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Posted by laffen
HTC will abandon QWERTY keyboard on future HTC models according to HTC's creative director Claude Zellweger

HTC - No more QWERTY keyboard models

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Posted by tranced
The physical and QWERTY keyboard is a feature that can't never be missed in a phone. I've been looking for an affordable Android with physical keyboard. I have some Xperia models: the SK17 and MK16.

Now I know I can't count on HTC anymore.

Posted by laffen
I think we have to go for Samsung, Motorola or even Sony if we want a QWERTY model with Android in the future. Maybe even Nokia, for those embracing the Symbian/Nokia OS.

Posted by Marly

On 2012-04-20 17:06:31, laffen wrote:
Maybe even Nokia, for those embracing the Symbian/Nokia OS.

Or a WP7 device with E7-00's hardware

My Nokia E7 has a great keyboard, but HTC's Touch Pro and ProII also were very good, aswell as their WP7 Pro, shame they don't produce them anymore, probably as a result of their plans to streamline their portfolio.

Still, I wouldn't want to be without a phone with a slide-out QWERTY, one of the two phones I have in daily use has to have it, so maybe I'll have to buy a second E7 as a spare ?
[ This Message was edited by: Marly on 2012-04-20 17:03 ]

Posted by tranced
Even the Android Alcatel phones have no QWERTY. They're jumping to this ship as well.

Posted by dominiquelan
I can see why the candybar smartphone has more fans. Not everyone prefers it that way, though. Some would inevitably still look for keyboards.

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