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View Full Version : Another QWERTY Android Phone for Those With Blackberry Envy

Kevin Jackson
03-08-2011, 05:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://androinica.com/2011/03/07/samsung-announces-the-portrait-qwerty-galaxy-pro/' target='_blank'>http://androinica.com/2011/03/07/sa...rty-galaxy-pro/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Samsung's portrait QWERTY handset is coming soon to Three UK, and the carrier has already recorded a short hands-on video that is embedded below. No word on availability in other areas yet or pricing, but that will likely be announced before long."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/0sJ3eO63v40&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/0sJ3eO63v40&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>With a 2.8" touchscreen and 800MHz processor, this device won't necessarily give the newer stable of phones a run for their money, but if you can't imagine having a phone without a physical keyboard this may be just the one for you. No word on when or if this will be making the hop across the pond or what it will cost, but it may be positioned right to make some inroads into the enterprise environment if the price and features hit the sweet spot.</p><p>Now let's hear from you. How excited are you about an Android device with a physical keyboard, whether it's a slider or something like the Galaxy Pro?</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

03-09-2011, 04:53 AM
I think this would help my wife move from her Curve to Android, once RIM bites the dust.

I'm fond of a physical QWERTY, but I'm on a Vibrant for the time being, so we'll see if I can resist the keyboard when it's time for a new phone. I do enjoy the larger screen, naturally.