07-30-2011 11:10 PM
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  1. neowarcloud's Avatar
    I can't say it isn't for me seeing as I'm still rocking my OGD. I think for me its going to be more about hardware. I care more about it being LTE than anything else currently...

    Thoughts?
    07-26-2011 10:00 AM
  2. nrk's Avatar
    LTE is more important to me than slider, but I'd prefer it not be slider. I'm sure some others will be opposite.
    07-26-2011 10:03 AM
  3. nemov's Avatar
    I can't say it isn't for me seeing as I'm still rocking my OGD. I think for me its going to be more about hardware. I care more about it being LTE than anything else currently...

    Thoughts?
    I have the OGD and I don't want a keyboard. I expect that the VZW version won't have a keyboard. The Epic/Droid have that covered already.
    07-26-2011 10:04 AM
  4. BigDFSU's Avatar
    I can say that I honestly don't know. I'm not a big slider fan myself. Virtual keyboards work well these days, I don't need physical keys. It would definitely play a factor and I'd probably give a hard look at the Bionic again. I don't think this is going to be much of a worry, sounds like Samsung has a slider already planned and don't see the need for two.
    07-26-2011 10:05 AM
  5. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    No it certainly is not a dealbreaker, Let's look at VZW's current slider lineup:

    Ally = Low end

    Droid 2 Global, HTC Merge = midrange

    Samsung "epic like slider" = upper midrange but with LTE...kinda like the LG revolution's position right now if you think about it...

    Droid 3 = upper midrange/high end (sorry but 512 mb of RAM does not = high end in my eyes...)

    Function (if it had a keyboard..or a keyboard variant came out along side it) = proper high end.

    It ticks all the high end boxes unlike Droid 3.

    I hate how onscreen keyboards cover up content. Thats why i prefer sliders.
    07-26-2011 10:06 AM
  6. Stang68's Avatar
    If it has LTE and a keyboard, that's fine with me. As long as it's not this:

    Samsung QWERTY slider leaked for Verizon
    07-26-2011 10:07 AM
  7. EggoEspada's Avatar
    Yup. Definitely a deal breaker. I want the GSII as is. Only thing I want them to do differently is add LTE. If they can't do that, then don't touch it Verizon.

    Sent from my ThunderBolt
    07-26-2011 10:08 AM
  8. DashShiron's Avatar
    If it's a slider, I will definitely chose the GSII over the Bionic, 4G or not. Don't have 4G where I live or go to school (and probably won't in the near future) and I'm not a huge fan of virtual keyboards. Going from the OG to the Incredible, it still bugs me that the landscape keyboard takes up my entire screen when a physical keyboard was completely unobtrusive.
    07-26-2011 10:08 AM
  9. nemov's Avatar
    If it's a slider, I will definitely chose the GSII over the Bionic, 4G or not. Don't have 4G where I live or go to school (and probably won't in the near future) and I'm not a huge fan of virtual keyboards. Going from the OG to the Incredible, it still bugs me that the landscape keyboard takes up my entire screen when a physical keyboard was completely unobtrusive.
    Do you still have a My Space page too?

    I kid... I kid...
    07-26-2011 10:09 AM
  10. DashShiron's Avatar
    Do you still have a My Space page too?

    I kid... I kid...
    You try using the terminal with a software keyboard and then a physical one, tell me which sucks more. =P
    07-26-2011 10:13 AM
  11. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    Do you still have a My Space page too?

    I kid... I kid...
    To be honest though it's quite legitimate. It's annoying having a tiny portion of the screen viewable/scrollable when you have a keyboard open.



    In landscape, you lose all ability to try and read the page/text behind the keyboard. Very frustrating when your typing say..a forum post or comment on a web page and you want to read the content before yours for context.

    Hardware keyboards are also great for emulators.
    07-26-2011 10:18 AM
  12. Castor Troy's Avatar
    If it has LTE and a keyboard, that's fine with me. As long as it's not this:

    Samsung QWERTY slider leaked for Verizon
    No that's your typical Verizon getting a year old phone a year later and polishing it up.

    I do agree having a keyboard is great to have at times. I want to move on from them but its not a dealbreaker.

    Sent from my Droid
    07-26-2011 10:29 AM
  13. DashShiron's Avatar
    Hardware keyboards are also great for emulators.
    True that, looking forward to some awesome N64/PS1 emulation here, the Incredible just doesn't quite cut it.
    07-26-2011 10:29 AM
  14. largeselection's Avatar
    It's not a deal breaker for me as long as it doesn't add too much extra girth. I'd rather a thinner phone without a keyboard, than a thick phone with one. If it's still slim, then I'll just keep it covered most of the time and only whip it out on occasion if I want to play with it.
    07-26-2011 12:07 PM
  15. JayWill's Avatar
    If it's still slim, then I'll just keep it covered most of the time and only whip it out on occasion if I want to play with it.
    Hmmmm ... I'm not sure what to make of this.
    07-26-2011 12:11 PM
  16. Castor Troy's Avatar
    07-26-2011 12:27 PM
  17. erwaso's Avatar
    According to this Exclusive images of AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II revealed
    Att GSII is a slider...
    07-26-2011 01:00 PM
  18. irl Panda's Avatar
    I don't think it's going to be a slider anyway. They wouldn't be releasing the Epic on Verizon if it were a slider.
    07-26-2011 01:55 PM
  19. Castor Troy's Avatar
    agree panda
    07-26-2011 01:56 PM
  20. neowarcloud's Avatar
    I don't think it's going to be a slider anyway. They wouldn't be releasing the Epic on Verizon if it were a slider.
    I'd prefer you be right. I'm surprised that Kellex is doubting LTE in the Function...
    07-26-2011 02:10 PM
  21. Johnly's Avatar
    I haven't used the OG keyboard because it wasn't great. It was a nice option though and came in handy. I always leave my mind open until the phone is in hand. I think you will find both options and can choose if you aren't locked into a contract. Can't wait to see this phone, should make many happy
    07-26-2011 02:19 PM
  22. largeselection's Avatar
    Yea nice to see the post that AT&T might get both versions so maybe vzw will too
    rickhamilton620 likes this.
    07-26-2011 08:06 PM
  23. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    Yea nice to see the post that AT&T might get both versions so maybe vzw will too
    indeed, this gives me hope.

    I'd get the GSII slider over the warmed over epic with LTE even if the Function Slider didn't come with LTE. It's that powerful plus I'm content with 3G and the advantages in battery life it provides.
    07-26-2011 08:53 PM
  24. BlueBiker's Avatar
    I'd prefer it not have a keyboard, as I wouldn't use it and don't want more moving parts and liquid vulnerabilities. But it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me, and I don't care how thin or thick a phone is.
    07-27-2011 12:24 AM
  25. chuckz28's Avatar
    To me if function is a slider it is absolutely a deal breaker and I will not hesitate to go to the sprint version.
    07-27-2011 09:42 AM
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