In my pre-Smartphone world, I was a firm believer that I had to have a cell phone with a keyboard. In my defense, it helped me to text, Tweet, and update Facebook via SMS capabilities. The prices were similar and it saved me from using the alternative method of multi-key alphabet . My world changed when I got my first smartphone. Suddenly, I was thrust into the world of predominately touch screen phones. I have to admit, I never looked back once I was there.
Of course, there are many long time smartphone users that really like their keyboard option when using the phone. The options for this type of phone are very limited these days. Several months ago, BlackBerry announced their newest phone the Z10 and long time users gasped at a BlackBerry device without the keyboard. As a Verizon Lifestyle Blogger, I received the Z10 and it was a great phone. I actually had a difficult time understanding the need for the alternative typing space. Of course, I was not accustomed to a BlackBerry device with said keyboard and was used to a larger screen for viewing items on my phone.
Nobody should have been surprised when shortly after the release of the Z10, BlackBerry introduced the world to the Q10. My husband uses a BlackBerry for work and agreed to help me test out the Q10 (link to phone specs on Verizon Wireless website). As you can see, it looks a lot like his previous BlackBerry device and will make hardcore fans happy with the brand favorite QWERTY Keyboard. I have to admit, I am intrigued by the Q10 and am itching to see how it compares to the Z10.
In addition to this, the Q10 has the new BlackBerry Hub, BBM Chat, BlackBerry Remember, and other features. There is a lot more to share about the Q10 and that will be coming soon. For now, I leave you with my Aloha Friday question of the week:
If you were to create your perfect smartphone, would it have a keyboard or touchscreen and why?
Disclosure: As a member of the Verizon Lifestyle Bloggers, I receive different devices to check out in my life. There is no other compensation. I am a long time Verizon customer, and all opinions are my own.
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this Friday fun. These days, Pamela at A Renaissance Woman is reviving the fun Friday Meme. Head over there to link up and join in the fun.