Qwerty keyboard

What are your thoughts on bringing back the QWERTY keyboard?
Now that blackberry is more or less obsolete there is a market for it. It might be niche but I believe there still is a demand for it.

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I’ve never cared for QWERTY phones. You end up with either tiny buttons that are constantly fat-fingered or a giant phone. Give me a nice, compact T9 keypad any day. When I want to write someone a letter, I’ll get my computer or a pen and paper. T9 is plenty sufficient for asking when we’re meeting for dinner or thanking a friend after a visit.

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I personally LOVE my Blackberry Q10. And when I say, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT! It does make it easier to type, however, that (For me personally) encourages me to type out long texts, keeping me on the phone, which may not necessarily be a good thing. I’m trying to talk more & text less.

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I tend to agree with @sleinjinn, but I must confess I’ve had my eye on those ~ 10-year-old Nokia phones that had that QWERTY sliding out under the screen in landscape mode/orientation. After seeing those, the QWERTY in portrait orientation just seems foolish to be honest. I’m sure the mechanism is more complicated and more challenging from engineering perspective.

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The smartphone I had for half a year was a similar LG from the same era. I will never understand the appeal of touch screens as the sole means of controlling a device.

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