1. fatboy97's Avatar
    First, the iPhone, then the iPhone 3G.

    Now:
    Blackberry Storm
    T-Mobiles G1 (HTC and Google)
    HTC Diamond

    And yesterday:
    Nokia announced the XpressMusic 5800
    LG announced KC910 Renoir and the KP500

    I'm sure I've missed a couple. Is this the future, or is this just a fad?
    10-03-08 06:54 AM
  2. NXLTrauma25's Avatar
    While not a fad...it is a "style" of a new generation.

    Unless touchscreen reach a point where they render physical keyboards useless...there will always be 2-3 paths to choose from...

    1. Touchscreen
    2. Physical QWERTY
    3. SureType

    (4) Standard everyday phone pads...which in time may even be phased out and be replaced by SureType...who knows
    10-03-08 08:08 AM
  3. eve6er69's Avatar
    i have a treo 800w and the combination of the physical keyboard and the touch screen is a nice combo.
    the touchscreen is nice so you dont need scroll to select anything, you can just point and click.
    10-03-08 09:00 PM
  4. skylartoups's Avatar
    i have a treo 800w and the combination of the physical keyboard and the touch screen is a nice combo.
    the touchscreen is nice so you dont need scroll to select anything, you can just point and click.
    TREO... gross. I kid. I kind of would have liked to see the Bold have a touchscreen with BB's AMAZING keyboard... that would have been something.
    10-04-08 09:13 AM
  5. eve6er69's Avatar
    yeah yeah yeah i know. my curve is on the way, lol
    11-27-08 07:55 PM
  6. waldeck89's Avatar
    While not a fad...it is a "style" of a new generation.

    Unless touchscreen reach a point where they render physical keyboards useless...there will always be 2-3 paths to choose from...

    1. Touchscreen
    2. Physical QWERTY
    3. SureType

    (4) Standard everyday phone pads...which in time may even be phased out and be replaced by SureType...who knows
    I don't think it would be practical to completely phase out a physical phone pad. since every one is different their will always be people who need/prefer that style. If a carrier did that i am sure they would lose customers BIG time.
    11-27-08 08:12 PM
  7. eve6er69's Avatar
    i agree i am a tactile person. i do not like typing on my itouch and my old instinct.
    i need an actual keyboard for me to feel comfortable
    11-27-08 08:30 PM
  8. The_Shawn's Avatar
    Like with anything else, you'd get use to using a touch screen keyboard over time, esspecially if there was no other option anymore.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-28-08 01:09 AM
  9. Keirkhaart's Avatar
    It's a fashion trend at the moment, they look futuristic, despite not being reliable/repeatable for daily use. I used them for the last 8 years and since getting my bold a few weeks back, I can't believe I put up with touchscreens for so long. Touchscreens are like a childs idea of the future - nice idea but fails to work in the real world. You end up cleaning the screen loads, making mistakes, data entry is slow and error prone.
    All just to try & look more futuristic instead of being a workhorse and just getting the job done.
    In a decade or two they'll refine touchscreens to give the same response and feedback as a hardware keyboard, but for now they're jus toys for people who don't know better.
    Just check out the defence and aviation industries - how many touchscreens are there for mission critical issues? ,one at all - too unreliable/risky for real work

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-28-08 02:55 AM
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