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  1. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Noticed the pre-orders are now open with shipments starting this month. The keyboard shortcut thing is interesting since it's on par with BlackBerry keyboard shortcuts. Still not sure about the landscape keyboard and my short thumbs, that's a long stretch, but I'd try it. - https://www.fxtec.com/product/fxtec-pro%c2%b9/

    Anyone pre-order the F(x)tec PRO1?-screen-shot-2019-09-06-12.48.50-pm.png
    the_boon and moosbb like this.
    09-05-19 08:11 PM
  2. the_boon's Avatar
    Noticed the pre-orders are now open with shipments starting this month. The keyboard shortcut thing is interesting since it's on par with BlackBerry keyboard shortcuts. Still not sure about the landscape keyboard and my short thumbs, that's a long stretch, but I'd try it. - https://www.fxtec.com/product/fxtec-pro%c2%b9/


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    I'm considering it
    09-05-19 08:59 PM
  3. pgg101's Avatar
    Thanks for pointing this out to us. I'd like to see an actual video review. CAD drawings of phone don't instill a lot of confidence in me.
    09-05-19 09:54 PM
  4. johnsliderbb's Avatar
    Ordered the Titan, so this one for me might be an option only when both the 2LE and that Titan fail.

    Happy to see another pkb option though. Not an skb (vkb) fan.
    shadowcalling likes this.
    09-06-19 12:39 AM
  5. bb9900user2018's Avatar
    Landscape keyboards are hard to type on, almost defeats the purpose of a pkb.

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    09-06-19 12:47 AM
  6. howarmat's Avatar
    Landscape keyboards are hard to type on, almost defeats the purpose of a pkb.

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    they work well on a little 3-4 inch screen device but on todays size screens its tough.
    09-06-19 12:57 AM
  7. moosbb's Avatar
    Noticed the pre-orders are now open with shipments starting this month. The keyboard shortcut thing is interesting since it's on par with BlackBerry keyboard shortcuts. Still not sure about the landscape keyboard and my short thumbs, that's a long stretch, but I'd try it. - https://www.fxtec.com/product/fxtec-pro%c2%b9/


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    And you @Bla1ze, did you ?
    Would be nice if you pick it up to do us a little review with BlackBerry viewpoint...
    09-06-19 05:51 AM
  8. danfrancisco's Avatar
    Thanks for pointing this out to us. I'd like to see an actual video review. CAD drawings of phone don't instill a lot of confidence in me.
    I'm intrigued. But like you, I'd want to see an actual hands on demo before throwing down some cash.
    09-06-19 10:07 AM
  9. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Thanks for pointing this out to us. I'd like to see an actual video review. CAD drawings of phone don't instill a lot of confidence in me.
    I'm intrigued. But like you, I'd want to see an actual hands on demo before throwing down some cash.
    There's plenty on YouTube.



    09-06-19 11:39 AM
  10. Bla1ze's Avatar
    And you @Bla1ze, did you ?
    Would be nice if you pick it up to do us a little review with BlackBerry viewpoint...
    No, but I still might.
    moosbb likes this.
    09-06-19 11:50 AM
  11. pgg101's Avatar
    There's plenty on YouTube.



    Hoping for some newer reviews on actual final devices and not pre-production ones. The hinge kind of had me wondering about the stability.
    09-06-19 12:25 PM
  12. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Hoping for some newer reviews on actual final devices and not pre-production ones. The hinge kind of had me wondering about the stability.
    I feel ya. Not seeing many newer ones yet.
    09-06-19 12:48 PM
  13. Ment's Avatar
    maybe if you split-screen alot and like pkb. Typing for long periods would seem to be tiring on this device.
    09-06-19 03:25 PM
  14. Sigewif's Avatar
    There's plenty on YouTube.



    I love the title -- if only it were for a new BlackBerry device.
    I am not sure landscape mode would be comfortable to use. I remember a friend from Europe having a phone with a landscape keyboard. It would have been in 2006. That goes way back. Not sure what it was, especially because it was a European device.
    09-06-19 04:15 PM
  15. Ment's Avatar
    I love the title -- if only it were for a new BlackBerry device.
    I am not sure landscape mode would be comfortable to use. I remember a friend from Europe having a phone with a landscape keyboard. It would have been in 2006. That goes way back. Not sure what it was, especially because it was a European device.
    Landscape keyboards were a thing a decade ago. The Moto Droid was landscape slider and one of the first and most famous early Android phones. https://www.engadget.com/2009/10/30/...-droid-review/
    EskeRahn likes this.
    09-06-19 04:55 PM
  16. conite's Avatar
    Funny they still don't want to reveal the weight.
    09-09-19 04:41 PM
  17. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Funny they still don't want to reveal the weight.
    I remember having some horizontal slider running Windows something and it was so heavy it hurt to use when slider was open. As bad as the ergonomics were, it was constantly dropped. It made the 8700 I had feel light as feather.
    09-09-19 04:50 PM
  18. Sigewif's Avatar
    Funny they still don't want to reveal the weight.
    An important factor.
    09-09-19 05:08 PM
  19. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Funny they still don't want to reveal the weight.
    240g per their Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/B2fAv1Nna8l/ For comparsion, KEY2 is 168g.
    09-27-19 04:54 PM
  20. EskeRahn's Avatar
    Was unaware of this thread. And certainly pre-ordered, and got the retail unit a few days age. See this
    Trouveur likes this.
    11-22-19 04:23 AM
  21. EskeRahn's Avatar
    Landscape keyboards are hard to type on, almost defeats the purpose of a pkb.

    Posted via CB10
    I would claim the opposite, unless people got extremely small hands/fingers (mine are not large, can not have a firm grip and fully operate say a Samsung S8-, but can EASILY use the Pro1 two-thumb typing)

    But sure if you are dependent on poorly coded apps that only supports portrait, you are right.
    11-22-19 04:27 AM
  22. EskeRahn's Avatar
    240g per their Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/B2fAv1Nna8l/ For comparsion, KEY2 is 168g.
    Yup metal build and a larger screen all have an impact on the weight. Personally I would have preferred the whole thing scaled down by 10%, to ease one handed portrait operation. But I generally prefer phones over phablets, so that makes me a dinosaur.
    Jay Rosenthal likes this.
    11-22-19 04:35 AM
  23. Winnertrack's Avatar
    There is a nice User Review about the Pro1:
    https://community.fxtec.com/topic/2553-user-review/
    EskeRahn and Trouveur like this.
    12-17-19 06:07 PM
  24. deltaTgm's Avatar
    A die hard keyboard user (reviewer) that didn't mention a BlackBerry. Not sure how well I would trust that
    Sigewif and the_boon like this.
    12-17-19 06:29 PM
  25. Sigewif's Avatar
    A die hard keyboard user (reviewer) that didn't mention a BlackBerry. Not sure how well I would trust that
    ...Maybe afraid to mention it because of potential comparisons that would show how much better the BlackBerry keyboards are.
    12-18-19 12:29 PM
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