do you think apple will ever make a phone with a keypad?
i like the iphone alot but i wont buy one because its touch screen and i like verizons network. if apple came out with a device similar to the blackberry with a keypad i would buy one immediately! do they have any plans in the future to come out with this? does anybody think they wil sometime?
- 03-18-2009, 11:01 PM #2
- 03-18-2009, 11:08 PM #3
Buttons of any kind, really
Rubenstein (former head of iPod division) wanted a keyboard, rumor has it, Jobs didn't. The iPhone has no keyboard, Rubenstein is now at Palm, Palm Pre has iPhone-like features, and a keyboard...
It's unlikely Apple will do a keyboard in the near future, but if it's a must have, almost every other platform has at least one form factor (or more!) with keyboards.
Personally, I'm happier with the iPhone, but we're lucky we have so much choice!
- 03-18-2009, 11:14 PM #4
I would be a little surprised if they did. Once you get use to the virtual keyboard and "how" to type on it. You actually get rather fast on it. I am just as fast and accurate on my iPhone as I was my Treos.
The trick is to 1) "touch" the keys. Don't "press". You have to re-train your thumbs. 2) "Use the FORCE Luke" Trust the auto-correction. It really works!
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Steve Jobs is like the crusader against buttons. I'm sure deep in the Apple labs they are working on brain implants so soon you will get one and be able to just think about what you want to do and it will start happening on the screen.
How would any keyboard keep up with that? Also judging by the huge number of touch screen mobiles coming that hard keyboards may be found on only a few devices soon.
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i guess it doesnt look good for a apple phone with a keypad. im just gonna have to stick with my blackberry. its all good. you will never see me buy a phone or a computer that doesnt have a keypad and i think alot of other people feel the same way. they should release 2 types of iphones. one with a keypad and one without, then they can dominate the whole market because apple got the best browser.
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- 03-19-2009, 09:14 PM #19
Right now BB dominates the Business Market mainly because of how secure the device is. But not all hardcore business people, including myself and my company, need that security.
- 03-19-2009, 10:49 PM #21
JP, I am not an IT guy, but I think it has to do with the "way" info is transmitted thru the device and to/from the server. (ie.BES) Someone much smarter than me will have to give a better explanation. :o The iPhone went a long way with Business People when it supported M$ Exchange servers and got "remote wipe" like a BB in case it was lost.
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