1. Mithrandrost's Avatar
    Never heard of this before. Article is from 2012. Phone was developed in 2007.

    See one of Google's first Android builds on the 2007 Sooner phone (update) | The Verge

    Interesting, now that BlackBerry is taking the Android plunge with the Priv.

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    10-07-15 02:41 PM
  2. teostar's Avatar
    Nothing particularly interesting here... it's not like BlackBerry is making a non-touchscreen android phone. The priv is a run of the mill android phone that happens to have a slide out keyboard.

    Posted via CB10
    10-07-15 03:28 PM
  3. krugbot's Avatar
    this was more interesting-
    Freaky Android PKB Phone from 2007-motorola-defy-pro-xt560-365.jpg
    10-07-15 05:44 PM
  4. dlrogers81's Avatar
    I remember when the Motorola Backflip came out and had so my hype around it. That was the buggiest phone.

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    10-07-15 06:14 PM
  5. Lithtech's Avatar
    There was also the HTC Cha Cha

    Looked like a curve that runs android. lol
    10-07-15 06:48 PM
  6. slagman5's Avatar
    There have been many old Androids with keyboards. The Droid Pro had a rectangle screen, and a portrait keyboard...

    Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10
    10-07-15 09:01 PM
  7. brushaway's Avatar
    There was also the HTC Cha Cha

    Looked like a curve that runs android. lol
    Was a surprisingy comfy phone to be honest

    Posted via CB10
    10-07-15 11:54 PM
  8. idssteve's Avatar
    If RIM had devoted a few more months to refine its Storm before rushing that disaster to market... What might BB and smartphone market look like today? A TOO often repeated "lesson not learned".

    PKB is a concept that works best for some folks in some applications. Always will, IMO. It might represent a niche market, these days, but at least Chen devoted effort & time to make our Classics pretty darned refined before intro...
    10-08-15 07:36 AM
  9. idssteve's Avatar
    My first response to "freaky" phone took me back to the "phone phreaking" days... The days of "phreaking phree long distance, courtesy Ma Bell & Capt Crunch"... ??? Lol... Showing my age, I guess.
    10-08-15 07:52 AM
  10. krugbot's Avatar
    I loved my XT560. Water/Dust/Drop proof, tiny, long battery life, rubberized keyboard. The screen was tiny, but since it was a standard(non square) resolution, videos played in full screen perfectly. I actually still have it. Tempted to use it, but Gingerbread is soooo terribly slow and app support is almost gone.
    10-08-15 08:07 AM

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