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?