Best Android phones with keyboards

We round-up the best Android smartphones that have a full, physical QWERTY keyboard

Touchscreen smartphones are currently all the rage in the mobile phone market, largely thanks to the iPhone and the rising popularity of Android phones. Although touchscreen is the preferred input for general use, many consumers prefer typing on a physical keyboard rather than a touchscreen. For these users, we've rounded up the best Android smartphones that combine a touchscreen, and a full QWERTY keyboard.

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HTC Desire Z

The HTC Desire Z is an excellent smartphone, mainly due to a combination of Google's excellent Android platform and HTC's Sense UI. However, its biggest selling point -- the "pop-out" physical QWERTY keyboard -- has a poorly designed hinge mechanism that detracts from the handset's overall appeal.

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  • 16th Dec., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent touchscreen, great software, updated HTC Sense and HTCSense.com features, HD video recording
  • Cons:
  • Poor hinge design, keyboard is not exceptional, battery life is not great

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Courtney

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how big is it? can an optus sim card be used in it ?

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