Nokia May Be Preparing To Launch A QWERTY-Keyboard Phone
For the most part, modern cellphone users have made it clear that they would rather have a larger screen than a physical keyboard. That being said, there is still a market for phones featuring physical keyboards such as the Blackberry KEYone. Now, there are rumors that Nokia may be working on a phone that will feature a physical keyboard.
The story was first reported by Nokia enthusiast site Nokia Power User. Named the TA-1047 in the documents, the upcoming smartphone was recently approved by the FCC. However, the details surrounding this device remain a mystery though we do know a few things. For starters, it will reportedly be a dual-sim device that will 5.5 inches diagonal meaning it will be smaller than many of Nokia’s current phones.
The leaks, which are unverified, say that this phone isn’t meant for the U.S. market and will be smaller than most Nokia smartphones. Instead of a large screen, the device will feature a physical QWERTY keyboard. While there are doubtless plenty of people who enjoy the sensation of physical keyboards, the sacrifice will allegedly require a bit more than a smaller screen. The phone is also lacking specs and will reportedly feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 230.
The operating system will also be a bit different than what many current fans are used to. It will allegedly be running on something called “Kai OS.” It isn’t known whether Kai OS is a modified version of Android or a custom-built OS that Nokia has made in-house. Most of the company’s current phones run on stock Android so the fact that this is not stock Android makes us think that Nokia is building a unique OS around this phone.
For right now, none of the details have been confirmed, but we should learn more in the coming months.
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