Anonymous, 15 Jul 2018Siemens SX1 was really futuristic looking when looking in those IT magazinesIt was very powerful phone with decent camera and Symbian power
Kirk, 18 Jul 2018How many times do we have to teach you this lesson old man, The first notched phone was from S... moreNo its not.
Or prove me that i am wrong.
Here this explain everything.
CptPower, 16 Jul 2018At least theses phones looks unique in present everybody copy other brand. Like S10 trying t... moreHow many times do we have to teach you this lesson old man, The first notched phone was from SHARP, get it straight.
At least theses phones looks unique in present everybody copy other brand.
Like S10 trying to conpy foldable Kryocera back from 2011.
Or apple X copied Essential phone first phone with a Notch etc.
Tech For, 15 Jul 2018Probably missed Nokia 7280 / 7380... unique design for keypad.Technically that didn't have a keyboard so...
Luxor, 15 Jul 2018Virtual keyboard all the way. Easier and faster too. Even got the emojis. QWERTY physical keyb... moreIn short:
*** NO!! ***
Sure for those that only use emails, sms, mms or other stuff that requires typing a larger text-body marginally (or even never) you are right.
BUT having a fixed keyboard like e.g. the Key1 or Key2 does not make much sense either.
The best solution is a keyboard SLIDER, that gives you a full screen device for general usage, and a real keyboard when you need it, without wasting half the screen space.
Some prefer portrait liders like the BB Priv, I prefer Landscape like e.g. the ancient N97 mini, the SE (neo) Pro or the Nokia N950. And more recent a Mod for the Motorola Z-series is close to shipping.
AnonD-747445, 16 Jul 2018You said you didn't understand the last question, which was about the Swype keyboard, not any ... moreAt the end of the article: "does anyone still use Swype or similar keyboards?"
Almost everyone uses similar keyboards (like Gboard) today. So the question is pretty weird.
Brandstifter, 16 Jul 2018I don't mean Swype keyboard. I mean any keyboard that allows swype input. Gboard, for example.... moreYou said you didn't understand the last question, which was about the Swype keyboard, not any swype enabled keyboard.
orcinus, 15 Jul 2018The intro lead is incorrect.
BlackBerry got its name as part of a marketing / branding stud... morerandomly chose any fruit name, because one fruit company is not enough.
we need more fruit companies :)
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2018You really don't know about Swype?
Fun fact - it w... moreI don't mean Swype keyboard. I mean any keyboard that allows swype input. Gboard, for example.
Some people still don't know about it though. They are often impressed to learn that there is a faster and more comfortable input method on their phone.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2018Siemens SX1 was really futuristic looking when looking in those IT magazinesYes indeed !
I still fail to see how a qwerty keyboard is preferred over the much faster and more efficient T9 keyboard. Perhaps it's because many users simply failed to grasp how to use it properly, just like the writer of this article. You didn't need to hit a key several times to go through the selection of letters associated with that key... The easiest and quickest and most efficient way to use the T9 keyboard was by switching to predictive text. Then, let's say you wanted to type the word 'because', - You simply hit the key 2(abc) once, as it had the letter 'b' on it, and then the key 3(def) once, as it had the letter 'e' on it, followed by 2(abc) once again, because it also had the letter 'c' on it, and so on. So you'd hit the keys 2322873, and the word 'because' would magically appear because that would be the predicted word formed by that particular combination. It's so quick and easy. No fiddling about with tiny keyboard characters on your screen, as the keyboard would only contain 9 keys for letters and so can be larger, therefore more accurate. I absolutely hate the qwerty version. - It's a step backwards for technology as far as I'm concerned. My Sony xperia T is still my everyday phone. It has a far superior T9 keyboard software than any later edition Sony model or any other manufacturer that I've checked. It even remembers words you enter and adds them to it's dictionary. Until an equivalent is available, I shall not be 'upgrading' it. So you manufacturers can spend millions developing you new look designs, and latest chipsets, to your hearts content, hoping to convince me to spend my hard earned money, but I simply won't care for any of them as long as you continue in failing to provide a decent T9 option with a user customisable dictionary. I suggest you get hold of a Sony xperia T, if you can find one, and try it out. Sony, if you're reading this. I'm surprised you haven't carried on with this software in your later models. The Chinese version of T9 that you've instead installed is a poor version and doesn't compare. Therefore, I'm not buying.
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2018Pretty sure if they make those designs now, no one will buy them. Now it's all about efficienc... morepretty sure if they make those designs now, no one will buy them. Now it's all about efficiency and experience. Back then the OS can only pretty much do simple things and no one care that much about the camera cos quality wasn't good enough so people still have a P&S camera around. They can design the phone any way they want and user experience of the phone will be pretty much the same.
how does those designs effect efficiency and experience negatively? as far as i can see in phone like N91/N93/n95 (and a lot of other one which i can't name at the moment) was enough room to add a 41 mega pixels camera (or double /triple /quadrapole /pentacle) and have touch screen and keypad. with a modern and up to date Os every one would be happy.
so i fail to see how this going to effect what you mentioned.
The intro lead is incorrect.
BlackBerry got its name as part of a marketing / branding study, looking to find a name that was previously void of meaning in the ICT sector. Â”BlackBerryÂ” was selected somewhat randomly.
The keys were sculpted to match the name, not the other way around.
Brandstifter, 15 Jul 2018I don't get the final question of the article.
Not using a swype-enabled keyboard in 2018 wou... moreYou really don't know about Swype?
Fun fact - it was used by Huawei in the past. (At least for the P8 Lite ('15), not sure about now, since it was discontinued)