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The Problem with Android phones

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by StDevious, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. StDevious

    StDevious Well-Known Member
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    The problem with the best android phone, the droid and the upcoming nexus is that the screens are not wide enough. which makes using them in landscape mode a pain. Also in portrait mode, the keyboard is cramped. See the android keyboard and the one on Hero. Hero looks to be wider than the droid, thereby accommodates a wider keyboard.

    Looking at the image comparison of iphone vs droid and nexus you will see what i mean.

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    Hero looks slightly better, which allows for that excellent keyboard with well spaced keys in portrait mode.

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    I think manufacturers need to make the droids a bit wider to allow better usage in landscape mode.
     

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  2. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member
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    :)[​IMG] +1 Insightful

    ...but then I'm an old geezer who doesn't like his laptop's widescreen display, either. :rolleyes:
     
  3. vincentp

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    Hmm... I've never noticed the width of the screen to be a problem. Looks fine and both of the keyboards are easy to use. I type in portrait mode all of the time and the keyboard is plenty fast and usable. This seems kind of nitpicky.
     
  4. eyebeam

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    ...And stay off his lawn! :p
     
  5. X-Ter

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    I've used the iPhone keyboard and its excellent. I have a Hero and while its keyboard is good, the iPhone beats it. I've also noticed the width of the screen and its definitely a factor.
     
  6. mrthundercleese

    mrthundercleese Well-Known Member
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    Seconded. People would still complain about the sofboard (tm hahaha) even if the screen was another mm wider.

    edit: before someone barks at me saying "its blah blah blah dimensions" I did a butt pull on the "mm". Too lazy to actually check. I'm sure someone will still correct me though :)
     
  7. ItalianScallion

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    I love my Droid, but the I do miss the width of the iPhone's screen...it made typing and navigating just a shade or two easier.
     

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