Anonymous, 20 Apr 2012Absolutely, scrolling pages with the arrows is very handy and writing is always much faster an... moreFast typing world records are made with touchscreen, you can write faster with touchscreen if you practise. Reason, you don't need to push buttons only touch them so it's like flying over letters with touchscreen. So you push faster every letter.
They should concentrate on a generic bluetooth+micro usb attachable+ fold able keyboard. Change your phone, keep the board.
I like buttons. My HTC TyTn/Hermes 100 has so many buttons! COuld play any game on it!
THink about it, PSX emulator.
As far as texting, Samsung has won me with there Swype
it's acceptable for me if they're done with qwerty phones. but it really sounds stupid to make thin device and don't even give a damn about battery life. I own a HTC One X,no battery issue but if they have such a thought, I think I'm done with HTC.
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2012Why? Txting on touchscreen is so slow. I love qwerty phones. I hope Nokia will make apollo ver... more"Why? Txting on touchscreen is so slow"
Cant agree with that, if you are fast typer you can write with touch screen phone faster than qwerty. It just take little time to get used to it, but the results are incredible and soon you are typing master.
I'm saying this with almost 3 years experience. First it was total disaster, after few months i wroted MUCH faster than ever with physical qwerty.
So it mostly about prejudice. Just give it change.
I'm not surprised by HTC decision physical qwerty is dying.
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2012Sorry to add this, but for me as a user, QWERTY makes perfect sense, not only for texting (SMS... moreAbsolutely, scrolling pages with the arrows is very handy and writing is always much faster and comfortable, no matter how big your screen is.
Well that's just great...No decent batteries, no QWERTY (No decent communication). Another company (After Microsoft with their dumbphone OS) that totally stopped giving a damn about the more intelligent users - they are focusing entirely on the most primitive users who only care about the design.
The Man, 20 Apr 2012I respect your opinion and maybe you're right i was just saying because keyboards on PCs were ... moreGranted, I agree with your second paragraph, and in reality it wouldn't hurt to use a phones QWERTY the same way you use it on the PC, like you said it... Sometimes my working experience gets ahead of my brain and I talk before thinking things through...
So, lets shake hands... And agree we're both right... :)
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2012Based on experience from working on a mobile phone store, people don't want keyboards on their... moreI respect your opinion and maybe you're right i was just saying because keyboards on PCs were for typing but now they are essential tools for gaming in most games "Some games work with keyboard only not a gamepad"
You will not lose anything if you put an integration for games to control them with QWERTY and make some letters more prominent like "W for forward" and "S backward" like in most games
Sorry to add this, but for me as a user, QWERTY makes perfect sense, not only for texting (SMS and emails) but even for browsing. I bought an Android without QWERTY and now everyday I think I should have waited for a good model with QWERTY to come out at the time...
The Man, 20 Apr 2012Keyboard uses in typing but we use it also in games Counter , BattleField ...etc I said if th... moreBased on experience from working on a mobile phone store, people don't want keyboards on their smartphones for playing (we had Xperia Play when it was released and it was a big fiasco here), we do have a lot o people who want Android phones AND text a lot and use them in their jobs and those people want QWERTY's to type, because it'll be easier, if it's on some phone like Optimus Pro or the ZTE V875... Just saying what I see in customers...
qwerty phones make sence to me like the desire z and the e7, you get the best of both world with these packages, shame htc has done with them realy..
Tine, 20 Apr 2012I have htc desire z and it is the best fone I have ever used. Its hardware keyboard is the bes... morehtc had the most hardware related issues of ALL phone brands. the desire z was the only decent phone HTC created witha hardware keyboard. But by far, NOKIA has/had the best qwerty keyboards. The N900, E71-E73, E55, and now asha series phones has incredible keyboards.
Yes, qwerty keyboards are being phased out, but no matter wat anybody says, NO touchscreen phone can match the quality of typing that a hardware qwerty phone can.
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2012Hey, "The Man", not everyone uses their phones for gaming, you know... Some people a... moreKeyboard uses in typing but we use it also in games Counter , BattleField ...etc
I said if they just develop the idea of QWERTY to be more than texting tools it will be a hit
what can i say? if this dscision includes all mobile devices so it is definetly stupid decision
I can't believe their decision to follow some distorted survey data that people want thin phones over battery.
Just because most of the public are unaware of three dimensional space optimisation (your phone can be 1mm wider instead of 15mm taller for example) then why should their supposed experts follow some odd survey advice. You can consider it a technical issue people don't understand (well people should but it seems most are mathematical morons).
I don't mind them dropping hardware keypads but the thin obsession is silly.
The Man, 20 Apr 2012Good for them QWERTY is useless you can't use it in games only texting and can't add other la... moreHey, "The Man", not everyone uses their phones for gaming, you know... Some people actually use it to make phonecalls, send text messages and write stuff in it...