Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Apr 2013 21:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "With limited funding available to get the work done, tough decisions have to be made in the webOS Global Business Unit. Sitting after the all-but-done TouchPad Go but before the fancier next-generation TouchPads is a curious webOS smartphone. It shares much of its internals with the HP Pre3 and bears the hallmarks of the clean and simple webOS hardware design language, but it's an entirely different beast. This is the WindsorNot, the webOS slate smartphone that never was." Woah.
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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 07:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

An iPhone with a slide out keyboard could be nice though for people who prefer them over touch screens.


Definitely - but not portrait (too small). The landscape keyboard on the E7 is miles, miles, miles more pleasurable to use than any touch keyboard.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 25th Apr 2013 07:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The problem with the E7 is that the screen is too small/the resolution is too low (IMHO). If they just could get more on to the screen it would be much better.

I really like(d) my Nokia E90 that folded open, providing a screen + keyboard. It felt like a mini computer.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by dnebdal on Thu 25th Apr 2013 11:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

What's your opinion on the Blackberry Q10? I wouldn't get one (I like larger screens), but the keyboard is probably quite nice.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 27th Apr 2013 00:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"An iPhone with a slide out keyboard could be nice though for people who prefer them over touch screens.


Definitely - but not portrait (too small).
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Before I picked up a Pre3 (upgrade from a pre2), I would have agreed with you. But IMO the increase in size was just enough to make the keyboard large enough to be usable - especially because the space between the top row of keys and the screen has been increased (so your fingers don't constantly bump the screen when hitting keys on the top row).

I did a quick side-by-side comparison and the Pre3's keyboard is about the same size as on my old Treo (680), which I could eventually touch type about 20-30 WPM on after a year or so.

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