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    Default Hi all

    Just wanted to introduce myself.

    I'm Mark, I'm based in the UK and have had Blackberrys, iPhones, the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S3 in my time. Am currently using a Galaxy Nexus with an extended battery, but am looking to change since the signal reception seems poor on it when compared to my previous S III.
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    Hi, welcome to the forums What's catching your eye?

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    Hi,

    I'm on a search for what seems to be a mythical beast. A phone with the Android OS and the Blackberry form factor. I feel that having had Android phones for 2 years (and an iPhone before that) I've given virtual keyboards every opportunity, but they're just not up to scratch for the amount of text I produce on a daily basis via the phone.

    Unfortunately it seems that I'm in enough of a minority that nobody's catering for me, and I have a choice between the Blackberry Q10 and another 2 years of swearing at a touchscreen.

    I am no fan of the Blackberry OS, but that keyboard works.
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    This isn't the exact form factor, but it's got a physical keyboard. Motorola 'Droid 5' appears in leaked images | Android Central Not sure what the release schedule looks like for it. Of course, as Alex says... it could be an abandoned design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmark View Post
    Just wanted to introduce myself.

    I'm Mark, I'm based in the UK and have had Blackberrys, iPhones, the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S3 in my time. Am currently using a Galaxy Nexus with an extended battery, but am looking to change since the signal reception seems poor on it when compared to my previous S III.
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    Welcome to Android Central! There are still some slider type phones out there along the lines of the Droid 4 (as alluded to above). You could probably also find decent Bluetooth keyboard slider cases for some of the more popular phones out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Welcome to Android Central! There are still some slider type phones out there along the lines of the Droid 4 (as alluded to above). You could probably also find decent Bluetooth keyboard slider cases for some of the more popular phones out there.

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    Didn't think of that...good idea

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    Yeah, but the main problems with BT slider keyboard cases are (1) extra bulk/weight, and (2) you're relying on a BT connection, which can sometimes be temperamental when it comes to keyboards.
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    I can't say I'd recommend a BT keyboard....but if you get one I'd be curious how it works out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmark View Post
    Hi,

    I'm on a search for what seems to be a mythical beast. A phone with the Android OS and the Blackberry form factor. I feel that having had Android phones for 2 years (and an iPhone before that) I've given virtual keyboards every opportunity, but they're just not up to scratch for the amount of text I produce on a daily basis via the phone.

    Unfortunately it seems that I'm in enough of a minority that nobody's catering for me, and I have a choice between the Blackberry Q10 and another 2 years of swearing at a touchscreen.

    I am no fan of the Blackberry OS, but that keyboard works.
    Welcome to Android Central!

    I understand your frustration. When I made the switch from Blackberry to Android I had a G1 which had a physical keyboard. I followed that up with a Droid and Droid 2 which also had physical keyboards. I finally gave in for an HTC Thunderbolt and I don't think I could ever go back. Not that I prefer touch screen keyboards because I dont but I do appreciate less moving parts and a thinner form factor.

    Best of luck!

    Sent from my Droid Maxx using Tapatalk Pro

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