In that case my next phone most certainly won't be an HTC. It really makes no sense, how hard can it be to take the hardware from an existing phone and slam a harware keyboard on it? It's not like it needs any development or whatever. Too bad that they are forgetting that there are people willing to trade a milimeter or two of thickness for being able to comfortably write a text longer than a few words on a phone. I hope they will change their mind about this.
Sent from my Desire Z, obviously, and unfortunately, the last of its sort.
CRAP! I'm waiting for the update for the freakin' chacha...oh well, looks like i'm going to throw it and replace it with a way better phone like blackberry 9900...
I believe it is because of that survey in which the idiotic and stupid people give more thumbs up to the slim juice-less phones. I am hating the way technology is going, fine keep making expensive toys for those stupid users but do not forget the serious productive power and loyal users too.
there will be an about turn in the near future.
mark my words.
as cloud storage takes off all we will need is a screen and keyboard and the qwerty slider is it.....
Maybe they have been declining because the last decent qwerty phone was 800mhz...
comon HTC this isnt the solution. why dont you come up with better phones in Chacha/Status series? i loved the physical qwerty on chacha but buggy software, worst battery life and lack of support ruined it.
advice, 20 Apr 2012you are wrong a lot of people still using them and I am one of them ,htc decision was because ... moreOh yes fully agree with you,typing on a piece of glass is iritating at best..I to am a lover of physical real buttons always have been..Anyhow HTC have rubbish components that why they are going down the pan,,poor microphones,poor choppy video,awful speakers and shoddy cameras..
Give me a 4.7" slab of glass plus Swype any day.
I will be selling my HTC HD2 with ICS and my next mobile will be an HTC One.
advice, 20 Apr 2012you are wrong a lot of people still using them and I am one of them ,htc decision was because ... moreWell this is definitely not a way to solve their financial problems, they will only get bigger. Nobody cares about a mediocre company with boring mediocre phones.
The Scorpion, 20 Apr 2012HTC is correct. Nobody uses them anymore, they were good as transition devices - from keypads ... moreyou are wrong a lot of people still using them and I am one of them ,htc decision was because the company suffers from a lot of financial problems ,and htc ain't sony ain't nokia so one more loss for htc ;the game is over , I am expecting that htc will announce that it will not manufature the small screen smart phones in the next step, for the people who didn't use the keyboard smart phones please don't spread lies,typing with these phones is a joy and very professional,there are millions of people who bought keyboards for their iphone ,ipad,galaxy only because they know that nothing can be in the place of the real thing.
The Scorpion, 20 Apr 2012HTC is correct. Nobody uses them anymore, they were good as transition devices - from keypads ... morespeak for yourself, the fact that you don't need it does not mean that no body need it, i recently bought a phone with physical keyboard (motorola droid 2 global) and the reason it is the keyboard, in fact i was between HTC desire Z or this one.
HTC is correct. Nobody uses them anymore, they were good as transition devices - from keypads to touch screens. We are past this stage. And with the advent of tablets, there is no reason to use them as "Proffesional" devices.
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2012Well that's just great...No decent batteries, no QWERTY (No decent communication). Another com... moreThe primitive users are more than you sophisticated ones and they are more ready to spend money on phones. The company is existing because of its sales
I on the other hand would like to get a decent dual-core phone with a physical qwerty. I would be using it like a computer and write documents with it, while not being home. But there is no such phone for european market.
No wonder why Blackberry failed to respond the whole touchscreen madness in the past, and when they keep on going with physical keyboards, failure was imminent and they're in a state of decline. I never fond of keyboards anyways, after 2 years of using my old Nokia, my keyboard failed and SMSing is quite a hassle.
In this case, I'm glad HTC is doing the right thing. Never like the extra weight & thickness anyways, not to mention big screens wasted to become smaller screens due to the presence of the physical keys.
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2012Why? Txting on touchscreen is so slow. I love qwerty phones. I hope Nokia will make apollo ver... moreI agree. I have you used touchscreen phones now 3 years. Displays have been from 3,5" to 4,5" and best phone for texting was desire z.
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2012Fast? Maybe. Accurate and fast? Hardly (But yea i'm sure some people maske an exception).Accurate coming with time when your Hands get used it, just like you write with computer it's getting better accurate after time.
Like i said it takes little time, but suddenly you realised that your fingers touching mostly right letters even before it was opposite.
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2012Fast typing world records are made with touchscreen, you can write faster with touchscreen if ... moreFast? Maybe. Accurate and fast? Hardly (But yea i'm sure some people maske an exception).
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2012Fast typing world records are made with touchscreen, you can write faster with touchscreen if ... moreThing is, some people don't have the time to practice... I've used touchscreens for two years and I still struggle a lot to text...
pranjal87, 20 Apr 2012They should concentrate on a generic bluetooth+micro usb attachable+ fold able keyboard. Chang... moreYea i have a similar device and i find all he buttons really useful. When i listen to music i can easilly switch songs/stop playback without having to look at it.
Phones nowadays just suck. They only concentrate on how "beautiful" the phone is. I wouldn't mind if there were a few real pocket PCs for non-sheeple.