The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is a concept mobile that exists in my head. Basically, it is the Note II with a QWERTY keyboard and a smaller display, probably 3.5 inches. I want the same internals. The only difference would be the hardware keyboard.
I like the Samsung Galaxy Note II. That huge display makes for easier touchscreen typing. Much easier than on smaller displays. Yet, as with every touchscreen mobile that I have used, the errors that I churn out on it are still at embarassing levels. Many of those errors would never see the light of day on a much smaller mobile with a good hardware keyboard. For example, the tiny BlackBerry Curve 9320 was a joy to churn out long articles on with minimal typing errors. Here on this huge 5.5-inch display, almost every paragraph turns out something that I have to go correct later.
Nothing beats the hardware QWERTY keyboard. Touchscreen typing apologists will disagree, but often when I am moderating comments here on MOBILITY, I run into the garbled text submitted as comments (from their touchscreen devices, of course) and just smile. Touchscreen typing remains a big joke compared to typing on a hardware QWERTY keyboard.
Here is Mo wishing and hoping that someone at Samsung will give me a Note Pro – a QWERTY version of the Note II in candybar form. Or someone at Nokia, Sony, or HTC. I have my eyes on that upcoming N-series BlackBerry though. Yes; this one:
If I don’t get my hardware QWERTY fix elsewhere, hopefully I can always count on RIM. They better make sure that BlackBerry 10 succeeds. For my sake.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.