A decade ago, people were still furiously clicking on the physical keyboards of BlackBerries and some Android phones. Wiping was not yet a thing and many stuck to the idea that a smartphone must contain real buttons to press. These preferences faded over time and key-operated phones largely died out. Nevertheless, there are still some problems that Fxtec wants to address with the Pro1.
The Fxtec Pro1 has a large screen and a physical keyboard that hides behind the screen when not in use. When opened and placed on a table, it resembles a mini laptop and is clearly intended for those who want to be productive.
Can this small company convince people to return to the keyboard? You can find out in the Fxtec Pro1 test from Android Authority.
About this Fxtec Pro1 test: I tested the Pro1 over a period of two weeks with the phone as the main device. Android 9 Pie ran on the phone with the security patch of September 5. Fxtec delivered the test device to Android Authority.
Fxtec Pro1-Test: The big picture
The first real smartphones from BlackBerry and Palm had tiny keyboards for typing. I happily poked my BlackBerry 8700 and Palm Treo 650. Millions of mobile professionals cut their teeth on these devices, which often came from work, and were the first real wave of smartphone users.
However, the tech industry is moving fast and the Apple iPhone changed everything in 2007.
Keypad phones were lost to devices with large screens for one reason: people prefer phones with large screens. (Did you see the size of the screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus?) Keyboards affect the space available for these screens, and solutions such as Gboard, Swype, and auto-fix have helped to fix typing issues on the screen. phones only.
Still, some of these early, original smartphone users miss the keyboard, which they believe provides a better experience composing email on a screen. Fxtec doesn't necessarily target older people, but founder and CEO Adrian Li Mow Ching says that "people who have to do shit".
Did the Fxtec Pro1 help me do more? Stuff done in the time i used it? I am here to tell you.
What is the Fxtec Pro1?
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What is the keyboard like?
Fxtec Pro1 Android smartphone with a full-size keyboard.
Typing on the glass screens of modern smartphones is not suitable for everyone. The Fxtec Pro1 with a physical keyboard brings back the tactile experience.