stellazio, 03 Dec 2010Between this phone and the BB torch which is a better phone? I'm not one who's very keen on gi... moreI find that it is more of a personal preference when it comes to keyboards. I personally like more space in between keys. I have used both a BlackBerry Tour and the Desire Z. I have also used the N97 before as well. My colleague likes the BB keyboard as it is his preference and he got a Torch.
To find out which keyboard suits you best, I would suggest you go to a store (or perhaps borrow some from people you know) and try them both out. You will get a feel for both.
I think that regardless of which keyboard you use, you will eventually get used to it. Switching from the N97 to the Desire Z for me took a couple of weeks before I got comfortable as certain keys are in different places and the feel is slightly different. I personally do not text much on the BB, so I am less proficient in it.
Between this phone and the BB torch which is a better phone? I'm not one who's very keen on gimmicks like games apps etc. But more of just a call/sms person, but the most important part for me is the qwerty keypad, which of the 2 is nicer to press on?
th3D, 01 Dec 2010my godnesss... its too ret@rded to see all d videos abt lose hinge. "IF WE DO LIKE THIS A... more@th3D:
Thanks. That's how I feel, but I'm just too polite to use such harsh words. :)
As for voting, I realised quickly that the voting results on this site is utterly useless. Just too many uninformed people who are simply trying to prop up the numbers of the devices of which they are fans.
If you really want useful information about a phone, you need to just ask specific questions in the forums.
[deleted post]i wudnt miss voting so much.
another site had votes of what is the best smartfone. The finalists wer N900 and Galaxy S. N900 won with two thirds of the votes, just because more ppl trust nokia than samsung. But... N900 isnt even a smartfone, its a internet tablet/computer. How could it win? because votes will always be ruled by whats most accepted opinion at the time.
I would do the same, out of two fones i didnt know anything abouti would vote for the brand i prefered. So my opinion in votes is worthless
Why those people in youtube are trying to destroy our happiness by showing such loose hinge videos.
my godnesss... its too ret@rded to see all d videos abt lose hinge. "IF WE DO LIKE THIS AND THAT THEN WE CAN POST IT ON YOUTUBE". I like to take those guys and hold them upside down and shake them a bit.
I can confirm that celfones and electronic devices in general does not respond well to hammers and shotguns, are we going to be concerned about durability for all cellfones that are not bullet proof? "yes iphone is good, but if i load my shotgun and do like this and that then you can see there is reason for concern"
The desire Z hinge issue is not an issue at all, just a bunch of ret@rds who want to show us that gravity is working or whatever. Desire Z stays closed when its closed and stays open when its open in NORMAL REALISTIC USAGE SCENARIOS, and its the most comfortable mechanism i have used.
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2010just wait for a month & see how loose it will be.i doubt it will be loose, when its so easy to operate then the strain on the mechanism is very low.
What i really like is that it will not move anywhere in its closed position, since it requires a slight upwards force to open in addition to the forward force. My N900 sometimes moves a little when holding it in weird positions, for example taking photos where i will also be in the picture, with one hand. Not to mention N96, its all over the place when taking one hand photos, very annoying (N900 is ok, but sometimes moves a little). Desire Z does not move at all, no matter how i hold it there will be a small inwards force that assures the display part stays with the rest of the fone.
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2010i cant find a way to slam it closed, if i close it fast it will still close smoothly. Its perfect. just wait for a month & see how loose it will be.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2010good... just make sure you slam it slowly when u return the non qwerty keyboard mode... coz i ... morei cant find a way to slam it closed, if i close it fast it will still close smoothly. Its perfect.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2010good... just make sure you slam it slowly when u return the non qwerty keyboard mode... coz i ... moreIn all of those videos, how many of them show a person holding the phone in a way you normally would? All of the videos that highlight the loose hinge I have seen show the person holding the phone in a way no one would ever normally hold it.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2010dont worry about the keyboard mechanism. i hav my Desire Z now, its delicious, i love it. it d... moregood... just make sure you slam it slowly when u return the non qwerty keyboard mode... coz i saw many videos regarding loosen hinge
aZ, 30 Nov 2010so u guys are saying if i hold the phone the opposite way, the screen will just slide out? mea... moreIf you hold the phone normally like how you would hold every other phone you have ever used, the keyboard will not slide out on its own.
one thing i need to fix is friendster.com, on the N900 i use Hide User Agent to access the full site instead of their terrible mobile site. How to fool websites to think the Desire Z is a PC?
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2010dont worry about the keyboard mechanism. i hav my Desire Z now, its delicious, i love it. it d... moreThanks dear. yeaaa, it looks sexy. very nice attractive design. Besides, its screen & sound quality is much better than Desire HD.
thnx again mate
0v0, 30 Nov 2010mee too have N900. The slider is veeery strong compared to Z. i bought my N900 since 10 months... moredont worry about the keyboard mechanism. i hav my Desire Z now, its delicious, i love it. it doesnt feel lose in normal use, the keyboard part isnt slamming around. The holding upside down is not a problem.
also no problem to lie down and hold the desire z above the face, no problem at all. im a text addict and love to text like that, was curious how it would work and its flawless, the screen part dont fall down, the natural way to hold this fone will prevent it. e dont have a problem
Dont listen to those who say the "display fall down wen i do like this. Me and stuntman dont have a problem obviously.
i love this mechanism, it juz fakking rules, its cool and smooth and quiet.
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2010But how to hold the fone upside down without holding the screen part also? I tried on my N900,... moremee too have N900. The slider is veeery strong compared to Z. i bought my N900 since 10 months and the slider is like new.
NOkia in general have very strong hinges & sliders.
so u guys are saying if i hold the phone the opposite way, the screen will just slide out? meaning to say the mechanism is very 'slippery' ?? is that it?
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2010I have the desire Z myself. this is a spectacular h.set. Only fault with it is that if you hol... moreWhy would anyone hold the phone this way? I had this phone for 3 weeks now. I have never needed to hold it that way. I had an N97 for several months prior. It also has a physical keyboard that you need to slide and tilt. I have never needed to hold that phone that way either.
If you get the Desire HD, would you actually hold the phone that way and think, "Great!, the screen doesn't fall down!"???
0v0, 29 Nov 2010This what i was afraid of ( Hinge Issue ) huuuh.
seems i will go for Desire HD then.
ThnxBut how to hold the fone upside down without holding the screen part also? I tried on my N900, there is no way its gona happen that i hold it like that, other than for testing.
Non-existing problem, i apply a non-existing fix. Done.
I will get my Desire Z tomorrow, will do some testing on the internet sites im most frequently using on N900, will soon enough see if Desire Z can stand up to the champ in mobile browsing =)