Looks like Samsung is seeking Nokia's hole to start making old school devices like Nokia Asha
AnonD-8044, 17 Jul 2013That will do me, anything to get out of this full touchscreen boredom,plus real buttons.Talkin... moreInternals of SGS2 aren't very different than Nokia Lumia 920. In fact they are better, apart from the OS.
So Nokia just have to add a full communicator-esque QWERTY keyboard. But then there is the OS issue...
frh, 17 Jul 2013No... I don't like that design. Cause there are a lot of layers to hold the mechanism in place... moreThat will do me, anything to get out of this full touchscreen boredom,plus real buttons.Talking of the E90 if that come out with all my sgs2 internals that would be my ultimate smartphone.
AnonD-8044, 17 Jul 2013100% fully agree.. So folk are saying about this being silly well I am bored to the back te... moreI am with you 100% Brynn i also fed up with todays smartfone its just samey ,every so called new fone is a block or screen as you call it.
AnonD-8044, 17 Jul 2013Or even better this one,
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_p900-1427.phpNo... I don't like that design. Cause there are a lot of layers to hold the mechanism in place adding to the thickness. 26.6 mm is of that phone. Its thicker than Nokia's communicator E90 or even 9500.
How about this design : http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_e70-pictures-1323.php
or one with QWERTY like http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_pearl_flip_8220-pictures-2521.php
iXperia 4eva, 16 Jul 2013samsung is downgrading now! what a crap! why do we need a physical keycrapboard while we hav... moreWtf are u talking bout downgrading? Samsung is the only co. who has the capacity to manufacture all types of phones in any price bracket, to people of all ages as long as they think there's a market for it. No other tech co. can match at present.
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2013Why not? 10 years ago we have phones in many form factors and i love all of them, now most pho... more100% fully agree..
So folk are saying about this being silly well I am bored to the back teeth of tapping at a silly piece of glass and sick of looking at what is supposed to be a smartphone and all it is ,is a screen.
Bring back diversity and design and you get full screen estate with no pop up keypad spoiling view..
This phone has been out in china for months
aka Jackie Chan phone
aka $2000 phone
I have a Galaxy Note 2 but I will definitely buy this phone... yeah good old days!!! so excited. Hope it will be available here in the PHil.
Oh yes after years of complaining about boring soulless slabs Samsung blows me away again with this..If it has concert hall setting this could be my perfect smartphone..Samsung always pushed boundrys and thought out of box with D600 with sterEo speakers CIF @15fps video with TV OUT..Then D900 with vivid messaging and stress reliever video/audio thing etc..Then Beam with built in projector then massive android clamshell device,then S4zOOM AND NOW THIS..
At last something designed with REAL BUTTONS,YIPEEEEEEEEEEE.
How can we get this in the US? I know two people who could really use this. They don't want to give up the clamshell phone design, but are starting to get used to Android. This would be the only way they could be convinced to switch to a smartphone.
frh, 16 Jul 2013To Samsung : By putting a little more thought you could have come up with a far better and usa... moreSharp implemented those designs long time ago..but you're right it still should be used
To Samsung : By putting a little more thought you could have come up with a far better and usable design - a swilled flip phone like this : http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_6260-pictures-815.php
As I said far better and usable especially for a capacitive touch screen phone.