Tagged: Portrait QWERTY
May 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm #14446
kylemontanaroParticipantTopics: 1Replies: 1Thanked: 1 time
I just found out about this phone and I’m looking forward to its rollout, it’s great and unlike other manufacturers (*cough blackber*) sporting a Snapdragon 8xx chip. Just as someone else already pointed out, it’d be just brilliant if we get a portrait-keyboard version. I mean, the software and connections on the motherboard are already there now, it’s just a question of making a different keyboard and slider mechanism. Would also be great if it had a trackpad or a Fingerprint sensor that also doubled as a trackpad in that configuration. I own a Priv but with no decent replacement in sight, I’d definitely vote with my wallet should a portrait version of the Pro1 come out.
1 user thanked author for this post.May 13, 2019 at 1:47 pm #14581
PCParticipantTopics: 0Replies: 2Thanked: 7 times
I also own a Priv but have been crying out for a landscape keyboard since the days of the Motorola Droid 4 or even better the HTC Windows Phone 7 (with arguably the best OS for productivity). This is the perfect phone format IMO. I am elated that someone is finally producing a phone with a decent sized screen for media consumption with a good sized keyboard for productivity.May 13, 2019 at 8:28 pm #14641
WaxberryKeymasterTopics: 5Replies: 65Thanked: 211 times
If I was asked in a matter of personal taste to pick only one from portrait and landscape sliders, I would choose landscape without thinking. :)
But as a owner of a few Privs myself, I can also see some benefit of portrait sliders:
– Being thinner. Because the slide-out part is much smaller than landscape. (But smaller keyboard…)
– Can support nearly every apps natively
– Easier for one hand operation
But again, portrait slider has a much smaller keyboard and closer to a “phone” rather than a palmtop productivity beast. ;)
If Pro1 gets enough interest, we will certainly consider portrait slider as a future branch. For now we will put our focus 100% on bringing Pro1 to the market as quick as we can. ;)May 14, 2019 at 9:30 am #14680
EskeRahnKeymasterTopics: 10Replies: 291Thanked: 234 times
Strictly we are talking different users segments for a physical keyboard.
- Those that prefer a fixed portrait keyboard (BB Key½)
Those that prefer a portrait slider (Priv)
Those that prefer a landscape slider (Pro¹)
Those that prefer a fixed lansdscape keyboard (non-existing AFAIK)
Those that prefer a clamshell lansdscape keyboard (Cosmo)
Those that prefer a clamshell portrait keyboard (not seen for many years)
But of course in lack of the other models most could/would let do with one from the first or second neighbouring segment as still better than just a slab without a keyboard…
As my personal preference is landscape slider, I (in lack of better) earlier used a Priv, and considered a Cosmo, but never a Key½
So as with so many other things, there is no absolute “best”. Only a “best” for each persons usage pattern.
And ANY device is a matter of compromises due to physical and technical limitations. The Pro¹ is a bit on the large side for my taste, as I like one hand operable phones. But the large screen will for sure be something my old eyes will prefer over a phone-sized device… So even compromises here…May 14, 2019 at 11:24 am #14687
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