1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!
    5 different smartphone features which are disappearing or no longer exist
    We’ve seen a lot of smartphone features come and go over the years for a variety of reasons, so let’s take a look at a handful of smartphone features that have trended down or no longer exist in the smartphone world.
     
  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    Good one newsbot!
     
  2. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Wow is the author in a time warp? Physical keyboards on a phone haven't been seen in nearly decades!
     
    richmorgan1947 likes this.
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    Apart from on BlackBerry devices.

    Landscape mode keyboards I'll agree haven't been available for best part of a decade: late 2010/early 2011 for the last ones I actually saw. One of my students had a Desire Z, and I've a vague memory that Slug used to own one of those too. Motorola made several models, but they also stopped after 2011. I know, it feels longer...
     
  4. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Yes of course Blackberry, and where are they now?! :) Got to say that touch screen keyboards are really slick now - I use the drag style predictive mode all the time on mine.
     
    richmorgan1947 likes this.
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    Blackberry? They are another contracted-out-to-China Android manufacturer, but they remain the last holdout for those who want hardware keyboards ;)

    I've never got the hang of swiping, just used SwiftKey for the last 5 years or so. Though for the sheer hell of it I've decided to test GBoard for a bit...
     
  6. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I wonder if Blackberry would be in a stronger position now if they'd adopted Android, instead of persisting with their own O/S.
     
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    It's a difficult one to guess. Given how far they fell I think "probably", but I can see why trying to stick with your existing users is tempting.

    Nokia would certainly have done better, but that's a different story...
     
  8. Leon Marco

    Leon Marco Well-Known Member

    Do you'll guys remember that there was actual an age when flip phones existed. The best one I remember I the keyboard flipping from the back of the phone forming a plus sign. The screen vertically positioned and the keyboard horizontally.
     
  9. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Sure do, I used to have a flip phone and thought it was pretty cool.
     
  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    Motorola RAZR V3 - still have it, still works. For a couple of years my daughter would borrow it when she wanted something smaller and more robust than a smartphone when going out.

    I'm not sure about a "+"-shaped phone, though I do remember this one:
    [​IMG]
    though I never saw anyone with one in real life!
     
    Leon Marco likes this.
  11. Leon Marco

    Leon Marco Well-Known Member

    The phone I speak of is similar. The only thing different in that was the screen remained vertical. Your phone looks cool too.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - different smartphone features
  1. ocnbrze
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    405
  2. halfbeing
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    486
  3. jpg001
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    402
  4. Ruffstew
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    397
  5. Nikhil Agrawal
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    651
  6. ThomasGLu
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,090
  7. Corvus13
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    476
  8. Bayushi
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    360
  9. Charles Whitnel
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    601
  10. EvolvingBot
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    393

Share This Page

Loading...