To say that cell phones have come a long way technologically could be the understatement of the year. But, one area where the average user sees the most improvements in their phones in the last couple of years has to be in the ease of texting. While the addition of a qwerty keyboard a few years ago revolutionized the ease and speed of texting, there are still some texting features that make some phones stand out above the crowd. These phones include:
- Gravity T by Samsung - In the past, if you wanted texting with a tactile qwerty keyboard, you couldn't combine it with a touch screen. Now, with the Gravity T, you get a full sized keyboard that slides out for a comfortable texting environment.
- EnV3 by LG - If you're not ready for the touch screen era or simply don't like it, the EnV3 is a great option. It has the slide out tactile qwerty keyboard or you can do short texts the old fashioned way on the front number keypad. It chronicles messages so that you can read the entire conversation at one shot and has easy to hit buttons for those with bigger thumbs.
- Ally by LG - Another LG addition makes the list with its combination of touch screen and tactile keyboard. This smart phone allows you to choose whether you want to send your message via the slide open tactile keyboard or the on-screen touch keyboard. Like the EnV3, it chronicles your conversation in alternating colors, allowing ease in following a conversation and seeing who hasn't texted back yet.
- Palm Pre - This small compact phone also has the qwerty keyboard, but in a smaller more vertical format that slides out for one-handed texting. The buttons are still big enough for large hands and the camera acts as a modem for your laptop too.
Each and every season, there are new additions to the texting experience and what is new and great today will be old hat tomorrow. Some texters get used to one style and refuse to upgrade because they like the feel of what they've found. Try the various models out, sending text messages from the store to see which phone will text best for you.
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