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Anyone else in here will miss BlackBerry, and physical keyboards?

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I just dropped my BlackBerry Key2 one time too many. It's dead. I wish I could replace it with a capable 2020 flagship with a physical keyboard, but I can't, because there's none. So, I'll go for the Poco F2 Pro, since it's the best well-rounded phone for the price.

 

But I hate it. I hate typing on glass. I'm somewhat of a grammar Nazi, and I hate relying so much on autocorrect. This might not be as big an issue for most of you, because most of you speak English as your first language. I'm French. So many accents for the same letters (ê, é, è, ë), and so many homophones (manger, mangé, mangées, mangés, mangez, mangeais, mangeaient...)!

I used my Key2 without any software help to type, and using key combinations (shif+letter) to automatically apply the many accents my language features. 

 

I'm going to miss my Key2 and the BlackBerry brand like you can't imagine. 

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2 minutes ago, 7412 said:

I just dropped my BlackBerry Key2 one time too many. It's dead. I wish I could replace it with a capable 2020 flagship with a physical keyboard, but I can't, because there's none. So, I'll go for the Poco F2 Pro, since it's the best well-rounded phone for the price.

 

But I hate it. I hate typing on glass. I'm somewhat of a grammar Nazi, and I hate relying so much on autocorrect. This might not be as big an issue for most of you, because most of you speak English as your first language. I'm French. So many accents for the same letters (ê, é, è, ë), and so many homophones (manger, mangé, mangées, mangés, mangez, mangeais, mangeaient...)!

I used my Key2 without any software help to type, and using key combinations (shif+letter) to automatically apply the many accents my language features. 

 

I'm going to miss my Key2 and the BlackBerry brand like you can't imagine. 

I have and love the KeyONE. Fantastic keyboard. Will upgrade to Key2 when the time comes. After that...who knows?

Physical keyboard over everything else 

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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6 minutes ago, 7412 said:

I'm French. So many accents for the same letters (ê, é, è, ë), and so many homophones (manger, mangé, mangées, mangés, mangez, mangeais, mangeaient...)!

I used my Key2 without any software help to type, and using key combinations (shif+letter) to automatically apply the many accents my language features. 

 

I'm going to miss my Key2 and the BlackBerry brand like you can't imagine. 

I guess I'll mind when the alternative is to hold down the keys for a short while just for the scroll menu to show up...

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2 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Physical keyboard over everything else 

Haven’t used modern keyboard phones from a good brand, but I always hated the old ones where it took physical pressure and you couldn’t even tell if you really clicked it by touch

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I miss the old day that you can replace your phone battery easily. Now you have to be like a phone doctor to replace modern phone battery.

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19 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Will upgrade to Key2 when the time comes.

I'd advise against it honestly. You'll be stuck on Android 8 forever, weak chip, weak camera, and still as expensive now as it was when it launched 2 years ago.

I love my Key2, but even then, it's just not worth buying anymore. And since it looks like we won't have any alternative in the future, might as well move on and learn to deal with the touch-screen supremacy. 

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I mainly use my phone as a communications device in addition to my daily music player. So a BB would've been a great option for my needs. I don't have any games on my phone and I imagine most social media apps like Instagram would still work fine on their sometimes odd ball screen ratios. It's a shame I've never had an opportunity to try one out myself. I get my phones from contract and my carrier just never really stocked BBs. I am Canadian so I really owed it to myself to have the experience of using a BB. 

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3 hours ago, 7412 said:

weak camera

That's not an issue for me really, I'm a professional photographer. I use real cameras.

3 hours ago, 7412 said:

weak chip

Also not a gamer, so uncertain how this will affect things.

3 hours ago, 7412 said:

Android 8

This might be an issue for security, but beyond that, not seeing the issue, enlighten please?

3 hours ago, 7412 said:

as expensive now

That is an issue...

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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I'll miss them too, seems like there's no choice now because "the market says so". Out of all the devices I've owned (see profile lol) many of my favorites have been smartphones with physical keyboards. The top of which being the MyTouch 4G Slide which I still held on to for many years as a daily driver alongside other devices. A while later I was really stoked to get the PRIV when it came out being the only modern device to try and revive the very practical slider form factor but it was just way too big (height+width wise) for my hands and pockets, an issue that I still fight with today as phones continue to get bigger and bigger. 

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Yes and no.

 

I had a BlackBerry Priv as a side device for a while, and I did get a kick out of typing on it (especially since you still had a 5.5-inch screen with the keyboard in place).  However, I'm of the mind that typing on screens is ultimately the better way to go on phones.  It allows for more flexibility in input, doesn't require compromises in display size or other parts of the design and, in my experience, is generally faster to type on.  You can breeze quickly between keys and use autocorrect to your advantage.

 

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