New highend android phones with a qwerty hardware keyboard

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New highend android phones with a qwerty hardware keyboard

Well, I know the Captivate will be coming to Rogers soon, but I am hoping that Rogers will be adding a high end qwerty keyboard device to the lineup as well. Ideally it would be nice if Rogers announced plans for a qwerty android with Froyo (Android 2.2) around the time Captivate is released, alteast so customers know there is another high end option with a qwerty keyboard coming...

 

Some options:

-Motorola Milestone 2 (just announced by Motorola on Sept 1)

-HTC Desire Z (similar to T-mobile G2 but available outside the USA)

-Samsung Galaxy S Pro (don't know if a GSM version exists yet)

 

My preference of these phones would be the HTC Desire Z, or the Galaxy S Pro (if that exists on the GSM network with HSDPA).

 

Pros of the Desire Z include stock Android Froyo (2.2), and new Snapdragon 1 Ghz processor, hopefully similar in speed to Samsung 1 Ghz processor.

 

Ideally I would prefer a 5 row keyboard rather than a 4 row, but I'll grab whichever hardware keyboard is available on Rogers. Rogers needs a replacement to the ancient HTC Dream, and hopefully one of these phones get released soon with Rogers.

 

I originally was planning on the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, but since I have been using a hardware qwerty keyboard for 6 years now, I would find if difficult to just a touchscreen, without a hardware keyboard.

 

Rogers please consider making an announcement of an alternate high-end Android before releasing (shipping) the Captivate.

 

Thanks for your consideration!

 

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Re: New highend android phones with a qwerty hardware keyboard

in this vein...
i nominate...
the HTC G2.
I love my Dream. Please, please get the new HTC G2, in a timeframe that's at least somewhat comparable to the US providers? (psst... I just read that T-mobile is taking preorders)
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Re: New highend android phones with a qwerty hardware keyboard

Well, possibly good news: I sent an online request to Samsung support, inquiring about the possibility of a 3G version of the Epic 4G. I also mentioned I was in Canada. The response I received was to expect a release in October. I almost fell off my chair with excitement. Now, I just have to wait to see if it becomes available, and if by some miracle it gets released on Rogers. I am sure Rogers knows it needs to add a couple more high end androids to the line up. I hope they release a couple of qwerty androids, as I don't see myself purchasing a WinPhone 7 device in the future.

 

 

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Re: New highend android phones with a qwerty hardware keyboard

@Brent @tweaked

 

Thanks for all of your comments and suggestions on new Android phones and hardware.

 

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