Top message: Does anybody know anything about the Stratosphere 2??? by Jayshmay
Replying to: Re: REAL smartphones with REAL keyboards by Jayshmay
Re: REAL smartphones with REAL keyboards
Demand can't be measured, when a product is barely offered! If keyboard smartphones were actually offered, then the demand could be measured.
Keyboard Androids have been heavily marketed over the past 2 years. There is ample market data to suggest whether they are commonly desired or not. Whether or not the executives are ignoring the data or not is an open question, but you cannot claim that there is no basis for the move.
I am soooo sick of making spelling errors on these touchscreen keyboards!!!
You need to try other software keyboards. There is plenty of choice for Android soft keyboards.
The only reason smartphones are moving in the all touch direction is because the whole industry is ttrying to copy the stupid Iphone! And now both HTC & Motorola are copying Apple with this stupid non-user accessible batteries.
The more correct way to state this is that all the consumers want to have something that looks like the iPhone, which drives the manufacturers to deliver products that the masses will want.
The transition away from hardware keyboards has not been suddenly abrupt. They have been given ample time to compete in the marketplace and there aren't enough people out there like you that care.
That says nothing of the ability to simply flash firmware and sell the same exact hardware in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Russia and the USA. There are huge production cost savings from not having to retool hardware for multiple markets.
With my large fingers, I personally do not care for the soft keyboard on my 4" Android, but I'm quite comfortable (and accurate) tying on my wife's 4.3" Android. I'm sure that if I make the jump to 4.6" or 4.7" on my next device, I'll have no trouble typing.
I do wish that a soft keyboard would allow me to see more than 200 characters on the screen while entering text. That is a benefit found on a hardware keypad that cannot be duplicated when the screen is dual-purpose, but for the SMS generation that only cares about 90 characters at a time, it's a non-issue, so my desires will go unmet.
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