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Hands-On: HTC EVO Shift 4G

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Joby Dick

Jan 8, 2011, 2:24 PM

Rich, we disagree...

Rich Brome said:
The keyboard isn't great. The disappointment starts when you slide it open; there's no spring assist to snap it open and closed. The keys themselves are separate and raised from the surface, but their flat shape makes them surprisingly difficult to tell apart by feel.


I happen to like the sliding mechanism. It reminds me of the Motorola DROID because of the fact that it doesn't 'snap' open. I prefer that style of keyboard. Once opened, I find the keys to be great. The feedback I get from pressing them is great and I wouldn't have it any other way. This may indeed be one of my favorite keyboards. It sure does beat the heck out of the Samsung Epic.

Which style of keyboard is your favorite...
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hankwatt

Jan 8, 2011, 1:32 PM

fairness

after having it to mess around with, I've determined that in a world without the Evo, this is sprints meow. Yes-over the epic. Gave to play with it because specs don't lie, but they don't do it justice. Great phone
muchdrama

Jan 7, 2011, 3:47 PM

Nice keyboard--

--love those well spaced keys.
phatmanxxl

Jan 7, 2011, 3:33 AM

does it have the light leak like the EVO?

Just wondering, since it has the same buttons under the screen.
WTF is a light leak? And if youre talking about light from the sides of the phone which is extremely minut then... your just nit-picky.
No it does not. I work for Radio Shack and have sold one to a friend of mine already. I do use the Evo and I can definitely that it doesn't suffer from the same light leak. the bottom bezel is much larger on the Shift than the Evo 4G, and I think that...
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