Like the (USA phone) Motorola Droid Pro (ok so the screen could be better, but its the best yet!)
JanSt / MOD
May. 25, 2011 at 07:15
There are plenty of decent qwerty phones out there - but I assume you mean Android specifically?
Lewis Curdie here on mobot just did a 3-parter about the available Android phones with QWERTY keyboards http://www.mobot.net/qwerty-android-phones-part-1-22502
seems to me the current obsession seems to be thinner and bigger screens - that makes a full qwerty a bit of a no-no.
I would have considered a Samsung Galaxy Pro 7510 but the screen resolution sucks, and Samsung felt it's not worthy of scratch resistant glass and a good cam. Looks like a cheap attempt to cover all the bases.
I'm personally not attracted by Htc's up-coming ChaCha - mainly because I detest Facebook LOL.
I'm a qwerty fan myself, but the Moto is very expensive.
I'd consider a Nokia E6, but I need a camera that can take close-up shots.... Grrrrrr, they all leave something out, eh?
May. 25, 2011 at 10:02
Yes sorry, I do mean Android. However, ulitmately I will settle for a damn good keyboard.
There are plenty of decent qwerty phones out there
I beg to differ (hence my question), they are all either lacking a touchscreen or have a poor specification. I did read the article's by Lewis which has still only left me with two options (both of which require waiting):
1) Wait for the Nokia E6:
- Res: 640 x 480
- Better keyboard
- Better specs (in general)
2) Wait for the Motorola Pro/Droid Pro (UK version):
- Descent screen size
- Screen res not so good
- good size keyboard
- good camera
I think the E6 is out in July but none of the networks/usual shops seem to know anything about it. My second contract is up in November so I guess I can always hold out and see if anything better comes out in the meantime.
May. 25, 2011 at 10:18
Not sure if HTC floats your boat but they are planning on releasing a 3.7" (800x480) slider with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 8MP camera (currently dubbed the HTC Doubleshot). Whether or not it'll make it over here is anyone's guess but it's another choice to ponder.
JanSt / MOD
May. 25, 2011 at 10:34
From everything I hear the Nokia E6 will be out some time in June. Nokia Germany price it at E429 and Nokia Italy at E419 - not bad considering the specs.
I'm in a similar situation. I decided to give Android a 'miss' for at least 6 months, as I just don't feel it has advanced (faster processors and bigger screens aside).
For 3 months now I held on to a Nokia C7, and though I have to say it IS a great tough little smartphone, a few times I found myself cursing because I could have used a cam capable of macro/close-ups... So, since the E6 will come with EDoF as well, I'm screwed. The Palm Pre 2 I use as a complement has an EDoF cam also LOL... great choices, eh O_o
JUne and July should bring some good new devices...
May. 25, 2011 at 10:45
Yup, I am gonna try out the Samsung Galaxy Pro for a week (with a PAYG sim) and see how it goes. Then I'll take the Nokia E6 for a spin when its released.
JanSt / MOD
May. 25, 2011 at 10:52
Lemme know how the Galaxy Pro goes
May. 25, 2011 at 10:55
JanSt / MOD
May. 26, 2011 at 10:47
Nokia E6 on preorder in UK's Nokia Store £349 incl VAT- on sale end of June
May. 26, 2011 at 14:51
Yeah saw it this morning... put my name down for it! Sir Shuwaz Sugar's search for his ultimate QWERTY phone is almost over.
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