One of the most respected handset maker, which brought its name to a major highlight only using the QWERTY keypad was BlackBerry. The Canadian company has off late been struggling to come up and face the market competition. However, thanks to its BBM messaging app, the brand name was kept alive in the market.
BlackBerry, despite launching a series of latest devices powered by its BB10 operating system, didn't crack the mainstream market which is basically ruled by Android devices. On the contrary, the company chopped down the pricing of its device to some extent a couple of months ago.
But BlackBerry fans are still out there waiting for the company to strike back at the market. These stern followers are undauntedly comfortable using the physical QWERTY keypads and are pretty much against the touch and type display.
Thus today for those who are looking out for a handset with a QWERTY keypad and can't afford to go beyond their limited budget, GizBot hs come up with a number of devices, which might serve the best as an alternative to the BlackBerry handsets.
We have also included the BlackBerry handset in the line-up. But the best part of the lineup is that all these devices come in a budget friendly price and are available in India. You can take a look at the devices we are discussing here via the sliders below:
Nokia Asha 210
Specwise, Asha 210 features a 2.4 inch TFT display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a pixel density of 167 ppi approximately, 2MP rear camera, 64GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB 2.0 and a 1,200 mAh battery offering up to 1104 hours standby and 12 hours talk time. Asha 210 comes with the Nokia Slam feature for sharing images and videos through Bluetooth without paring. Also, the handset comes with Easy Swap Dual SIM, preloaded YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Gmail applications.
BlackBerry Curve 9220
BlackBerry Curve 9220 features a 2.44-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The device features a well-spaced backlit QWERTY keyboard. This handset runs on older version of BlackBerry 7.1 OS which is packed with powerful pre-installed applications and the Curve has a 512 MB RAM as well. It sports a 2 megapixel camera which also features 5x zoom and lacks on front facing camera. The BlackBerry Curve 9220 features sensors like Accelerometer for UI auto-rotate and proximity sensor for auto turn-off. The slim and stylish 9220 Curve comes with 512 MB ROM which can be expanded up to 32 GB using microSD or microSD. Connectivity options on the BlackBerry Curve 9220 includes Wi-Fi, GPRS and EDGE platforms. Connectors like Bluetooth and USB port is also featured in the device. The Curve 9220 is powered by a Lithium-ion 1450 mAh battery, which provides a talk time up to 7 hours.
LG Optimus Pro C660
The phone is made in a bar design along with a full QWERTY keypad. With dimensions of 119.5x59.7x12.9mm and weighing in at just about 128gms the phone is quite handy. It features a 2.8 inch QVGA, 240x320 TFT capacitive touch display that throws in 262k color resolution. LG Optimus Pro C660 has a powerful 800 MHz processor and it runs on android 2.3 The phone runs on a standard Li-ion 1500mAh battery, which is the largest in its class that gives it up to 852hrs of standby and 13.5hrs of talk time. The phone supports both 2G GSM frequency ranges. The connectivity options include 3G as well as Wi-Fi. The gadget has an inbuilt memory of 156MB and the external memory card can be increased to up to 32GB by addition of a micro SD card. The phone comes along with a 2GB micro SD card.
Nokia Asha 205
Nokia Asha 205 has a 2.4 inch LCD display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution, VGA rear camera, 10MB free user memory, microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, 3.5mm audio jack connector and a 1,020 mAh BL-5C battery offering 11 hours talk time and 608 hours standby.
Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330
The Galaxy Chat B5330 comes with a 3-Inch TFT capacitive display and also features a Qwerty keypad. It is powered by a 850 MHz and runs on Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. There is a 2MP rear camera in the smartphones. There is an internal storage capacity of 4GB but you can also expand the storage capacity up to 32GB via microSD card. It comes powered by Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery.