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Replying to:  No Spring-assist slider by Sams   Feb 11, 2012, 7:51 PM

Re: No Spring-assist slider

by RiceBonito    Feb 27, 2012, 8:49 PM

I recently upgraded from a Droid 2 to a Droid 4. The lack of spring assist is for a reason. Spring assited sliders have one major flaw, and that is no long lasting durability. Over time, through excessive use, any spring will eventually lose it's "spring". With the type of keyboard Motorola has decided to continue using on it's Droid line of keyboard smartphones, they have been able to better promise a longer lasting phone.

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 to try and compact the latest and greatest even more than the predecessor.

And that keyboard will always slide like butter.

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