HTC to hold press event for Windows Phone 8 on Sept 19th

The month of September is turning out to be the month of cell phone announcements as HTC has indicated that they too will be hosting a press event on September 19th. Although the event does not state specifically that it will be Windows Phone 8 related, we are under good authority to know that the company has plans to show off at least one device using the platform.

The big question will be is if devices are able to keep up with Nokia's, Samsung's and Apple's announcement that will have come before their showing. With HTC getting ready to show off their upcoming products, Windows Phone 8 must be right around the corner. 

We have heard previously that Windows Phone 8 will launch right round the time of Windows 8 general availability. Seeing as that will occur at the end of October, Windows Phone 8 should be here very soon and will hopefully make a big splash. 

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cut said,
they better release a android QWERTY phone....

hell, ill even consider a QWERTY WP8!

You are definitely in the minority. I personally don't understand the physical QWERTY keyboards needs these days, with on-screen keyboards like Swiftkey that have excellent text prediction capabilities, but whatever works for you!

tsupersonic said,
You are definitely in the minority. I personally don't understand the physical QWERTY keyboards needs these days, with on-screen keyboards like Swiftkey that have excellent text prediction capabilities, but whatever works for you!

Some of us have big, impressive, manly paws that will never type as efficiently on those dainty on-screen keyboards that have to rely on prediction to achieve any level of accuracy. A hardware keyboard gives real feedback and better spacing.

There are also the ladies with long nails, to which capacitive displays do not respond.

Joshie said,

Some of us have big, impressive, manly paws that will never type as efficiently on those dainty on-screen keyboards that have to rely on prediction to achieve any level of accuracy. A hardware keyboard gives real feedback and better spacing.

There are also the ladies with long nails, to which capacitive displays do not respond.

even on those 4.8" screens and Galaxy Note-sized super screens?

I'm about to pull the trigger on a Photon Q, maybe. I love QWERTYs.

Reasons to use a QWERTY:
1) More comfortable to type on
2) Easier to type on (for most people)
3) With a physical keyboard, you don't have a virtual keyboard taking up half the screen
4) Better when using the phone for sending business emails since you need to be professional and type like a normal human being
5) You always have the option to use the virtual keyboard- the Photon Q, for example, also comes with Swiftkey
6) Personally, I like the thickness and bulkiness of the QWERTY phones that everyone complains about. It feels good and thick in my hand, with or without the keyboard open. Some phones (SIII) are almost too thin. I feel like I'm going to break it in half.
7) Same with the weight. "Wahh it's 6oz and not 4oz" - if you can't handle another 2oz you need to hit the weight room my friend.

tsupersonic said,
You are definitely in the minority. I personally don't understand the physical QWERTY keyboards needs these days, with on-screen keyboards like Swiftkey that have excellent text prediction capabilities, but whatever works for you!

its not about the text prediction or autocorrect abilities, its simple that a physical qwerty keyboard is faster and quicker than a onscreen. ive tried swype, swiftykey, etc and i keep coming back and using my physical. there is nothing like it.

have you used a qwerty keyboard touchscreen phone? its hard to go back to typing on the screen afterwards.

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