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London startup F (x) tec launches smartphone with slide out keyboard

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http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2019/09/06/ifa-2019-london-startup-fxtec-unveils-key-board-sliding-sm...

 

Haven't we been here before?

 

Time to crank up the Shirley Bassey/Propellerheads track 'History repeating'?

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Re: London startup F (x) tec launches smartphone with slide out keyboard

Except this one is actually pretty decent.....
The slide feels great, the UI is slick, and seems to have the guts to do any modern tasks with ease.
Yeah it's not the fastest CPU, but I doubt any consumers use the 855 or even 845 to full potential.
For social media addicts, this thing is pretty much a great option in the age of £1000+ phones.
I hope they do well as they seem really decent and passionate about their product.


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Re: London startup F (x) tec launches smartphone with slide out keyboard

Does look cool
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Re: London startup F (x) tec launches smartphone with slide out keyboard

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I actually like it. Without keep droning on about age, I manage far better with a proper keyboard.

I have never been able to reach the giddy heights of knocking out info on a smartphone using two hands. I watch my grandson with mouth agape when he multitasks with both hands on his phone!

 

Watching F1 with him last weekend and he had one eye on the race whilst knocking out an email to his boss regarding a project he was working on.

I just couldn't believe the speed of it all Jaw-dropping

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Re: London startup F (x) tec launches smartphone with slide out keyboard

@Cleoriff Have you ever tried Swype or SlideIt? You only need one finger. The Google keyboard does the same. I've never been good at typing and I find it invaluable. I used it to write this.

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@Bambino wrote:
@CleoriffHave you ever tried Swype or SlideIt? You only need one finger. The Google keyboard does the same. I've never been good at typing and I find it invaluable. I used it to write this.

No I haven't @Bambino . I will have a look later. Thanks for the heads up wink

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@Cleoriff wrote:

@Bambino wrote:
@CleoriffHave you ever tried Swype or SlideIt? You only need one finger. The Google keyboard does the same. I've never been good at typing and I find it invaluable. I used it to write this.

No I haven't @Bambino . I will have a look later. Thanks for the heads up wink


But keep an eye on auto correct, it's been known to make people out to be illiterate 😜

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@jonsie wrote:

@Cleoriff wrote:

@Bambino wrote:
@CleoriffHave you ever tried Swype or SlideIt? You only need one finger. The Google keyboard does the same. I've never been good at typing and I find it invaluable. I used it to write this.

No I haven't @Bambino . I will have a look later. Thanks for the heads up wink


But keep an eye on auto correct, it's been known to make people out to be illiterate 😜


Ordinary typing with predictive text does the same for some @jonsie. Too many people hit send without reading what they've written first.Smiley Wink

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Re: London startup F (x) tec launches smartphone with slide out keyboard


@Bambino wrote:

@jonsie wrote:

@Cleoriff wrote:

@Bambino wrote:
@CleoriffHave you ever tried Swype or SlideIt? You only need one finger. The Google keyboard does the same. I've never been good at typing and I find it invaluable. I used it to write this.

No I haven't @Bambino . I will have a look later. Thanks for the heads up wink


But keep an eye on auto correct, it's been known to make people out to be illiterate 😜


Ordinary typing with predictive text does the same for some @jonsie. Too many people hit send without reading what they've written first.Smiley Wink


Guilty as charged m'lud 😂🍺🍻

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Re: London startup F (x) tec launches smartphone with slide out keyboard

I knew you'd get my (not so subtle) observation @jonsie LOL

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