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4/15/2013
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Smartphones With Physical Keyboards

Do you want a physical keyboard on your smartphone? The new BlackBerry with a hard keyboard will be here soon, but there are alternatives. Here we show you eight phones, including six not from BlackBerry.
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Samsung Replenish

The Samsung Replenish tries to use the basic BlackBerry design of an integrated keyboard always exposed below the screen — often called a "candy bar" design, but it attempts a little more style. The keyboard and case are available in Onyx Black, Arctic Blue and Raspberry Pink.

But it's still just lipstick on a you-know-what. The phone is undersized for a physical keyboard. The screen is also tiny and several generations old. The phone is CDMA-only and only available on Sprint and runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Don't be fooled by the pretty colors (or let your kid get fooled). There has to be a better option.

Next Page: Motorola ADMIRAL

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