questionsfor qwerty android smartphone users, how do you…

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I currently have a Droid 3 (till tomorrow). 5 rows with the numbers being the top row without need of 'shift'. This is a slide out keyboard, which is what I think you meant by a QWERTY keyboard, since you can have QWERTY on the touch screen, if you desire, on most (if not all) touch screen phones. This phone is BY FAR the best that I have used so far with the slide out. It has been replace by the Droid 4 in the Verizon lineup, but I can not speak of experience with that model.

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5 rows, CAP is a shift key, but the device is intuitive enough to capitalize letters starting sentences. No auto-correct, but misspelled words are highlighted for you and alternatives ready to choose. ALT key hit before an entry will bring up the symbols you pointed out. Double click CAP and all letters stay capitalized till you hit it again (the same is true of ALT for symbols). Additional symbols can be brought up with the SYM key. There are BACK, OK, arrow, search, and voice input keys as well.
The keys are easy to find and use by touch as well.

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i also have the droid3, and my keyboard went out after about a year of use (im locked into a 2 year contract). so i just have to use the touchscreen keyboard, i dont mind but now i have a bulkier phone with added weight of a keyboard i dont use because its unresponsive. also if you are interested in a front facing camera for skype or whatever, droid 3 is having some issues with that too

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@drsilentg: Can you not get it replaced under warranty? Verizon will replace under-contract phones...at least they did for me 4X when I had the HTC Merge (TERRIBLE SLIDER PHONE).

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@morriea: I'm not surprised it was a 4-times replacement. Most manufacturers will only replace defective units with refurbished ones, and in the cell phone game they usually get only a very cursory servicing and inspection. This means more nuanced problems will go unnoticed and you'll be shipped a replacement phone that will likely have to go back again, as with the next one, and the next, and the next, and so on.

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I have the Samsung Galaxy S 4g. Here's a link to what phone looks like. http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=2508&c=samsung_sph-d700_galaxy_s_epic_4g
It has been a great little phone. I got it specifically because of the slide out kybd, but I rarely use it.

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@morriea: i've had it for more than a year so sadly no :(

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@psaux: In this instance it ended up being the model having a poor antenna, I live WAY out in the middle of nowhere...as soon as the HTC was replaced with the Motorola I had no problems.

but you are right. refurbs ALL.

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I have the OG droid, "Motorola Milestone" "Motorola Droid" It was pretty cool when it first came out now its a slow pos. 4 rows

My boss just got a Motorola admiral, it seems like a nice phone, light, fast, all the bells and whistles. 4 rows