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It's bloody 2019 and the navigation bars on smartphones are still on top. There's no denying that Windows phones did get some things right. I miss them.

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  • 4
    @irene @rutee07 Something that nobody has ever complained about when it was about dicks.
  • 7
    @Fast-Nop I think an *unergonomically* huge dick could be...well...painful.

    If Johnny Ive designed dicks they'd be as smooth as a latex dolphin, but you'd need to add aftermarket accessories to make them work in the real world.

    They'd also be pencil slim and not last long enough before needing to recover.
  • 1
    @platypus Jobs would have said, "if it is painful, you're fucking it wrong".
  • 1
    @irene Yeah. The smaller iPhone sizes are good enough for me. Not that I like iPhones. It's just the I prefer phones with sizes comparable to the smaller iPhones (6, 6S, 7, 8). I use a Galaxy S9 (the smaller one). Something slightly smaller would be nice.
  • 1
    @irene Not only they're too big, it's getting harder every day to find one in a reasonable size.
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    I find them generally far too small and few have a real QWERTY keyboard !

    I loved this old pocket PC, now if someone just did a phone like that...

    https://youtube.com/watch/...

    > Sharp PC-3000 и PC-3100.

    > Продвинутые палмтопы
  • 1
    @irene Actually that was an old school thing for phones. Until Steve Jobs died. Then phone companies that lacked creativity (all of them) started making their phones giant.
  • 1
    Ive yet to find a phone thats to big for me. (not talking about phablets)
  • 1
    @Codex404 That depends a lot on the size of your hands, but 6" phones are already too big to be considered practical.
  • 0
    @Jilano without overstretching my thumb I can reach everything on a 6“ phone
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    @Codex404

    But a phablet phone is ideal !

    Except you can suffer tennis elbow from it being so big and trying to hold it with one hand..

    Got this one for when I was homeless last:

    https://amazon.co.uk/Gemini-GEM7032...
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    @rutee07

    Shouldn't you be metric at your age. :-)
  • 1
    @Nanos https://www.fxtec.com/pro1/
    Thank me later 😉

    A bit (or quadword) pricy but well worth it. I myself am looking forward to it.
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    @irene why?
    Phone, decent specs, landscape slider...
  • 2
    @1337M0nst3r

    It's not bad, but so many users have reported issues with it bricking itself, it puts me off getting one !

    Maybe their next model will be more reliable..

    https://indiegogo.com/projects/...

    That is hopefully what I'm getting next, once I save up for it, and wait a while to see if its a lemon or not.
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    @nnee

    Interesting thanks, not heard of that one before.

    Pity it isn't a clamshell design, I do like those for reducing screen damage risks.

    I see from their website:

    > F(x)tec was created in early 2018, as

    > an evolution from the Livermorium

    > keyboard accessory.

    I was planning on getting one of those !

    Though, the 100,000 keypress lifetime did rather put me off, as I like to keep my technology for decades and I do type a lot..

    I wonder if the new keyboard is the same, or any better lifetime clicks wise ?

    Good to see a choice of more than one coming to market.

    Will keep an eye on it and see which one ends up being the more reliable/etc.
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    @irene

    Any better phone ?
  • 1
    @irene

    Which phones did the slider fail in ?

    He says, with a newish phone with a slider..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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    @irene

    I see IT folk with them..
  • 2
    @irene only for the general market, landscape sliders are a must for some. I personally hate on-screen kbd.

    @Nanos Cosmo and gemini seem interesting but are not meant be used as touchscreen only. Too bad.
    Droid/milestone, photon q and the like have advantages since you can use it as a typical smartphone with an added benefit of full kbd. Add termux and other utils there's not much that can't be done. Shame there are so few people who appreciate a good old keyboard, otherwise OEMs would continue development.
    Btw, which newish slider do you have?
  • 1
    As for keyboard durability - not sure. They've said they're working with Motorola and Nokia keyboard designers and both were making decent and durable devices. In the past at least.
  • 1
    @nnee

    I've got the mentioned:

    > Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

    Yet to install the SIM slot into it though..

    This is what I'm hoping I can do:
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    @irene

    If you wait long enough, the price will drop second hand to be affordable, even to the likes of me. :-)

    Might have to wait 10 years though..
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    @nnee

    I used quite a lot of the Nokia Communicator models, very practical.

    A bit buggy, and not so good with the internet..
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    Last decent slider qwerty 😔 Still have mine even though battery went havoc during charge one night. Those were very exciting 3 years with these devices, modding community was small but good.
  • 0
    @irene Never!
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    @irene

    My current phone is over 10 years old, so even obsolete stuff can be useful !

    I'm hoping the Photon Q is better, but I somehow doubt it..

    It seems every new model I get, is twice the speed of the old model, but the software runs 4 times slower !

    And with less features..

    And more buggy..

    And they keep removing keys from the keyboard, like the CapsLock!

    What next, the numbers !

    Yes.. that's when I stopped getting Nokia Communicators !
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    @nnee

    That is one thing I like about a mature product, all the wrinkles have been found and solutions offered.

    Though sadly finding needed files can be really difficult once they start getting deleted off the web.

    Or even whole forums..
  • 1
    @Nanos it has its quirks.
    Not sure what you meant but https://forum.xda-developers.com/ph... might help. Depends what you're looking for.
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    @irene

    Not for me, not when I have to type DHCP and stuff, I don't want to be holding down shift all the time !
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    @nnee

    Taking notes for example, how quick is it to use ?

    My Nokia, I can open it and 3 seconds later I can be typing notes in it.

    My older Nokia, it only took 1 to 2 seconds.. and one less button press !

    And it would autosave when you closed the phone, whilst the newer one doesn't..
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    @Nanos holy shit that's perfect
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    @Nanos performance, naturally, greatly depends on OS port. For maximum, usually stock works best. For custom it's hard to tell without trying.
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    @1337M0nst3r

    Trouble with the older more perfect Nokia was it had a plastic hinge, which broke rather easily.

    The newer model, metal hinge, much better, but then they made other things worse !

    After that, the next model, was just not as good as either of the previous ones, they lost the entire number line of keys !

    Related link:

    http://allaboutsymbian.com/features...
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    @nnee

    Yeah, that's why I got one as I need an Android phone anyhow for software compatibility testing, so I may as well get one with a keyboard and see if I can replace my current phone with something a bit more modern.
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