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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.

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3/11/2015 | 10:17:41 PM
Worthless Phones
Did it ever occur to any - ANY - one of these manufacturers (or the writer of this article) that the reason many of us don't want smart phones is because we don't want a ridiculous touchscreen. We want buttons for the same reason we want a keyboard - we DON'T want a dodgy touchscreen! Are manufacturers so clueless and out-of-touch that they don't understand want their users want?


Oh, wait, there was that whole Windows 8 thing...sorry.
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