Nexus Prime to pack a physical QWERTY keyboard?

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In the latest developments surrounding the Nexus Prime, a QWERTY keyboard is said to be one of the noticeable features to this mystical device. It’s unclear if there will be a touchscreen-only version or if this represents the only Nexus Prime is meant to be seen.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve pretty much heard it all when it comes to this device: it may pack a TI OMAP dual-core processor, a 720p screen and new Android widgets. Recently, we wrote about more Nexus Prime leaks, which suggests a name change to the Galaxy Nexus. Other rumors have suggested a world phone with both GSM and CDMA versions, including LTE on Verizon and WiMAX for Sprint. The infamous Nexus Prime will usher in the Ice Cream Sandwich update to Android, which will theoretically merge Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) with the handset’s OS.

Honestly, I’m not sure how a QWERTY keypad for this particular phone will be perceived by consumers. Don’t get me wrong, there is a group of people who stay loyal to pressing a keyboard versus a touch-screen, but I’d like to think that doesn’t represent what the majority of Android users want. I do understand such a move would pay homage to both of Android’s most iconic devices: the T-Mobile G1 and Motorola Droid.

What’s your thoughts on a Nexus Prime QWERTY keyboard?

[via Electronista]

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    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

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  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

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    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Droid Prime and the New Nexus will be completely different devices.  I’m going with the new Nexus.

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

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  • Anonymous

    If the next Nexus handset sports a QWERTY keyboard, count me in. However, it depends on what carrier it lands on.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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    If the next Nexus handset sports a QWERTY keyboard, count me in. However, it depends on what carrier it lands on.

  • Anonymous

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  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

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  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Hotlips22

    I love android, and have been onboard since the beginning. but seriously a qwerty-only nexus release might just push me over to the dark side…

  • Mslounsbury

    Qwerty is a deal breaker. Not to mention it contradicts every rumor we’ve heard so far…

  • Anonymous

    I would be super happy if this turns out to be true! Maybe as well as the Galaxy Nexus there will also be a ICS packin Droid 4?

  • Anonymous

    I would be super happy if this turns out to be true! Maybe as well as the Galaxy Nexus there will also be a ICS packin Droid 4?

  • Anonymous

    I would be super happy if this turns out to be true! Maybe as well as the Galaxy Nexus there will also be a ICS packin Droid 4?

  • Anonymous

    I would be super happy if this turns out to be true! Maybe as well as the Galaxy Nexus there will also be a ICS packin Droid 4?

  • Anonymous

    I would be super happy if this turns out to be true! Maybe as well as the Galaxy Nexus there will also be a ICS packin Droid 4?

  • josie

    If it has a qwerty board, I’m out. I don’t use the one I have on the one I have and I don’t want the extra weight and thickness.

  • B_hegedus

    Physical keyboard would = htc vigor or moto bionic for me. Those are pretty much the only other devices id be interested in. Physical qwerty would be a dealbreaker regardless of other specs. Also I think it would have a huge impact on sales if samsung were to put out a commercial pre iphone release that actually showcases how stunning the device will be…unlike advertising for bionic which shows a picture of the phone after a big battle between xena warrior princess and the machines. A commercial like the one where the guy goes through his entire day using the phone. Think that was for original nexus but not sure. A commercial like that with a market launch roughly 3-4 weeks later would help greatly with sales. Just my 2 cents.

  • Blueice1995

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOO KEYBOARD! NO!

  • Mat

    What next, they’ll pay homage to the thin can and string… Lmao… It’s all about swype for me!

  • Erodaland

    i won’t it with a keyboard…never! I just want a slim touchscreen phone, anyway with a 4.65 inch screen who need a keyboard??

  • Erodaland

    i won’t buy it with a keyboard…never! I just want a slim touchscreen
    phone, anyway with a 4.65 inch screen who need a keyboard??

  • FishPharm

    I will NOT buy one if there is a QWERTY keyboard.  If this happens I’m going to switch carriers to Sprint and buy the Galaxy S2.  Also, Samsung needs quit dicking around and make more known about the phone.  With all these spec’s being “all over the board” no one will know what to expect and the iphone 5 will be more of an option.  I don’t know why they are waiting so long, I would think whatever device comes out first will have the big advantage. 

  • Anonymous

    Maybe there will be multiple options and versions. That way everyone could be happy

    • Anonymous

      I think there will be multiple options, but I’m guessing the keyboard-less version may be the one tied to Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      I think there will be multiple options, but I’m guessing the keyboard-less version may be the one tied to Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      I think there will be multiple options, but I’m guessing the keyboard-less version may be the one tied to Verizon.

  • Jcasvt1

    no qwerty for me.. I would have to look at alternatives. I would have been perfectly happy with an s2 on vz… i need a phone NOW..

  • Td

    I’d LOVE to see a physical keyboard.

  • http://twitter.com/EMDiazJr Elis Diaz

    A qwerty keyboard will piss me off enough to leave android altogether.

    • Anonymous

      you would never use android again if a phone shipped with a keyboard, especially when we’re expecting more than one phone? A little dramatic, don’t you think?

    • Mustafa

      lol bless you, get back in your box

  • http://about.me/gregmalleus Greg Malleus

    Indifferent to the possibility of a qwerty.  As an original Moto Droid owner, I have found the keyboard to come in handy a lot.  But recently there have been a lot of better virtual keyboards that have been improving the onscreen keyboard experience. (Swype, SwiftKey, etc…)

  • Anon

    I would LOVE a qwerty keyboard. On-screen typing feels so silly to me (and I’m not some old codger holding fast to my “ways”, either. I’m 21 :P )

  • Jimf

    I prefer a qwerty. I’ve yet to find a touch screen that works well enough. I prefer not to waste time clearing mistakes from imprecise attempts to type.

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