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Samsung adding QWERTY keyboard for Galaxy S Pro?

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Samsung adding QWERTY keyboard for Galaxy S Pro?
With its 4 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, Android 2.1, and its high powered 1GHz Cortez A8 processor, the Samsung Galaxy S is a powerful handset that offers beauty for your eyes. Video formats like FLAC and MKV will find support on the phone and it looks like the Korean based manufacturer thought of everything when it came to designing the handset. One thing that was left out was a physical QWERTY keyboard. Although today's virtual QWERTY keyboards have improved greatly to the point where some users can return correspondence easily with little or few mistakes, you still would be hard-pressed to find someone who can rip off full-length letters using a virtual keyboard. That is why we have seen alternative typing methods like Swype and ThickButtons catch on with smartphone users. But nothing can replace the touch of your typing finger on a real key and that could be why it looks like Samsung will offer a variant of the Galaxy S with a physical QWERTY keyboard which will be called the Samsung Galaxy S Pro. This info comes from the guys at HDBlog who say that the Pro resembles the Galaxy S. A launch could take place this summer, a few months after the Galaxy S gets released.

Samsung Galaxy S Specifications | Hands-on

source: AndroidHDBlog (translated) via UnwiredView

Mock-up of Galaxy S Pro courtesy of AndroidHDBlog

Mock-up of Galaxy S Pro courtesy of AndroidHDBlog

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. fongy (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

Wow... because the Galaxy S is so slim, it might be just worth investigating the keyboard version... it can't make it too chunky.. and it's something different! I think this'll be phone of the year! (like the Hero was last year!)

posted on 31 Mar 2010, 07:58

2. dswatson83 (Posts: 56; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)

this time the iphone will have some real competition. This should be released around the same time as the new iphone hd and will be the first time everyone else was not lagging behind apple. Well done. Just wish it wasn't gsm only because it will compete directly with the iphone if its on ATT's ok network and tmobile has the hd2 as well as a limited network. Not good.

posted on 31 Mar 2010, 09:56

3. Schmao (Posts: 365; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)

GSM is a more efficient technology compared to CDMA what do you really want?

posted on 31 Mar 2010, 14:08

5. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

it takes 3 gsm towers to carry the same load as 1 cdma tower. explain the efficiency in that.

posted on 31 Mar 2010, 19:43

7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

GSM is only more efficient as far as phone battery life is concerned. As far as range and load capacity CDMA is around 3 times more efficient, which is why you don't see a lot (or any) GSM in rural areas.

posted on 31 Mar 2010, 10:22

4. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)

I WANT THIS PHONE!! I've been looking for months for there to finally be some evidence of a big screen hard keyboarded Android phone. Just hope it aint priced like the X10

posted on 31 Mar 2010, 16:15

6. dyster (Posts: 63; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

This phone if released will be hard to beat. Way to go Sammy! Please get this or the non-pro to Verizon by June and I'll blow off the Incred and wait. My curve is on its last leg.

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