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LG Optimus F3Q with slide-out QWERTY keyboard headed to T-Mobile

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LG Optimus F3Q with slide-out QWERTY keyboard headed to T-Mobile

It has been a while since we last saw the launch of an Android smartphone rocking a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, hasn't it? But they aren't quite dead, it seems. As a matter of fact, T-Mobile appears to be interested in releasing one, judging by this recent leak. The smartphone you see drawn above is allegedly known as the LG Optimus F3Q. Accent here is on "drawn" as the picture appears to be a crude representation as to how the phone should look like in real life, as if it has been pulled out of a service manual. 

Unfortunately, nothing in terms of specs has been revealed but the leak's source. But if we had to make an educated guess, we'd expect the LG Optimus F3Q to be similar to the Optimus F3 on a hardware level. In other words, we're likely looking at an affordable mid-range Android smartphone with a screen of about 4 inches or so. We could be wrong, of course. 

That's pretty much all we know about the LG Optimus F3Q so far. Would anyone be interested in grabbing one of these? Or have you already adapted to living without a physical keyboard? Let us know in the comments!

source: @evleaks

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posted on 06 Dec 2013, 07:36

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Old stuff.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 07:54 2

2. Kriksis (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


posted on 06 Dec 2013, 07:59 1

3. cR203 (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)

I haven't seen a slide out phone in a while. It reminds of the old days when phones like htc's mytouch was hot.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 08:22

4. Saafa (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


posted on 06 Dec 2013, 08:23

5. Kelley71 (Posts: 88; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)

I'd give it a D+ or C-.

Pros: Linux keyboard (I don't see the pipe, but every other symbol I use seems to be there).
Decent battery
32 GiB MicroSD slot
Dual Core 1.2 GHz processor
LTE 1.9 GHz

Cons: Underwhelming screen (800w x 480h x 233 ppi? *facepalm*)
Limited RAM (1 GiB)
Limited internal memory (1.25 GiB available)

Even free with contract, it doesn't outpace the few good sliders left. It might as well be a feature-phone with Android, for the texting addicts with human-sized fingers.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 09:53 1

6. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I bet the specs suck. If there is a keyboard sliderphone with flagship specs, I'd get it immediately.

posted on 14 May 2014, 16:58

9. D-FENS (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 May 2014)

Word. The DROID 5 never happened. Still using DROID 4. Would love a QWERTY in Samsung Galaxy S5 or Sony Xperia z1s. Or a modernization of the old DROID PRO. QWERTY for life.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 10:18

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I see a LTE icon in the picture!

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 23:51

8. TechDork (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 May 2010)

No QWERTY phone will out do the Sidekick. I don't care what nobody says. That phone was the KING of qwerty keyboards.

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