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Portrait Slider - Nobody Interested??

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by vittogn, Jan 14, 2011.

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Wich is the favourite

Poll closed Feb 13, 2011.
  1. Portrait Slider Keyboard (BB Tourch)

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. Landscape Slider Keyboard (HTC Desire Z-G2)

    8 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Portrait Keyboard (BB Bold)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Touch only (all the rest!!)

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  1. vittogn

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    I'm of course talking about an high res 3.7-4 in screen Android device with a form factor similar to BB Torch, WP Dell Venue Pro or the Palm Pre.

    I did a lot of googling on this topic but it seems nobody care, ask, cry...!!!

    In my view this form factor could give us both the benefit of a full touch screen (with the loved virtual keyboard for short text typing) plus the typing experience (for long emails) of a BB.......at the expense of a bit of bulk!!

    Am I the only?
    Ready to port Gingerbread to the Dell Venue Pro??
     

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    Poll moved out of the News area to the Android Lounge for you, vittogn. ;)
     
  3. snapper.fishes

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    I am fine without a keyboard, but would prefer one, if only because it's easier to play games with physical buttons :D
     
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    I'd like a landscape slider keyboard on a Touch HD...as well as keeping the whole screen free, you could get decent sized buttons underneath that screen.

    HD Z please HTC?
     
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    As with any "Am I the only?", "Is it just me?", question: certainly no. Though you may be part of a vocal minority.
     
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    I used to be the type that would only want a phone with a keyboard. It was one of the main drivers in my decision to get a moment. However, looking back, I wouldn't do it again. The only time a physical keyboard is even useful for me now is when I'm typing in a password. If I'm going to have a phone with that added bulk, I'd rather the mass was used for an extended battery.
     
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    I've just downloaded swype and finding I'm faster in portrait then in landscape. Not sure its quicker then typing, but I make a lot less errors.
     
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    Sorry.
    Tx.
     
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    I agree.

    Portrait slider...why?
     
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    Dell seems to be on the case, but for windows phone7.
     
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    Smaller devices it seems to fit nicely.
     
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    i was a young boy with love for apple and there new technology :D so i decided to buy the iphone 2g then i upgraded to iphone 3g and i felt apples corporate hold and decided to get a new phone the blackberry pearl was a fail so i waited and bought a andriod phone starting off cheap with the smasung europa ..brilliant is a word a little laggy at times and hare to get used to the small keyboard so i am upgrading to a htc desire z any one have any outher ideas i want big :D and andriod o course ;)
     
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    I had one of these - feature phone - no BB at the time could keep up with me for texting efficiency and the ability to make a simple one-handed phone call. In case you missed it, I give you the dual-slider.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I prefer the landscape slider. I use to have a Nokia N97 and now the HTC Desire Z. I also have a BlackBerry Tour for work. The landscape slider keyboards tend to have keys farther apart. I find I have difficulty typing with the BlackBerry form factor keyboard (screen and keyboard form factor). I find the physical keyboard appeals to me because I can see what part of the screen I am typing in.

    I have been getting used to the virtual keyboard on my Desire Z. I don't use it that often, but sometimes, I'm too lazy to flip open the keyboard to enter a few strokes only. I've also been practicing with the virtual keyboard. I think that I may be OK with a virtual keyboard only.

    Although, it is early on in the poll with only a small sample size, I'm surprised that only 50% prefer the virtual keyboard. I expected this to be at least 75%. Looking at the phones that are available, it seems that a large portion of the newer phones do not have a physical keyboard. I find the selection of phones with landscape sliders to be rather sparse.
     
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    For SNES/PSX games :)
     

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