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Want a physical keyboard for your phone, without using a BB?

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It's every bit as small as the screen-based KBs we already have. You'd probably want to use a pen or stylus to operate it which kinda defeats the purpose.

 

A better idea IMO would have been one on a hinge that operates in landscape and occupies most of the physical space of the phone ... pretty much like what ali just linked to.

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It's every bit as small as the screen-based KBs we already have. You'd probably want to use a pen or stylus to operate it which kinda defeats the purpose.

 

A better idea IMO would have been one on a hinge that operates in landscape and occupies most of the physical space of the phone ... pretty much like what ali just linked to.

A real KB is tactile though, and I never had any issues with my big thumbs.

I have never liked SW keyboards as much as the HW keyboard in my Nokia N900...

 

In saying that I just bought a BB Z10 for $310 NZ, its the best SW keyboard I have used so far.

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The issue for me is size, not feel when it comes to phone kbs.

 

For a tablet, sure, a proper feeling kb is nice because you actually use them for productivity work like WP or maybe even doing some programming while on the go.

But for a phone it's mainly sporadic use like texts or taking quick notes.

 

Then of course in both cases there's games, emulation and the like - but there's all manner of solutions for that, not to mention some gaping niche markets just begging to be tapped.

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In saying that I just bought a BB Z10 for $310 NZ, its the best SW keyboard I have used so far.

Isnt it though?

 

I just got a Q10 and physical FTW :D

 

Though if they start releasing these for a cyanogen compatible android phone, It might win me back. But it'd take a lot....

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