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Mods I have known, Mods I have loved, Mods I have hated: Motorola's failed experiment is now a savvy techie's dream

Dave 126 Silver badge

Re: So the promised article finally materialized...

A shame. Given that keypads can sometimes fail* and that some users won't need the keyboard all the time, having a snap-on keyboard is in some respects more desirable than an a keyboard integrated into the phone. The phone can be updated whilst retaining the keyboard, or a jammed keyboard can be swapped out without losing the use of the phone, or the keyboard can be removed after a working day and the user is going down the pub.

*even on old Nokias. If the 5 key failed a work around to entering a new contact was to duplicate an existing contact with 5s in it and then edit it.

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