While most of the Smartphones today are fully touchscreen, there are those users who still crave for a QWERTY keypad for emailing, messaging and chatting. This top 10 list of Smartphones with physical keywords is for such users. Here they are:
1. BlackBerry Z10
Features of Blackberry Z10
The newly launched Smartphone has a fully functional keyboard and touchscreen. In fact, we are glad that Blackberry retained their signature style in the recent edition! The keyword is a relief for those with fat thumbs! While reviews are still pouring in, it seems users do not have any issue with its awesome keyboard.
2. Motorola Droid
The Motorola Droid has a beautiful keyboard, similar to that of Motorola Droid 2 Global. This one has navigation keys and not a navigation pad. Enter key, spacebar and shift keys are larger. The keyboard is slider-based. It has Android 2.2, a 5 MP camera and 1.2 GHz processor. This is a Smartphone for global professionals.
3. T-Mobile G2
The physical keyboard is set on a raised platform so that you can type uninterrupted. The spacing between the keys is enough and the keys are soft for fast typing. The keyboard makes it a great Smartphone to use for personal and professional work.
4. Samsung Epic 4G
It is the best phone on Sprint, according to Consumer Reports. It has 4G Wi Max, Android 2.2 and a great physical keyboard, what else do you need? The keys are raised to avoid disruption and beautifully spread apart. This doesn’t make the keyboard look cramped at all.
5. Motorola Droid Pro
According to critics and users, this might be the best device on Verizon with a physical keyboard. It is marketed as a device for businessmen and women and thus, the device is packed with pro tools. The keyboard looks similar to BlackBerry devices with Shift and ALT keys. The look is classic!
6. BlackBerry Torch
Don’t write off the BlackBerry’s so soon because the Torch is another one on the list with awesome features, especially its physical keyboard. The keyboard is a slide-out and has a touchscreen as well. The OS 6 is rocking and some of its other features income Wi-Fi support, Web Kit Browser, GPS and Optical Track Pad.
7. HTC Evo Shift 4G
This Android device has a spacious keyboard with back light and a lot of space between keys. There is a dedicated @ key and a large key for Enter command. On the right of the keyboard, there is a small D-pad for cursor movements. The look is black and sleek. The only thing missing is a dedicated key for ‘.com; command.
8. Samsung Captivate Glide
The Captivate Glide has a QWERTY keyboard with sliding. The keyboard is spacious with large keys and space between keys to make typing easy and less cumbersome. However, you cannot type fast because the keys are flat and not raised. Nonetheless, there are dedicated keys for www, Home, Search, Back and .com commands.
9. BlackBerry Bold 9900
If you want to stand out from other colleagues, use the Bold 9900 device. Apart from loud audio and excellent dual core performance, the keyboard is superbly crafted to offer tactile feedback. There are dedicated keys for frequently used commands like .com and @. If you compare the keyboard to the touchscreen, the QWERTY function is faster and more competent.
10. Samsung Stratosphere
The Stratosphere keyboard has well-spaced keys that are rounded around the corners for better use and tactile feedback. There is a dedicated column for numbers as well as dedicated buttons for Search, Back, Home and Menu. Apart from its keyboard, it has super-fast 4G, AMOLED screen and awesome call quality.
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