Smartphones with keyboards!

| February 13, 2014

Smartphones with keyboards, QWERTY is not dead yet!

Contrary to popular belief, smartphones with keyboards, physical ones, are not dead. In these modern times of touch screen devices one might think that the old fashioned physical QWERTY keyboard has become obsolete. Not quite! There are still a couple of smartphones with keyboards out there that are still hording their weight. Some people still prefer to text the old fashioned way and let’s face it, it’s better. I’d be lying if I’d say that surfing the web or texting on a touchscreen is the best way to do it, without physical buttons you can easily make typos and in the end get more frustrated. That’s why smartphones with keyboards are still around these days, sure they are slower that most high-end devices and it seems that nobody still cares about them but they still remain the most enjoyable and less frustrating devices to type on the go. If you still don’t get what I’m saying just imagine if your PC or laptop would have a touchscreen keyboard, you wouldn’t be able to type as fast nor as accurate.

Now let’s take a look at the some of the most recently released QWERTY devices that you can get your hands on. But bear in mind, since nobody seems to really care about this type of phone don’t expect these handsets to be a technological breakthrough, they’re mediocre at best.

Motorola Droid 4, one of the best smartphones with keyboards

One of the best smartphones with keybords, the Droid 4

Android 2.3.5, upgradable to 4.0.4

4.0 inch TFT display, 540×960 pixels, 275ppi

1.2Ghz dual-core TI OAMP 4430 CPU

PowerVR SGX540 GPU

1GB RAM

16GB internal storage

MicroSD support for a further 32GB

8 megapixel camera with 1080p 30fps video recording

1.3 megapixel front facing camera

Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11b/g/n WiFi

LTE compatible

1785mAh battery, 12.5 hours talk time

5.00 x 2.65 x 0.50 inches (127 x 67 x 13 mm)

Water and dust resistance coating

LG Enact

The LG Enact, one of the recently released smartphones with keyboards

Android 4.1.2

4.0 inch TFT display, 480×800 pixels, 233ppi

1.2Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU

Adreno 305 GPU

1GB RAM

8GB internal storage

MicroSD with support for an additional 64GB

5 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording

0.3 megapixel front facing camera

Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11/a/b/g/n WiFi

LTE compatible

2460mAh battery, 11.6 hours talk time

4.37 x 2.06 x 0.62 inches (111 x 52 x 16 mm)

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

smarthpones with keyboards

Android 4.1

4.3 inch TFT display, 540 x 960 pixels, 256ppi

1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU

Adreno 225 GPU

1GB RAM

8GB built in storage

MicroSD card slot with support for 32GB

8 megapixels rear camera with 1080p 30fps video recording

1.3 megapixel front facing camera

Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11b/g/n WiFi

LTE and HSDPA+ networking

1785mAh battery, 7.5 hours talk time

4.98 x 2.60 x 0.54 inches (126.4 x 66 x 13.7 mm)

Water and dust resistance

LG Mach

 A picture of the LG Mach, one of the most recent smartphones with keyboards

Android 4.0

4 inch LCD display, 480×800 pixels, 233ppi

1.2Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU

Adreno 225 GPU

1GB RAM

8GB internal storage

MicroSD card slot with support for 32GB

5 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture

0.3 megapixel front facing camera

Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi

LTE compatable

1700mAh battery, 9.5 hours talk time

4.64 x 2.56 x 0.48 inches (118 x 65 x 12 mm)

That concludes our smartphones with keyboards list

Sincerely, I’ve made this list to remind most of you of the past, to bring you back to a time where smartphones with keyboards were considered a breakthrough in technology and became very popular. It seems to me like in 10 years the world moved too fast and some might have forgotten where it all came from. Indeed it’s not best to wallow in the past but we can’t ignore history when we’re trying to reinvent the future. Did this article about smartphones with keyboards made you feel nostalgic or helped you in any way? Please feel free to leave a comment.

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