Last Updated: Oct 08,2010
I'd be all over it like a fat kid on cake.
I would leave Sprint for this. Hoping for some concrete info soon so I can get out of my contract before my 30 days are up.
Looks like an Android version of a Blackberry. I know quite a few people that refuse to have a sliding phone and want a physical keyboard, this seems to be their answer if they wanted to switch to Android.
Yes and it looks like it takes up a lot of real estate that could've been used for the screen. I had a Curve, didn't like it, this don't look good. I actually like the slider that tucks away when you don't need it.
Here's the official spec page. I loved my centro. I really liked the Pixi. I really wish companies would stop with the big bezels though. Gorilla glass, some magnesium. Push the envelope already.
Size wise it's almost 6mm shorter, almost 4mm narrower and 2.5mm thinner than the Epic. Never a need to deal with on screen typing. Never a need to deal with a slider. Easier to carry. If the giant screen is nice but not a need, it's definitely an option. Would definitely appeal to the BB,Treo, webOS crowd when it comes to form factor.
Plus no Gorilla glass, or AMOLED display...NO WAY!
Don't really think the people buying this phone really care about AMOLED. Personally, I don't want AMOLED. I'd take the super version of either tech, but again, the market for this phone probably are not going to care.
And Epicurean, you're really missing the point of the phone and the market it's hitting. Motorola already has the Droid X slate and the Droid 2 slider. Think they have those segments covered. You pretty much have every segment covered now on Verizon with this edition.
And heck, I'm probably going to end up with a tablet of some sort at some point. It'll probably always be in my bag for work and play so there's less need to have the big screened phone.
I have to agree.
Not trying to be mean, but that's one ugly phone. specs aren't exactly amazing either... epic 4g for the win.
Three words: encryption-locked bootloader.
Dead. On. Arrival.
You got that right, um not sure if I like it. I was expecting something different.
Screen is to small for browsing the web...which means allot of scrolling...It has a key board, but sacrificing part of the screen for the keyboard is a no no for me.
If the keyboard was a slide out so the screen would be bigger then we can talk.
But i guess u can call this a hybrid phone//lol
looks like a motorola q from the bottom
Looks pretty ugly to me.
Oh hell nah that thing is ugly!
people thought the Pixi was ugly until they saw it in person.
LOL I saw the Pixi in person, and still thought it was butt ugly.
I'm not a fan of these types of phones.
I had a Blackberry Pearl, that was ok... This curve here I got, it's ok. Nothing exciting at all.
Just not what I'm looking for, in a touch screen multi-media smart phone.
More interested in the new Sharp Android phone that is Japan only. Has the same "retina" display as the iPhone 4 and so on..
Sharp's IS03 Android phone packs retina display, minus the branding pretense -- Engadget
To each his/her own - but I share the same sentiments as most here. That thing looks like it's from 1995.
lol. its ugly. if they wanted to really compete with blackberry users and the business crowd why not make the screen more like the motorolla q and the blackberry bold etc. cramp keyboard, small screen. put android on it and its golden or just make it a slider phone with a full keyboard. whats with this weird form.
I think that market is on its deathbed. Ppl that are happy with BB's small screen will stay with BB. If you're going to Android, why stick with a tiny screen? I hated BB's small screen. All I can say to Verizon is, "good luck with that!"
HAHA.. "1995" it's great you want to post this new phone.. but what did you expect posting it in the Epic Forums?
Ugly. No thanks!
Because the Moto Q had a 2.4" screen. This is 3.2" which is the size of the Palm Pre screen. If anyone hung around precentral, Pixi users clamored for larger portrait style screen and said they could fit the Pre screen on just such a phone. Plus if you change up the format (portrait/landscape), all those developers now have to create support for it. Sorry, but I long for the day of having the smallest phone possible and miss my i500. Big screened brick like phones are nice and have wow, but I haven't watched one movie, tv show, or what not. It's just nice to have. Had they killed some of the bezel and made it say a 3.6" screen, it'd be even better. Though I'd still take a nice portrait slider like the upcoming Dell.
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