Earlier qwerty keyboards were a rage as they helped users to type messages swiftly and efficiently. But with advancement in technology the touchscreen’s response improved and they finally killed the physical keyboard. But still we have few manufacturers that provide qwerty keyboard handsets. Let’s take a look at them.
Intex Aqua Qwerty
Intex Aqua Qwerty is a touch screen/ qwerty keyboard smartphone which has a 3.50 inch screen display. The screen is a capacitive screen with a resolution of 320 by 480. The phone has by a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor which is backed by 512 MB of RAM. Intex Aqua Qwerty has a built in internal storage of 4 GB which is expandable to 32 GB.
Aqua Qwerty has a 5 MP rear shooter and a 0.3 MP front cam capable of only basic video calling. The phone supports dual sim and has a battery of 1500 mAH. You can avail this phone for a price of Rs. 4969 from snapdeal.
|Model||Intex Aqua Qwerty|
|Processor||Dual-core 1.2 GHz|
|Internal storage||4 GB expandable to 32 GB|
|Cameras||5 MP/0.3 MP|
Nokia Asha 210
Nokia Asha 210 is a budget phone from Nokia with a physical keyboard. The phone has a mini 2.4 inch screen with a pixel density of 167 ppi. The phone has just 64 MB internal memory and 32 MB of RAM.
Nokia Asha 210 being an entry level phone just manages a 2 MP camera at its rear and has no rear camera. The 1200 mAh battery provides upto 12 hours of talk time which is good. You get the phone in 5 different colours namely yellow, cyan, magenta, black and white. Theis phone is available for Rs. 4243 from flipkart.
|Model||Nokia Asha 210|
|Internal storage||64 MB expandable to 32 GB|
|OS||Nokia series 40 OS|
LG Optimus Pro C660
LG Optimus Pro C660 is a 2.8 inch Android smartphone with a qwerty keyboard as well. The phone has a TFT capacitive screen with a pixel density of 143 ppi. LG Optimus Pro C660 runs on a Qualcomm MSM7227T processor clocked at 800 Mhz backed by 256 MB RAM. The specs are basic considering the price range the phone falls in.
LG Optimus Pro C660 features a 3.15 MP primary camera with Geotagging available. The phone has no front camera which is a disappointment. The phone runs on Android 2.3 which is dated. You can avail LG Optimus pro for a price of Rs. 5784 from flipkart.
|Model||LG Optimus Pro C660|
|Display||2.8 inch TFT display|
|Internal storage||150 MB expandable to 32 GB|
Blackberry Q5 is a qwerty keyboard phone released in June 2013. The phone runs on a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor backed by 2 GB RAM. The phone has a 3.1 inch IPS LCD which displays quality pictures with good viewing angles. The phone has a whopping 8 GB internal memory with a Micro SD card support.
Blackberry Q5 sports a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera with a touch focus and image stabilization. The 5 MP shooter records HD video @30 fps. Blackberry Q5 runs on the flagship Blackberry 10.2 OS. The phone has a 2180 mAH Li-ion battery with a talk time of 12 .5 hours which is good. You can avail this smartphone Rs.16,990 from flipkart.
|Display||3.1 inch IPS LCD|
|Internal storage||8 GB expandable to 32 GB|
|Cameras||5 MP/2 MP|
Blackberry 9220 is one of the most popular handsets from the Canadian handset maker. Blackberry is known for its BBM apps which made it a hit worldwide. The phone has a TFT display which supports a resolution of 320 by 240 pixels. Blackberry 9220 has a touch sensitive optical track pad which helps to browse web pages with ultra-smoothness.
Blackberry 9220 has a 2 MP primary camera which supports video recording. The phone though lacks a secondary camera which is a downside. A 1450 Li-ion battery keeps the phone running and delivers a stand by time of 432 hours. You can buy this phone from flipkart for Rs.8599
|Display||2.44 inch TFT|
|Internal storage||512 MB expandable to 32 GB|
Some other smartphones with physical Qwerty keyboard in India.
Processor, RAM, Internal Storage, Camera, Display, Battery, Dual or Single SIM,OS
Nokia Asha 205
n.a., n.a., 64 MB, VGA/ n.a., 2.4 inch, 1020 mAh,dual sim, Nokia Asha platform
Blackberry Q10 (Quick Review )
dual core 1.5 Ghz, 2 GB, 16 GB, 8 MP/2 MP, 3.1 inch, 2100 mAh, single sim, Blackberry 10
Price: Rs. 23,149
Blackberry Curve 9360
800 Mhz, 512 MB, 512 MB, 5 MP/n.a.,2.44 inch, 1000 mAh, single, Blackberry 7
Price: Rs. 14,950