First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
Smartphone showdown: HTC Hero vs BlackBerry, Nokia E75 vs iPhone and more!
- — 03 September, 2009 17:20
Is a QWERTY keyboard or touch screen smartphone best for you?
RIM's BlackBerry Bold is one of the best BlackBerrys yet and has very few flaws. Along with perhaps the most comfortable physical keyboard we've seen on a smartphone, the Bold has an excellent display, a refreshing and intuitive interface and some great multimedia features.
Keyboard positives: Excellent design and layout, great tactile feedback, comfortable
Keyboard negatives: Not much space between keys
Nokia's E75 boasts the unique combination of a full QWERTY keyboard and a regular numeric keypad. It builds on the style of previous E Series smartphones by providing a business-like design that also appeals to regular consumers. The E75 comes with Nokia Messaging, Nokia's new e-mail user interface that aims to make mobile e-mail simpler than previous handsets.
Keyboard positives: Keys are well spaced, buttons are large and comfortable
Keyboard negatives: You'll have to spread your fingers wider than usual to hit the keys
HTC's Snap smartphone sports a thin profile, a stylish matte black finish and one of the best QWERTY keyboards we've seen. The Snap also has HTC's exclusive Home Screen layout and an Inner Circle e-mail feature that prioritises the most important contacts in your mail inbox.
Keyboard positives: Raised and well-spaced keys, great tactile feedback
Keyboard negatives: Tab key positioned lower than usual
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