Touchscreens handicapped without a physical keyboard?


#1

The subject says it all. Isnt it just frustrating to use a virtual keyboard over a physical one?

Will Apple ever realise this and introduce iPhone 5 with a full qwerty keyboard onboard?

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#2

A physical QWERTY keyboard on a cell phone kinda looks bulky. I've used touchscreen phones all my life, and i'm loving it without a physical keyboard. Looks sleek and elegant without it. But it may be a problem for someone who doesn't like writing on a virtual one.


#3

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A physical QWERTY keyboard on a cell phone kinda looks bulky. I’ve used touchscreen phones all my life, and i’m loving it without a physical keyboard. Looks sleek and elegant without it. But it may be a problem for someone who doesn’t like writing on a virtual one.
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#4

More screen space far more important than ease of typing. Of course a slider can have both.

That said, after some practice I type faster on a touch screen. You get used to whatever keyboard you have.


#5

So what are the possiblities of iPhone 5 with a slideout qwerty onboard?


#6

^ Don't think Apple will put on a physical qwerty slider on iPhone 5 because they are design freaks and won't like the iPhone to be more bulky. Instead they will try to make it even more slim than the iPhone 4 and that means a slideout qwerty is almost impossible.


#7

A super slim aluminium slide out qwerty wont make it that bulky, I guess the the little extra weight is just worth it.