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WINNERS
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(loosers in the next bottom tab)
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BlackBerry Mercuryhttp://necterrain.com/tech-specs
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Available February 2017
Android 7.0


GOOD :)
• Portrait display.


BAD :(
• No arrow keys.
• Home, Menu or Back buttons are small and not physical.
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NEC Terrainhttp://necterrain.com/tech-specs
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Available now!
Android 4.0


GOOD :)
• Portrait display.
• LCD reso 640x480 (H x W)


BAD :(
• No arrow keys.
• Keys are too unprecise - hard to feel which to tap.
• Home, Menu or Back buttons are small and not physical.
• Probably won't accept home-made ROMs.
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Motorola Pro+ / Firehttp://www.motorola.com/Consumers/XW-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/MOTOROLA-FIRE-XW-EN
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Available now!
Android 2.3.4


GOOD :)
• Portrait display.
• LCD reso 640x480 (H x W)
• Can be rooted.

BAD :(
• Keyboard bad for one-hand use - shaped for two-thumbs
• No arrow keys.
• Home, Menu or Back buttons aren't physical.
• Won't accept home-made ROMs.
• Old Android OS.
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Motorola Pro / Droid Prohttp://www.motorola.com/consumers/XW-EN/Motorola-PRO-XW-EN.do?vgnextoid=e9dcfdcc1dd9d210VgnVCM10000081bbb00aRCRD
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Available now!
Android 2.2


GOOD :)
• Portrait display.
• LCD reso 480x320 (H x W)

BAD :(
• No arrow keys.
• Home, Menu or Back buttons aren't physical.
• (guessing) Keyboard bad for one-hand use like Pro+.





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Custom ROM:
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1365444
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Samsung Galaxy M Prohttp://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_m_pro_b7800-4115.php
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Available now!
1000 Mhz CPU
Optical trackpad

GOOD :)
• LCD reso 320x480 (H x W)
• Android 2.3
• Physical Home, Menu, Back, Search buttons.

BAD :(
• No arrow keys (optical track pad).
• Landscape display.
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HTC Status / ChaChahttp://www.htc.com/www/product/chacha/overview.html
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Available now!
800 Mhz CPU
Physical Facebook button
Also in black


GOOD :)
• LCD reso 320x480 (H x W)
• Android 2.3.3
• Arrow keys.
• Physical pick up/hang up buttons.
• Cool bended shape.

BAD :(
• Keys are are bit too soft.
• Landscape display.
• Low internal storage (almost none).
• Home, Menu, Back, Search buttons aren't physical.
• QWERTY keys are flimsy.
• Right arrow key less clicky (tested on three new units)
• Easily slips / dropped.


Read my review here:
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http://www.gadgetwit.com/2012/12/cha-cha-aka-status.html
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Motorola Defy Pro (XT560)http://www.motorola.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Motorola_CA-EN-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=m-Motorola-Defy-Pro
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Available now!
1 Ghz CPU.
Android v2.3

GOOD:
• LCD reso 320x480 (H x W)
• Arrow keys/pad.
• Physical Home, Menu, Back, Search.
• Physical pick up/hang up buttons.

BAD :(
• Landscape display.
• Old Android OS.
• (guessing) Keyboard bad for one-hand use like Pro+.
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Samsung Replenishhttp://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SPH-M580ZKASPR-features
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Available now!
Android v2.2

GOOD:
• Physical Home, Menu, Back, Search.
• Arrow keys.
• Portrait display.

BAD :(
• LCD reso only 320x240 (H x W)
• Old Android OS.
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Motorola Pax / Admiralhttp://gpad.tv/phone/motorola-admiral
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Available 2011
CDMA
Android v2.3
1000 or 1200 GHz CPU

GOOD:
• LCD reso 640x480 (H x W)
• Portrait display.

BAD :(
• Physical Home, Menu, Back, Search.
• No arrow keys/pad.
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Huawei Boulder / Barcelonahttp://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/productFeatures.do?pinfoId=3108&directoryId=6001&treeId=3745&tab=0
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Available 2011
Android v2.2


GOOD :)
• Physical Home, Menu, Back, Search.
• Arrow keys/pad.

BAD :(
• LCD reso only 240x320 (H x W)
• Landscape display.
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ZTE Tureishttp://mobiledaily.info/zte-tureis-android-qwerty-bar
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Available 2011
Android 2.2
800 Mhz


GOOD :)
• Physical Home, Back, Menu, Search, Phone buttons.
• Arrow key pad! :)

BAD :(
• LCD reso only 240x320 (H x W)
• Landscape display.
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Alcatel One Touch 915http://www.alcatelonetouch.com/global-en/products/smartphones/ot-915.html
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Available now!
Android v2.3.5

GOOD:
• Physical Home, Menu, Back, Search.
• Arrow keys.
• Portrait display.

BAD :(
• LCD reso only 320x240 (H x W)
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Do you know other QWERTY bar Android phones?

Please let me now:
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http://david.filskov.com
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