bit.
    Not much need now as far as my UnimportantOpinoin is concerned.

    I think high resolution screens, non-glitchy virtual keyboards and voice input will be the standard for the short term future of these devices.
    Muessig likes this.
    03-19-2014 11:52 PM
  9. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    physical keyboard will make the phone bulky
    Guytronic and vitor.rf like this.
    03-19-2014 11:58 PM
  10. Fiann's Avatar
    I'm not certain but I thought I read somewhere that WP8 (or maybe it was 8.1) supports a BT keyboard. Seems like that might be the best solution, get one of the little foldable ones that pack up into a space about the size of your phone and pull it out when you need to type more.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    03-24-2014 04:23 PM
  11. eruptflail's Avatar
    I think Swype is microsoft's answer to this.
    ShadowtheEmo likes this.
    03-24-2014 05:48 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I used physical keyboards on 4 different smartphones Nokia E62, Nokia E71, BlackBerry 9000 and BlackBerry 9700. Now that I've been using virtual keyboards for 2 years, I can type faster than I ever could on those old devices.
    Guytronic, Muessig and DavidinCT like this.
    03-24-2014 07:35 PM
  13. Anant Anand's Avatar
    I miss my Dell Venue Pro so much.. It had great physical keyboard... Actually even touch screen was so fluid... I loved it so much that i gifted it to my cousin when i upgraded to wp8... But THAT WAS BETTER... fed up with screen freeze of L720..... I can't remember single screen stuck up issue in entire 14-15 months with dell venue pro... If you are happy with wp7.8 , dell venue pro still available online on some site... I promise it's 512 mb Ram is smoother than 1gb Ram of Nokia line up.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-24-2014 07:49 PM
  14. psychotron's Avatar
    I miss my Dell Venue Pro so much.. It had great physical keyboard... Actually even touch screen was so fluid... I loved it so much that i gifted it to my cousin when i upgraded to wp8... But THAT WAS BETTER... fed up with screen freeze of L720..... I can't remember single screen stuck up issue in entire 14-15 months with dell venue pro... If you are happy with wp7.8 , dell venue pro still available online on some site... I promise it's 512 mb Ram is smoother than 1gb Ram of Nokia line up.
    That really was a great early Windows Phone, one of the best. Too bad Dell dropped out of the phone business after that. :/
    03-24-2014 07:54 PM
  15. Anant Anand's Avatar
    I liked DVP so much that I ordered phone cover from pdair worth 3200 INR for phone of 11000 INR
    03-25-2014 03:14 AM
  16. flyingsolid's Avatar
    physical keyboard will make the phone bulky
    The two go hand in hand but I think it is warranted if the keyboard is a feature the consumer wants. I know I would like to invest in a Lenovo built Droid 5 running Windows Phone.
    03-25-2014 10:02 AM
  17. bionicgt's Avatar
    Is it necessary?

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    03-25-2014 10:57 AM
  18. psychotron's Avatar
    Is it necessary?

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    No, neither are things like a 5 inch screen or front facing camera, but a lot people prefer having them. What's your point?
    heat 33330 and Kevin Rush like this.
    03-25-2014 02:41 PM
  19. Reflexx's Avatar
    It would be nice to see a case that has a BT keyboard on it.
    03-25-2014 03:02 PM
  20. skstrials's Avatar
    If BlackBerry ever goes out of business in future, it will open up markets for physical keyboard phones, and other manufacturers could jump in. And considering that Nokia is currently doing a keyboard phone with their Asha and they have done good keyboard phones in the past, I think they could do a keyboard phone in future as well.
    03-29-2014 10:45 AM
  21. HerronScott's Avatar
    Just swapped out my old LG Quantum for a Nokia 920 and I definitely miss the physical keyboard. One big issue I have is that in landscape mode, the virtual keyboard leaves little screen space left to see what you are typing or replying to.

    Scott
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    03-29-2014 11:41 AM
  22. AKINETON's Avatar
    Agree in that touchscreen doesn't hold a candle to a physical keyboard.
    Those who say that touchscreen typing is faster, do not really know what intensity of typing we are talking about: full, long, formal letters while you are riding the subway, bus, etc. --not the occasional typing to your lollipop GF or ADD-driven buddy. Real productivity, no consumer non-sense.
    Granted; competition coming from consumer products are making Microsoft bleed, but then again --Microsoft is screwing up in everything. Just take a look at what Thurrott or Jo Foley are writing lately. That Microsoft is not giving a **** about its core faithful niche (enterprise-centered, productivity-based individuals, as well as developers) does not come as a surprise to anyone. I tried the Android garbage and the iCrap, as well as WP8 Nokias. Bull****. I can live without apps. I CANNOT live without heavy typing in 3 languages, seamlessly switching between them (those touchscreen typers not only probably are typing not as much, but they are parochially monolingual as well). I went back to a WP7.8 DVP and have 3 more stashed just in case it breaks. I am not getting into the W8 ecosystem until a WP with physical keyboard is released. Until then, W7 does the work more than capably.
    If Microsoft does not release an enterprise friendly physical keyboard phone soon-ish, I believe many of us still faithful to Redmond will eventually jump ship. Eventually we will need an updated phone with a physical keyboard. Those who don't need it, good for them. We live in different worlds. In mine, we need it.

    Advice to Joe Belfiore:

    Do you want to still appease those who with almost metrosexual passion make an argument for an always slimmer device --thus further hampering the hope for a truly productivity oriented phone with a physical keyboard?

    That's fine. Push for a third party design of a BT case with a physical keyboard. It's been done for iOS and Android. Do it for WP. Figure it out.
    Some of us don't give a **** about how bulky the device is.
    Some of us care about work. First and foremost. Period.
    Do not betray us.
    04-01-2014 04:40 PM
  23. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I also would love to see a slider/qwerty keyboard. My old Touch pro 2, I could type an entire email with being about 98% accurate while talking to someone with out looking at the phone once. Try to do that with a touch screen, No feel back or reset points (little nubs on the keys so you could find center points) on a touch screen you could not even be close in being that accurate.

    I can not do that on a touch screen, I will always have to watch where I type.

    Would just like to have a option for one....
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    04-01-2014 05:28 PM
  24. Jack Janik's Avatar
    Do you want to still appease those who with almost metrosexual passion make an argument for an always slimmer device
    I agree with everything you said except this. Saying it's an almost metrosexual attraction is silly. Ask almost anyone and they will tell you that they prefer a thinner phone without a physical keyboard. (Ala iPhone vs DROID RAZR)
    04-01-2014 05:39 PM
  25. bionicgt's Avatar
    Or just release swype (swiftkey) for WP :)

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    04-01-2014 11:32 PM
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