Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Nov 2013 22:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

I bought a Droid 4 twenty-one months ago.

As a devout user of physical QWERTY keyboards, I'm pretty sure I'm screwed.

Great article by Sean Hollister on the demise of the QWERTY slider. In the article, Hollister speaks with Doug Kaufman, manager of handset strategy for Sprint, and his revelations are intriguing - it's not so much that people do not want hardware keyboards; it's that people want iconic, flagship phones - like the S4, like the 5S - with huge marketing pushes. Since nobody is pushing a flagship QWERTY slider... Nobody buys them. However, when you ask consumers what they want, physical keyboards are very, very popular.

And so, Kaufman admits: if there was an HTC One or Galaxy S4, a top-of-the-line phone, but with a keyboard - it would sell.

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RE: Take it or leave it
by Kochise on Sat 16th Nov 2013 07:46 UTC in reply to "Take it or leave it"
Kochise
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2006-03-03

You can buy her already a spare replacement phone, in case of...

Otherwise, buddies :

http://dx.com/c/cell-phone-599/keyboards-514
http://www.usr.com/products/tablet/tablet-product.asp?sku=USR5502

I have such a keyboard, it's 4" wide and fits exactly my phone form factor (HTC Evo 3D) so I can keep it in the same housing.

Kochise

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