We have shortlisted below the 6 best messaging phones that would aid all tech enthusiasts equipped with ‘fidgety fingers’. Besides chatting up with loved ones through engrossed audio conversation, another great way to stay closely connected with them is through messaging. SMS, emails, IM, WhatsApp, Twitter and updating Facebook are just some of the ways which help strengthen the bond with friends and family. In order to type your thoughts out in text quickly, a formidable phone seems to be the need of the hour.
1. Samsung Messager III QWERTY:
The mere mention of the name Samsung Messager III QWERTY actually says it all. Owners are endowed with different multimedia options such as sending text or photos messages. They also have the ability to send all their latest poses snapped through the 1.3 megapixel camera directly to their Myspace or Facebook page.
It is further embedded with the impressive xT9 predictive Text technology that helps speed up the process of typing those long messages. All the magic takes place on the stylish slider QWERTY keypad which snaps back in place and safely conceals it out of sight when not in use. Weighing in at just 3.7 ounces and measuring 4.59 x 2.1 x 0.59 inches, this offering can easily be accommodated in the pocket, purse or pouch.
2. Motorola Droid Pro:
As suggested by the company, the Motorola Droid Pro enables owners to ‘work hard and play hard’. There is a familiar optimized portrait-oriented QWERTY keyboard measuring 54 mm x 27mm along with a large touchscreen display for typing and viewing your text messages, even one hand tied behind your back.
On the business front, the Droid Pro manages to keep up with your fast-paced lifestyle by easily integrating work emails, contacts and calendar for unmatched productivity whether it’s in the office, at a meeting or while holidaying in the Bahamas. Packed with a 1GHz processor, the handset enables easy internet surfing and downloading of files.
The list of messaging phones cannot be complete without the mention of a RIM product and in this case, we have picked out the BlackBerry Torch 9800. The sleek handset offers you a choice of four different input methods.
This includes the physical QWERTY keyboard for that familiar typing experience while the other three keyboard styles feature SureType, Multitap and full keyboard layout option. While the former is fashioned to predict words, the latter is used in punching phone numbers and passwords. The last option pops up when the device is being held in a horizontally angle.
4. HTC ChaCha:
Next addition to our messaging phones compilation is the HTC ChaCha with HTC Sense which helps your fingers dance around the QWERTY keypad with ease thanks to the spaced-out and well-balanced raised buttons strewn across the phone. There is even a dedicated Facebook share button which further aids users in sharing photos, music, status and location updates with just a simple touch.
All notifications and messages can be typed out superfast as revealed by the company. Furthermore, whether it’s catering to the heap of pals or heap of work, all actions can be carried out with ease. If soar thumbs are the outcome of fast QWERTY punching, then the company also offers the choice of entering messages through the clear touchscreen. Touch or type, it’s your call.
5. Pantech Link II:
‘Get the message out’ is what the company seems to be saying with the Pantech Link II handset. This device lets you ‘get the word out’ to all the important people in your life by utilizing the full physical keyboard as well as the user-friendly messaging tools infused within the offering. Besides easy typing, it also boasts of an ultra-thin form factor which further makes it easier and more comfortable to belt out those letters. Also fitted into the device is an improved 2 megapixel camera with a 4x zoom for photography enthusiasts. There are loads of great apps and tools pre-loaded into the Pantech Link II for keeping your business and personal life better organized.
6. Samsung Epic 4G:
The Samsung Epic 4G smartphone is the final entrant into the list of messaging phones. Featuring the Android 2.1 OS, this handset boasts of a spacious 4-inch Super AMOLED display, anti-smudge, anti-reflective, and anti-scratch screen. You can spell out all your thoughts onto the screen faster than you think them in lightening fast manner by simply zigzagging your way across the screen.
This can be carried out thanks to the inclusion of the Swype Text Input technology. For catering perfectly to the ‘button-pusher’ in you, there is also a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard located on the handset. Shutter bugs can also take advantage of the 5-megapixel camera complete with 4x digital zoom.
Stated above are the best messaging phones for those who adore being in the midst of all the action. We however caution you against texting and driving as that is as bad as talking on your cell phone while driving around. So stay safe and message faster.