Two notes. One, I’d imagine neither BlackBerry nor Motorola is feeling good about the fact that their phones had to share a single review with each other, a clear indication that Mossberg considers both to be also-rans. Two is this bit on typing on the Cliq:
My biggest gripe was with the physical keyboard, which I found
cramped and hard to use. The top row is too close to the bottom of
the screen and, on the bottom row, I kept hitting the symbols key
when I was aiming for “M” or “N.” So I found myself
constantly resorting to the virtual on-screen keyboard, which
worked pretty well.
So for all the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the iPhone’s on-screen keyboard, here we are two years later and Walt Mossberg is pretty much saying that the Cliq’s hardware keyboard is a waste of space.
★ Thursday, 15 October 2009