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Huh, that's an interesting device. Too bad it never saw a broader release. The photo in the Wikipedia article fails to show the most interesting feature it had, though: the physical keyboard; here's one that does: http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/dell_ven....

Now that Android phones with physical keyboards are becoming extinct perhaps Windows Phone could carve itself a new niche if Microsoft urged its phone manufacturers to ship devices with QWERTY. One thing I found lacking in Windows Phone 7 was the experience of entering text on the on-screen keyboard, especially in languages other than US English [1]. This is a a pity because WP doesn't support alternative input methods (e.g., Swype), however, a physical keyboard would more than make up for it.

[1] See, e.g., http://forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-8/225491-windows-p.... Note that the forum post is about version 8.

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