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  1. Ulferini Schusterotti's Avatar
    You guys might well know the Motorola Keyboard Mod. Now there's a new device coming in Q1 2019 from this company. I'll be a qwerty slider and it looks very promising.

    Here is a picture of some prototypes:
    https://twitter.com/chenliangchen/st...62746092982272

    The display panel itself looks gorgeous too:
    Android QWERTY Slider to be released in Q1 2019!-jkhkjhjk.jpg

    The prototypes:
    Android QWERTY Slider to be released in Q1 2019!-dtrmjjvxcaep8lc.jpg

    I'm really excited that there will be a new qwerty slider that has arrow keys and will most probably be rootable.

    What do you guys think?

    PS: You might want to subscribe to the newsletter, they're sending updates every week: https://www.readyfx.com/
    wldcrd and EskeRahn like this.
    12-17-18 09:02 AM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    So is that a MOD that you set a compatible Moto phone into?
    12-17-18 09:13 AM
  3. Bure03's Avatar
    Not interested in a slider
    12-17-18 09:54 AM
  4. zer0ten's Avatar
    I had a feeling this might happen soon. Sliders are making a comeback in the Chinese market but for the selfie cam.
    EskeRahn likes this.
    12-17-18 10:00 AM
  5. Smokeaire's Avatar
    Not interested in a Landscape slider.
    skrble likes this.
    12-17-18 10:08 AM
  6. conite's Avatar
    Not interested in a Landscape slider.
    Ya. Landscape keyboards are typing disasters.
    12-17-18 10:55 AM
  7. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Ya. Landscape keyboards are typing disasters.
    I know more folks that loved typing on a full landscape keyboard, then ever used squished together portrait one. Many dumb phones had them, and most your earlier droids did too.

    But in 2018? It's a gimmick. One I taught they had already tried to do with some crowdfunding and it failed.
    Mrs Teapot likes this.
    12-17-18 01:40 PM
  8. sorgo's Avatar
    Ya. Landscape keyboards are typing disasters.
    I strongly disagree. I used to have Samsung Galaxy Relay 4G, that was the best typing experience while it lasted. 5 rows (including numeric one), arrows! My Key2 is a compromise, had to give up the landscape keyboard for power and at least some keyboard.

    Not sure if I will switch, got kinda hooked on BB now (security, gestures, etc...). And the Key2 is not that bad of a keyboard phone after all
    12-17-18 01:49 PM
  9. conite's Avatar
    I know more folks that loved typing on a full landscape keyboard, then ever used squished together portrait one. Many dumb phones had them, and most your earlier droids did too.

    But in 2018? It's a gimmick. One I taught they had already tried to do with some crowdfunding and it failed.
    Can you even imagine how limited typing speed would be due to the huge thumb extensions required to type landscape? Your thumbs would also be dead after just a few minutes.

    No 40wpm for 4 hours a day, that's for sure.
    12-17-18 01:57 PM
  10. seletok's Avatar
    Don't like it . Hope they have other phone in 2019...
    Mrs Teapot likes this.
    12-17-18 02:06 PM
  11. CrackPriv's Avatar
    I am a formerly Psion and Nokia Communicator user. I also had one of these Danger Sidekick devices and enjoyded it very much. I never liked the change to these glass smartphones. I hope these landscape devices come back -best with BlackBerry security.
    Last edited by CrackPriv; 12-17-18 at 02:39 PM.
    12-17-18 02:15 PM
  12. sorgo's Avatar
    https://twitter.com/livermoriumltd
    Their twitter has a bunch of photos of the prototype if you're as curious as me
    EskeRahn likes this.
    12-17-18 02:50 PM
  13. valer466's Avatar
    I've enjoyed my Nokia Communicators, Side kicks and 2 samsung landscape pkb's as much as all the pkb berries i've owned before the Apple explosion took place and when innovation/risk wasn't frowned upon too much.

    North America just isn't aware about Nokia Communicators/Side kicks which were a huge hit in Europe, UK, Middle east and Asia Pacific back in the day.
    12-18-18 08:11 AM
  14. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of 3rd party add-ons. If Motorola released a slider with an OS optimized for a PKB I'd pay attention.
    12-18-18 01:22 PM
  15. hplovecraft's Avatar
    The sliders of the past had smaller pkb all together - given the overall size of devices was smaller.

    So the memory of clicking away in 2005 in landscape mode migth not translate 1:1 to a 6' device in 2019.
    12-18-18 02:20 PM
  16. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    The sliders of the past had smaller pkb all together - given the overall size of devices was smaller.

    So the memory of clicking away in 2005 in landscape mode migth not translate 1:1 to a 6' device in 2019.
    So, you’re saying this may sound better than reality..
    12-19-18 04:49 PM
  17. hplovecraft's Avatar
    So, you’re saying this may sound better than reality..
    Like totally ;-)
    12-19-18 04:54 PM
  18. Lumia 8x's Avatar
    I've enjoyed my Nokia Communicators, Side kicks and 2 samsung landscape pkb's as much as all the pkb berries i've owned before the Apple explosion took place and when innovation/risk wasn't frowned upon too much.

    North America just isn't aware about Nokia Communicators/Side kicks which were a huge hit in Europe, UK, Middle east and Asia Pacific back in the day.
    What? Side Kicks was huge in the US aka part of North America. Nokia, while they messed up with not release flip phones fast in the US, they still was huge.
    12-22-18 12:28 AM
  19. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    What? Side Kicks was huge in the US aka part of North America. Nokia, while they messed up with not release flip phones fast in the US, they still was huge.
    Sidekicks were huge. I remember buying my son a variation, don’t remember the name, from AT&T....
    EskeRahn likes this.
    12-22-18 10:03 AM
  20. BoldBigWorm's Avatar
    Sidekicks were huge. I remember buying my son a variation, don’t remember the name, from AT&T....
    The sidekicks where made by Danger. In Canada the variation device was call Hip Top. I had it and loved it.
    12-25-18 12:28 AM
  21. Bbnivende's Avatar
    Ya. Landscape keyboards are typing disasters.
    Yes, they should have tried a portrait slider. I do not think that BB has a monopoly on the format.
    12-25-18 12:44 AM
  22. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Yes, they should have tried a portrait slider. I do not think that BB has a monopoly on the format.
    You mean a PRIV2 ? That would be another disaster.
    hplovecraft likes this.
    12-25-18 02:14 PM
  23. the_boon's Avatar
    You mean a PRIV2 ? That would be another disaster.
    Why so? I mean, it wouldn't have an 808... that can only be good news
    skrble likes this.
    12-25-18 10:37 PM
  24. the_boon's Avatar
    I had a feeling this might happen soon. Sliders are making a comeback in the Chinese market but for the selfie cam.
    ...which is absolutely ridiculous.
    Adding a moving part for the sake of a fully "bezel-less" display.
    12-25-18 10:38 PM
  25. Bbnivende's Avatar
    They , meaning the group that is making the slider attachment.
    12-26-18 12:50 AM
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