We have to admit that when it comes to typing on our smartphones, sometimes have some tactile feedback is a pretty nice feeling. It also lets us know when keys have been depressed which hopefully will lead to less errors when pressing against a touchscreen display. That being said, when it comes to phones with physical keyboards, BlackBerry is probably still king of the hill and while in general the company might not be faring so well compared to other brands and platforms, it seems that they are still preferred devices when it comes to texting.
According to a recent piece in the New York Times about the founders of WhatsApp, they had an interesting quote which reads, “They would make the app usable on a broad range of smartphones, from dated BlackBerrys, which they both still use for texting, to sleek new Android phones and iPhones, so that people rich and poor all over the globe could take advantage of the service.” It’s interesting that the founders still keep BlackBerry devices on themselves when it comes to texting, especially when there are many other brands out there that they could have gone for, not to mention WhatsApp’s initial resistance to the BlackBerry 10 platform. What do you guys think? Do you agree that when it comes to texting that BlackBerry phones does it best?
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