Motorola Droid 4
No Spring-assist slider
Especially the keyboard has a great feel when typing, although there should be more space between the keys.
But what bothers me very much is the slider mechanism. There is no "spring assist" - unlike every other slider phone on the market - which makes the Droid 4 sliding up and down cumbersome, and does not provide the quality feel that I tend to expect from such a hig...
My Touch Pro2 had a spring-assisted slider, and my new Droid 4 does not, but it is super-easy to slide open and closed, and I do it with one hand.
I don't see what is such a big deal.
"...The slider mechanism for the Droid 4 is not spring-assisted, which means you have to do all the work yourself. I found it hard to open by pressing my thumbs along the edges. The Droid 4 was prone to jumping out of my grasp that way. Instead, the best way is to put your thumbs on the display and push up. Not ideal, but it’d the safer way to open the device..."
I can open the slider with one hand: I hold it in my left hand with my middle two fingers supporting the right edge, then easily push it open with my left thumb.
It just seems such an odd comlaint given how easy it is to slide open.
The original Droid didnt have a spring assisted keyboard slider either.
If you cant get the keyboard open on a Droid 4,
either you left the plastic on it that is on that back of the upper frame from when purchased new, or you have the weakest hands ever.
If you slide open the keyboard about 20 or 30 times will loosen it up a little bit.
Perhaps you would like nice pink iphone3gs and glass of warm milk.
(I apologize to anyone with parkinsons or degenerative muscle diseases, that posted here about the keyboard.)
Not only that, but springs take up space too. One thing you'll notice on any spring assisted slider, is that they are always more bulky. Go ahead and compare, you'll see it. Granted, the Droid 4 is bulky to begin with, but imagine how fat it would be if they added a spring to it. The goal in the cell phone industry is...