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Re: REVIVE THE PHONE WITH A KEYBOARD
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2021, 11:06:18 PM »
I spent 20+ years in the mobile wireless industry not only building software but also manufacturing and selling mobile phones to carriers all over the world. I have started the research to develop our very own Phone with a keyboard. I will take input from anyone that wishes to give it. I have started to talk to the factories I know that produce A grade products, but you must understand you get what you pay for. I will not put my name on a phone that does not meet my own standards. The retail price is going to be between $100-120 since I have to get it approved to be used on Verizon. Typically phones that are approved to work on Verizon cost more. I will take all your feedback and even pictures of what a device should look like and go from there. I will be building out the software myself as well.

Please stop asking for a phone with a keyboard. There is nothing that will have this other then a blackberry.
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Re: REVIVE THE PHONE WITH A KEYBOARD
« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2021, 11:41:01 PM »
There are many more that would love a keyboard that are not in the DDF family

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Re: REVIVE THE PHONE WITH A KEYBOARD
« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2021, 11:59:03 PM »
  I find that last quote to be quite ironic!
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Re: REVIVE THE PHONE WITH A KEYBOARD
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2021, 12:09:49 AM »
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em...
I guess so.
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Re: REVIVE THE PHONE WITH A KEYBOARD
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2021, 06:43:09 PM »
I guess so.
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Re: REVIVE THE PHONE WITH A KEYBOARD
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2021, 07:00:51 PM »
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Re: REVIVE THE PHONE WITH A KEYBOARD
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2021, 11:29:02 AM »
LG lotus form factor would be nice

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Re: REVIVE THE PHONE WITH A KEYBOARD
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2021, 12:41:03 PM »
With a 'BlackBerry-like' keyboard and a few apps, it's a basic Smartphone not a basic feature phone and is not what so many people are missing since the sunset of 3G.

A 4G device with a Slide Keyboard (or the like) and no apps is what's missing and is nowhere to be found yet.

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Re: REVIVE THE PHONE WITH A KEYBOARD
« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2021, 01:07:50 PM »
I don't know this market well, but you have me wondering. I imagine that most users of the phone would want access to some smartphone like apps - i.e. alternative messaging like Whatsapp/Telegram/Signal or some sort of music/streaming service. They probably want at least one e-mail client too, and possibly word processing.

When you get down to it, it essentially becomes a custom android ROM with a fixed set of approved apps. While brining back the keyboard phone might be noble, you may want to consider a separate 'light' OS service that curates what apps can be installed, since there is seemingly a demand for it.

As for the keyboard phone, one of the tradeoffs will be screen size. I have to figure that a keyboard will take up about 2.5 inches and even if you use a bezel-free screen, you're looking at, say, a 3.5-4inch screen. Obviously, if you are coming from a blackberry or flip phone, it's an improvement, but from a smartphone, not so much.

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Re: REVIVE THE PHONE WITH A KEYBOARD
« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2021, 08:57:04 PM »
With a 'BlackBerry-like' keyboard and a few apps, it's a basic Smartphone not a basic feature phone and is not what so many people are missing since the sunset of 3G.

A 4G device with a Slide Keyboard (or the like) and no apps is what's missing and is nowhere to be found yet.
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Re: Revive The Phone With A Keyboard
« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2021, 12:46:21 AM »
pssst a keyboard and a lens 
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Re: Revive The Phone With A Keyboard
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2021, 01:08:52 AM »
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Re: Revive The Phone With A Keyboard
« Reply #57 on: February 05, 2021, 08:22:09 AM »
pssst a keyboard and a lens 
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1609072-REG/apexel_apl_22x105_4in1_metal_22x_telescope_fisheye.html
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I’m not an expert at all, but that looks super-gimmicky.

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Re: Revive The Phone With A Keyboard
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2021, 09:25:14 AM »
Just bring back the blackberry bold! Upgrade the camera & add whatsapp capabilities if you'd like & we're good to go! The messaging is a pleasure on the bold! Highly considering going back to it. I've made a jump away from smartphones a while ago & loved the bold until the phone broke & we've been back to smartphones... unfortunately... . It was also very difficult to get transfer service to these bb phones on sprint.
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