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Originally Posted by ZipZapp Why wouldn't they beta test the actual final product. Are you nuts? That's how people make money...hehe Lots of suckers gonna buy to test it (the...
09-17-2009, 08:30 AM #41
Lots of suckers gonna buy to test it (the company is actually expecting pre-orders b4 even explaining how it works)
I wrote a review yesterday on a Greek iPhone site about this (based on material from 5-6 tech sites) and halfway through I realised that we live in the age of Twitter, Facebook and Skype (that use mobile interfaces where the keyboard would be useless and in the way) let alone that we are heading towards full integration of voice commands...So it's like taking a big (and ugly) step backwards.
Old fashioned sms fanatics might go for it (for the retro feel I guess) but they probably have an old fashioned mobile for that...
(or a Blackberry... )
And as angiepangie said, I find I type faster and more precise on the touch screen - which also is much larger in landscape mode...
09-17-2009, 09:08 AM #42
Looks a lot more like a Pre-style keyboard than a BlackBerry-style keyboard no matter how you look at it.
How can this work without official Apple support?
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09-17-2009, 09:49 AM #43
09-17-2009, 10:23 AM #44
Having a keyboard on my phone would actually slow my typing WAY down. I can type WAY faster on my virtual keyboard then I ever could on a phone with a LANDSCAPE qwerty.160GB iPod Classic
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09-17-2009, 10:41 AM #45
09-17-2009, 11:32 AM #46
09-17-2009, 05:46 PM #47
i bought the landscape mode one..
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09-17-2009, 06:01 PM #48
09-17-2009, 06:14 PM #49
If I wanted a cumbersome phone I would have bought one to begin with. They better slap a battery pack on it due to the limitations of the iPhone's battery. Another thing I am not giving up is my case...which would have to be taken off to use this. Virtual keyboard ftw!
09-18-2009, 02:52 AM #50
Srsly, how do u frieking type numbers? you cant change the menu!!
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09-18-2009, 11:57 AM #51
It's cool that someone made it...I guess. But it's the bulkiest, most ugly, not to mention pointless (for me) piece of crap I've ever seen in my life IMHO. The evolution of the physical keyboard COULD turn out to be a great accessory, but sadly, I doubt it. Til there's a $5 bluetooth keyboard, I'm good.
Although, I'd really like to know how many smart guys went out and bought an iPhone for hundreds of dollars, then signed a multi-thousand dollar 2 year contract, all without being able to type on a touchscreen? Well, if you're that brilliant genius, I guess you've got another 100+ bucks to shellout on a gianormously hugemongous keyboard that works in portrait only and blocks 60% of your screen.....
09-20-2009, 11:21 PM #52
09-21-2009, 01:28 AM #53
Has anyone seen the "Samsung Alias 2?" If you have, Apple needs to take that idea for a keyboard and run with it. If you haven't, the keyboard is actually physical, but each key has an LCD screen and backlight inside it, making the idea of a dynamic hardware keyboard a reality. When in landscape, the keys display the QWERTY format, but when it is opened up in "phone" mode, they display numbers, along with the ABC format underneath for texting. This, in my opinion, is a brilliant idea, allows for possible keyboard customization, and makes it a lot easier to read what you are typing than ANY other hardware keyboard.
Take a look here: Enter your location
I totally wouldn't mind having an iPhone with a keyboard like that. I have a friend with the Alias 2, and I'm actually quite envious of his keyboard.
09-21-2009, 03:06 AM #54
^^ That's hot
09-28-2009, 05:11 PM #55