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  1. slagman5's Avatar
    You count the sliding as an "extra step"? A step which takes around 0.25 seconds and requires a slight flick of the thumb? To each his own, I guess...
    For me... I still have the shortcuts you mention, I can still write, scroll or whatever with the PKB when I need to, but I get far more information on the screen, less panning-zooming-searching for what I want to see, be it while writing an email, a text message or a forum post; just browsing the internets or reading a book, trying to figure out where I am in the woods with the help of a map or a thousand other things.

    If we do the math, even with those 0.25 s more to start typing, with all the other pros of a bigger screen, I can do most everything faster with a slider and I'm sure those differences amount to a few minutes advantage for the slider in a day. Not that I don't respect your opinion, I just strongly disagree.
    About the same amount of time it takes for the vkb to show up. Might as well stick with that then.

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    04-15-17 05:37 AM
  2. Andrew Sheil's Avatar
    I think he meant how many of these cover keyboards, not how many phones.
    Yes, I meant the keyboard cover.

    Any ideas on numbers?

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    04-15-17 05:46 AM
  3. quangtran1's Avatar
    This has been around for the S7 two years ago. I have it. It's decent, it resizes the screen automatically so there's no functional loss. It charges together with the phone's wireless charger. However, it does not provide other BB pkb intuitive shortcuts that make every day's use more efficient.
    04-15-17 05:59 AM
  4. schumi_xtreme01's Avatar
    ok

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    04-15-17 06:57 AM
  5. johnb_xp's Avatar
    The way I imagine it, I would probably have it fixed to the front most of the time, except when I'd want to do a lot of reading, watch some videos or play a game. Though such a difference in usage between the top and the bottom part of the screen would probably take a toll on its AMOLED.
    On S7 version, probably S8 case, the keyboard is still lit up on the screen under the keyboard for some reason. No idea what they were thinking because since the pixels are lit they could have a backlight but didn't and it's just wasting battery!!
    04-15-17 12:04 PM
  6. henry007's Avatar
    Bla1ze did an article on this "ugly" keyboard back in August 2015:
    Samsung made a keyboard case for new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+, and it's ugly | CrackBerry.com
    Those are 2 different keyboards, both of them are not as good looking as the Blackberry keyboard. I'm just sayingKEYone Killer ... S8 Keyboard!!!-screen-shot-2017-04-16-11.16.56-pm.jpg
    04-16-17 05:23 PM
  7. rhp525i's Avatar
    Why is this thread still here? Who the heck wants to slap on a third party keyboard onto a slab phone...not too many. Just curious.

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    04-16-17 06:18 PM
  8. rhp525i's Avatar
    Worry even an OEM keyboard not built in is really silly imo.

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    04-16-17 06:19 PM
  9. emanuel0ss0's Avatar
    Worry even an OEM keyboard not built in is really silly imo.

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    Options I guess lol

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    04-17-17 06:01 PM
  10. johnb_xp's Avatar
    Why is this thread still here? Who the heck wants to slap on a third party keyboard onto a slab phone...not too many. Just curious.

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    not third party but yeah, it's nothing compared to the good old Berry pkb
    04-18-17 01:01 AM
  11. KeebordKrazy's Avatar
    Boxwave has made iPhone sliders for years. They certainly aren't that useful for serious writing of large docs, but my 9900 fits fine in the other front pocket should I need it.

    Let it go folks. No "device" can do it all. Well, other than a Ginsu knife or a Cap Snaffler. 😪
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    05-03-17 05:57 AM
  12. ajaymalkani's Avatar
    Ive been using the keyboard with the note 5 for a long time- 6 months. Its great. Note 5 is a great phone. The only downside- and really the only reason for me to wait for the keynote is the lack of backlight on the keyboard as someone noted above. You have to use it to see how good it is for those who don't like virtual typing. And yes- I have the classic, the passport and the private- all in my drawer once I started using this.
    05-04-17 06:36 AM
  13. AhabSnake's Avatar
    it actually looks like an older blackberry keyboard, from the early 2000s i think
    05-06-17 11:28 AM
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