1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer
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    Are there options to turn those into privacy focused devices, kick all the phoning home to daddy google (and whomever else is in the mix) and reliance upon them?
     
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    That I don't know
     
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    Root it, install some privacy based os
     
  4. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    Are there options? Sure. Would you like some of those options? Lolno

    Samsung phones running Snapdragon are hit or miss with bootloader unlocks and rooting. Just found out tonight I can unlock my Note 10+ bootloader if I pay $100.. Yes, it works. No, I don't know how legal it is. Eyeing the Pixel 5 Unlocked if Lineage makes its way over.
     
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    I gotta say, this actually looks pretty attractive to me. I've been waiting for a "good enough" phone with a slide-out keyboard for a while, one that rejects the modern pursuit of the thinnest shell possible and the absence of bezels in favour of comfort and usability. I'd appreciate a slightly higher spec than this, but it's certainly interesting.
     
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    As someone who used QWERTY on mobile for a while, touchscreen keyboard on large enough screen does its job just as well, if nor better. Benefit from physically feeling buttons is really undermined by keyboard itself being too small and soft for thumbs
     
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    Looks promising.. Wish the fingerprint scanner was in the back.
     
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    i guess they should have done like nokia ngage has done it, protruding buttons.
     
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    Something like this, but with removable battery and from a great producer that can grant me batteries availability for ten years...:bow:
     
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    Yeah, that keyboard definitely looks better. It's also around the same price.

    I think what everyone's complaining about the price of these things is forgetting about is that there are two factors in play that are making these phones more expensive:
    1. They're smaller companies, so they can't streamline their manufacturing process as much.
    2. They're making unique hardware to have the keyboard, and thus more time, resources, and money need to go into manufacturing that unique hardware.
    Getting a keyboard phone will just be more expensive than a phone without a keyboard with similar specs. It sucks, but it really do be like that sometimes. It really do.
     
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