Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Oct 2011 21:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless What many of us wondered the moment Research In Motion announced the PlayBook's QNX-based operating system has now transpired: the Canadian smartphone and tablet company has announced BBX, their QNX-based operating system for both smartphones and tablets - in other words, the expansion of the PlayBook operating system into smartphones.
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Front-facing keyboard
by robots on Tue 18th Oct 2011 22:10 UTC
robots
Member since:
2011-02-15

If they make a Bold-like phone with a front-facing keyboard, I'll buy one.

Well, I will if they don't still cost $250 ON contract...

Now that Nokia has abandoned its front-facing phones, Blackberry is the only hope for us dinosaurs. ;)

Edited 2011-10-18 22:11 UTC

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RE: Front-facing keyboard
by phoenix on Tue 18th Oct 2011 22:20 in reply to "Front-facing keyboard"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

What do you mean by "front-facing keyboard"?

There are lots of Android and WP7 phones out there with keyboards. Some are horizontal sliders, some are vertical sliders, and some are candybar (shaped like an old-school BB).

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RE[2]: Front-facing keyboard
by libray on Tue 18th Oct 2011 22:38 in reply to "RE: Front-facing keyboard"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

I never liked the term candybar. When you think of it, I think of a non-flat snickers shape and that would most likely be a featurephone.

If the BB/Treo platform are "candybar", slab needs to be renamed to popsicle.

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RE[2]: Front-facing keyboard
by robots on Tue 18th Oct 2011 22:56 in reply to "RE: Front-facing keyboard"
robots Member since:
2011-02-15

Sorry, I meant 'candybar' hardware keyboard. I had no idea there were Android or Win Phone 7 phones like this.

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