Budget iPhone - qwerty keyboard?

Qwerty keyboard iphone?

  • Nice idea, but couldn't see apple doing it

    Votes: 6 15.8%
  • If apple released a phone like this I would buy it!!!!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • What are you on about? Go die

    Votes: 32 84.2%

  • Total voters
    38
  • Poll closed .

Xplicit iPhone

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Original poster
May 28, 2013
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I've been wondering this for some time, why don't apple have a qwerty keyboard phone? I mean I love the whole ios interface but I just hate the onscreen keyboard

But anyway I just thought what if the budget iphone was like the blackberry bold, I thought that'd be pretty cool, just a thought anyway.

And for those people who are thinking; " why don't you buy a qwerty keyboard add on" - I don't particularly like typing landscape, I never do

"Why don't you buy a blackberry/ qwerty keyboard phone?" - because I like the ios system lol
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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I've been wondering this for some time, why don't apple have a qwerty keyboard phone? I mean I love the whole ios interface but I just hate the onscreen keyboard

But anyway I just thought what if the budget iphone was like the blackberry bold, I thought that'd be pretty cool, just a thought anyway.

And for those people who are thinking; " why don't you buy a qwerty keyboard add on" - I don't particularly like typing landscape, I never do

"Why don't you buy a blackberry/ qwerty keyboard phone?" - because I like the ios system lol
It really won't happen. If anything we will lose the home button and be left with 3 hardware buttons.
 

Mrbobb

macrumors 601
Aug 27, 2012
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This thread doesn't make sense. The iPhone does have a qwerty kbd, unless what u really mean is a physical kbd.
 

ucfgrad93

macrumors P6
Aug 17, 2007
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Can't see Apple or any other maker introducing a physical keyboard. They have pretty much gone the way of the dodo.
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
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Blackberry just released a hardware kb phone in the last month
And looking at Balckberry, they seem to be going the way of the dodo too.

Not saying that a hardware keyboard is a bad thing, I just think the demand is so low that it isn't profitable enough. I feel like most would rather just have the big screen. Legs face it, most of us spend way less time typing than doing anything else on our phone.
 

Mrbobb

macrumors 601
Aug 27, 2012
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The input method for a small portable is what is. At time one would like the convertible to behave like a touring sedan but annoying real life interviens.
 

Givmeabrek

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Apr 20, 2009
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The day of the tiny, difficult to use, limiting, physical keyboard is over. Thank goodness. It takes up too much real estate anyway. Now the dodo birds, they were cool...... :cool:
 

Sparticu$

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Dec 14, 2009
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Budget iPhone - qwerty keyboard?

And looking at Balckberry, they seem to be going the way of the dodo too.

Not saying that a hardware keyboard is a bad thing, I just think the demand is so low that it isn't profitable enough. I feel like most would rather just have the big screen. Legs face it, most of us spend way less time typing than doing anything else on our phone.
I disagree on the typing part that's all I do on my phone. I don't mind the iOS keyboard though I've been on touchscreens for a while and the iPhone is the best hands down. It's autocorrect works very well.


Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
 

Xplicit iPhone

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2013
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The iPhone has a qwerty keyboard.
Unless you are talking about physical keyboard? :D
Yeah physical keyboard guys. No idea why but I just couldn't think of the word.

Nice to see people's replies though. I my self never had a problem typing a small keyboard but I guess majority of people did since big screen is way forward
 

Sedrick

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Nov 10, 2010
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A budget iphone is supposed to have the extra expense of a kick out keyboard? Have you seriously thought about this?
 

lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
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I disagree on the typing part that's all I do on my phone. I don't mind the iOS keyboard though I've been on touchscreens for a while and the iPhone is the best hands down. It's autocorrect works very well.


Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
"Most of us". Are you disagreeing that most people don't spend most of their time typing on their phones based only on your own personal usage statistics? :confused:
 

osofast240sx

macrumors 68030
Mar 25, 2011
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I've been wondering this for some time, why don't apple have a qwerty keyboard phone? I mean I love the whole ios interface but I just hate the onscreen keyboard

But anyway I just thought what if the budget iphone was like the blackberry bold, I thought that'd be pretty cool, just a thought anyway.

And for those people who are thinking; " why don't you buy a qwerty keyboard add on" - I don't particularly like typing landscape, I never do

"Why don't you buy a blackberry/ qwerty keyboard phone?" - because I like the ios system lol
I find myself not using the key board to send messages. Your thinking in the wrong direction.
 

hafr

macrumors 68030
Sep 21, 2011
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5
I disagree on the typing part that's all I do on my phone. I don't mind the iOS keyboard though I've been on touchscreens for a while and the iPhone is the best hands down. It's autocorrect works very well.


Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
Incredibly amusing :D
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
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A physical keyboard =/= budget. I don't think Apple will go that route, ever.
 

takeshi74

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Feb 9, 2011
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I've been wondering this for some time, why don't apple have a qwerty keyboard phone?
Think some more on the matter. What one person wants != what the masses want. How much demand is there for a physical keyboard on an iPhone? That's the important question you're overlooking. Apple perceives insufficient demand is your answer.
 

Xplicit iPhone

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2013
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The iPhone has a qwerty keyboard.
Unless you are talking about physical keyboard? :D
Think some more on the matter. What one person wants != what the masses want. How much demand is there for a physical keyboard on an iPhone? That's the important question you're overlooking. Apple perceives insufficient demand is your answer.
Not being funny but do you think apple really care much about what you want? Most of their devices/software is based about what they say, and what theysay truly does go. So I find that point invalid

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A budget iphone is supposed to have the extra expense of a kick out keyboard? Have you seriously thought about this?
It would have a smaller screen so yes I have :confused:
 

Stuntman06

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Sep 19, 2011
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I would prefer a landscape slider keyboard like the HTC Desire Z. I prefer them over the BlackBerry portrait keyboards for a variety of reasons.

I never liked the BB keyboard phones. The reason is that the keys just seem too close together for my liking. My first smartphone was a Nokia N97. It is a landscape slider. I like it because when I'm not using the keyboard, I still get the entire screen's real estate. When I need to type, the keyboard slides out and does not obscure any part of the screen unlike touch screen keyboards. The landscape slider form factor allows for a larger keyboard and space in between the keys. I find that with the BB keyboard, I'm always hitting the wrong key because the keys are so close together. The N97 has space between keys, so I find that I make fewer errors.