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    gregoryrosado
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    The Android Samsung Sidekick. It was one of the most beautiful designs of a 5 row keyboard, and it felt amazing.

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    #16759
    michael.bosscha
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    My last full qwerty phone was a Desire Z. The only reason for that being that the N900 didn’t support Whatsapp and I needed it to stay connected. I’m in doubt… I loved the N900, going as far to buy a second hand replacement when the sim slot acted up. I didn’t even mind the 3 row keyboard. But there was something about the E70 that just clicked with me.

    God… What I’d’ve done for an N950…

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    #17128
    ahunter
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    1. HTC Touch Pro 2 – Ideal form factor and tilting screen. Windows Operating system dated.
    2. Motorola Photon Q – Most powerful Android QWERTY available currently 2012 model. Flat slider not the most ergonomic.

    Cannot wait for the Pro1

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    #17201
    agent008
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    Doesn’t seem to be very popular around here, but I used the original Motorola Milestone (a.k.a Droid 1). It was my first Android phone, and I loved it. I now use a BB Priv which is also quite good. But am eagerly waiting for the Pro¹ as my Priv is getting slower and slower and its Snapdragon 808 does heat up quite a lot and when it does, the phone’s performance grinds to a halt for a few minutes before getting back to normal. Which is quite annoying. Am trying to postpone the headache & hassle of a hard-reset and fresh install for the day I get the Pro¹.

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    #17204
    EskeRahn
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    Doesn’t seem to be very popular around here, but I used the original Motorola Milestone (a.k.a Droid 1). It was my first Android phone, and I loved it. I now use a BB Priv which is also quite good. But am eagerly waiting for the Pro¹ as my Priv is getting slower and slower and its Snapdragon 808 does heat up quite a lot and when it does, the phone’s performance grinds to a halt for a few minutes before getting back to normal. Which is quite annoying. Am trying to postpone the headache & hassle of a hard-reset and fresh install for the day I get the Pro¹.

    I can’t wait either :)
    On the Priv, it is important to keep it lean to perform well. I have written quite a bit on it. You can start here

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    #17218
    storyworks
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    I am sooo in the “shut up and take my money” box. It’s almost pitiful. The wait is killing me now even though I also want them to not rush and get it right. :-D

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    #17221
    pistikem
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    i still use a Nokia N900, for nearly 10 years now, everything works just as it should – but still, i eagerly await this new Pro1 model as i really need openVPN, with JuiceSSH, and a more up-to-date browser etc. i hope delivery to Canada will not be delayed much…

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    #17646
    CornholioGSM
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    Doesn’t seem to be very popular around here, but I used the original Motorola Milestone…….

    …i must understand. Droid/milestone was really good madded phone. I have used it too, then droid 2 global and then droid 3. For me was really best d3….cool design like d1 with 5row keyboard. Only problem was ti cpu and not unlockable cpu :( Now i still on phq xt897 :(

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    #17693
    agent008
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    …i must understand. Droid/milestone was really good madded phone. I have used it too, then droid 2 global and then droid 3. For me was really best d3….cool design like d1 with 5row keyboard. Only problem was ti cpu and not unlockable cpu :( Now i still on phq xt897 :(

    Well. The Milestone/Droid 2 was harder to get here, plus the original Milestone I had lasted for quit e a long time. When time came to replace it, the Droid 3 was out but not officially sold here, and I ended up with a Razr Maxx. Since no qwerty’s were available in Brazil anymore, at least the the big (for the time) battery won me over.

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    #18564
    silversolver
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    Reply to static_typer, February 18, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Obscure choice of key positions. The numeric keys are misaligned with the alphabet keys by one position to the right. For example, above the ‘Q’ key are 2 and 3. On any standard keyboard, it should be 1 and 2.

    I too find that rather odd. I do understand the WHY to centre the letters to ease two-thumbs usage, but to me the price of the misalignment is not a good balance. Another way could be to move the plus to a secondary position on the minus key. Though an important symbol, the plus is used far less than the dash and the digits for ordinary users texting/mailing/browsing/….

    I’m on a Droid 4 to post this, and Motorola made the same decision. The Pro 1 keyboard layout is nearly identical to the layout on the Droid 4. This shows that they, like me, believe that the layout Motorola used on the Droid 4 is basically ideal for the form factor, and not significantly improvable. I can tell you after years of using the layout, after many MANY years of using others, it really is the apex of phone keyboards.

    #18566
    silversolver
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    1. Droid 4. No question the best, and I’m still using it daily and to post this. :) Obviously F(x)tec agrees since they all but copied it for the Pro1.
    2. Droid 3. Not much different from Droid 4.
    3. Palm Treo 650/700. I used both and really liked the keyboards (not much difference between the devices at all.) One thing I liked about it was it was significantly better with only one hand available than anything else I’ve ever used. D-pad made navigation a breeze. Also the screen was shaped such that you held the device portrait and worked landscape. I used the Treo 700 for talk and text (concurrently with other devices) until 2016 because I loved it so much.
    4. Original Droid. 4-row membrane keyboard with D-pad for gaming!
    5. Blackberry Priv. I bought this when I learned Verizon was about to kill my D4. I don’t like working in portrait, and frankly the device is too big to hold in one hand, negating the one advantage it could have had over the landscape D4/D3. Lack of arrows or a D-pad makes precise navigation in a zoomed-out screen (my norm) very difficult. I consider their take on a slider keyboard better than nothing, but the worst I’ve tried so far.

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    #18570
    EskeRahn
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    1. Droid 4. No question the best, and I’m still using it daily and to post this. :) Obviously F(x)tec agrees since they all but copied it for the Pro1.

    You really think it is copied? The layout is substantially different, The Droid has 12 keys width in the letter rows, and 10 at the top row..
    So in their layout the “1” and “2” is shifted less than one key to the left “3” to “7” roughly at the standard positions, and “8”, “9” and “0” shifted more and more to the right, with “0” shifted about 1½ key right from standard.

    The Pro1 got 14 equally width columns. On the US layout ALL digits are shifted exactly one key left relative to the letters. (Or more accurately the letters are shifted one key right compared to the digits and other keys)

    (The Droid4 even has their letters in a much less than standard staggered arrangement. “ASD..” is only slightly left of “ZXC..”. The Pro1 is closer to follow the conventional QWERTY staggering – of course the staggering is just a convention today, though it on classic typewriters were to have the mechanical arms separated)

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    #18599
    C-HN
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    I’ve not had experience with anything mentioned here, which actually makes me a bit shocked that nobody else has mentioned what I do have, that being a Samsung Brightside. It runs a proprietary build of Symbian (very odd choice for Samsung), which I can’t bring myself to appreciate, and it doesn’t have a 4G radio of any kind, but the overall hardware itself has mostly done me fine since mid-2012. I say “mostly” because lately the camera button only works half the time, the screen is a little TOO sensitive sometimes (I’ll be holding it but not actually touching it and it’ll, say, turn on Bluetooth when I didn’t want it on), and despite having more than enough internal storage for text messages, it’ll constantly complain it’s low on memory, forcing me to dump messages to the mSD card. The biggest issue is, being on Verizon, it’s not going to work at the end of the year as Verizon is shutting off all of its non-4G wireless networks at that time.

    I waited for far too long for a suitable replacement to make an appearance, with Blackberry’s stuff not appealing to me, so you can imagine how ecstatic I was to see the Pro1 making headlines. I’ve got my pre-order in and hope it’ll come off the line sometime soon.

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    jason
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    I think no one has mentioned Samsung Brightside as it looks like it only released on verizon? May have gone by a different name internationally.

    #18611
    C-HN
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    I think no one has mentioned Samsung Brightside as it looks like it only released on verizon? May have gone by a different name internationally.

    Makes sense, I’m not aware of any overseas version of it. Still, while the phone is small, and the screen stays flat when the keyboard is out, it’s a really nice keyboard, it’s basically the only reason I’ve used it for so long.

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