I was asking myself the above question, so I sat down and came up with a design for a funky QWERTY Lumia based on the design of the Asha 210. Note that the hardware call answer/reject and navigational buttons below the 210’s display are gone, as Windows does not require those. I like this “concept” phone. But chances are that it will never see the light of day.
Perhaps some other manufacturer – maybe a Windows OEM – will dare attempt slapping a QWERTY keyboard on a Windows smartphone. Just perhaps.
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.