Beware the Apple!
A gallery of the first BlackBerry handset running RIM's new QNX-powered operating system has spilled onto the interwebs. Portions of the device, which are awaiting approval from mobile network operators, have been glimpsed for several months - but this is by far the fullest detail available. The photos reveal a lush high-end …
OK, I admit it - I'm the one with a PlayBook, so will probably stick with BlackBerry. Once a proper keyboard's been bolted to this, may upgrade from my 9700. Will definitely upgrade if they allow you to disable the touch screen - driving my wife nuts on her 9900 - touch phone to ear, turn on speaker phone.
Ill belive it when I see it.
Im sick to death of form following fashion.
form must follow function. ~Doesnt any hanndset maker see this?
any one recall the Psion 5? or the nokia 9210I
both had PROPER keyboards,
Why? because people that use ordinary keyboards with their PC's want the same on their handsets.
They want to concetrate on the content of what their typing not on how to type.
an on screen keyboard is there cos its cheaper to make, and theres more profit for the hand set makers.
I counted up the no of buttons on my 9210I theres over 70.
Its a joy to text on.
Wether RIM have the foresight to do the new one with a properly sized keyboard, well have to wait and see.
If they have the guts to buck the fashion trend Ill get one tho I somwhat doubt it.
Until a handset maker does the money will stay in my pocket.
How about a survey?
If you want a proper keyboard in a handset make your view known by writing just a YES here on this forum.
Driven by results NOT fashion.
Theres a BIG difference between say a blackberry keyboard and a PROPER one like on the Psion 5 or nokia 9210i
Perhaps your nor aware of the difference.
There isnt a phone made with a proper keyboard.
Ive seached for it for 2 yrs!
If there was one good enough Id have found it.
Its not for the lack of trying!
hope you follow
A hand set is just a tool to do a job.
Different folk want their handsets to do different things.
I use tools all the time and what I use has to deliver results, as I earn my living from them.
So for example my lathe is designed to turn metal its not a fashion item designed to look pretty or have street cred over what its meant to do. Its designed from the frame up to be functional.
So a handset for me has to meet my needs. these are primarily to have
1. a good clear screen,
2. a proper keyboard
3. a decent sized battery
4.a fold up design to protect the k/board and screen
5. a strong case to be strong enough to withstand knocks, wet, and being in a pocket with hardware, ie nuts bolts tools etc.
Once you have the form factor right, you then can put any software you like on it.
Wether its simple Symbian or android or QNX.
Also Ive big hands so small keys are a waste of time.
If you gave me a Blackberry for free I couldnt use it.
Ive tried the Dell Streak mini, beautiful handset, miss type all the time on the on screen k/board.
No feed back like a button k/board.
do you understand now?
No, I don't understand. You keep going on and on about what you want, but you don't say WHAT you want. How would a "proper" keyboard look in your mind? The only thing I've got is that you've got big hands (I do as well) so the keys have to be big. Again, I had a BB where the keyboard was smaller than the one in the T-Mobile G2 (as seen here http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/06/t-mobile-g2-review/) but still easier to type on.
You want 3 rows or 4 rows of keys? Responsiveness? Material?
If you tried the Dell Streak, have you also tried the Samsung Note or Note 2? Way better screen.
But I Do know what I want.
In my 1st post I mentioned the Psion 5 and the nokia 9210i
Google for them and youll see or pics of them on Ebay.
I use the nokia now and also have the P5 here as an example of what I find is the ideal k/board.
Do let me know if you follow when you have had a look at these 2 examples.
ok its not sleek or flashing, but to me it looks quite understated, which for a "Professional" perspective could be quite appealing. The only real tell though will be the spec and features.
I wish them the best of luck with it.. Let face it the dual between iOS and Android is getting boring!
My point will perhaps become more obvious when people start porting cracked versions of phone OSes between hardware platforms. Boot up a Samsung with iOS, or maybe port BB10 into a generic hardware platform (as may have happened here - LOL).
"15 feet of car" (Clarkson on a particularly boring BWM 3-series) will become "4.3 inches of phone".
A new BB10 handset with a proper keyboard is on the way and may or may not be here before June...according to this anyway:
Looks pretty decent too...in my opinion obviously!
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