You are going to be surprised at the pick for the best QWERTY smartphone of 2012, it’s not the latest iPhone or HTC, there isn’t a Galaxy in sight but it is from Samsung. What most smartphone reviews forget to consider is how practical a smartphone is in a holistic sense. It is great that some smartphones can do everything including start your car, but do they protect the environment? How about your wallet?
the Best Smartphone With a Keyboard
A lot of smartphones are still only available as contract phones and that is the kind of monthly bill that people are trying to avoid more and more. That is why the best of the smartphones of 2012 is definitely the Samsung Replenish and surprise! It’s a no-contract phone offered by Boost Mobile.
Looks Like a BlackBerry but With a Thin Twist
One look at the Replenish and you can see that is copied one of the best smartphones ever, the BlackBerry in its design. It is laid out the same, it is black with chrome trim and the screen and keyboard are arranged in the same manner. But there is one important difference that stands to capture an entire market.
One of the reasons this will quickly join the list of favorite smartphones for many is that while it is laid out like the BlackBerry the design is slightly smaller and narrower. Who cares about that? Every woman on Earth. Women, who represent a large slice of the smartphone demographic pie, have smaller hands then men and the Replenish design is ideal for small hands. The QWERTY keyboard is perfectly sized for fast typing. Forget a touchscreen, either you are doing the one finger hunt and peck with those or lugging around a frame stand – the QWERTY smartphone will always be the sign of a serious user.
What will also surprise many is that for all its similarities to RIM’s blackberry, Replenish is running Android Gingerbread and where Gingerbread is, Ice Cream Sandwich will soon follow. This suddenly pushes the Replenish to the front of the pack of the top smartphones of 2012. It also has a surprisingly good 2 megapixel rear camera and a decent processor and screen.
The case buttons controls are arranged in an intuitive and sensical pattern so they won’t inadvertently get triggered while you are using the phone and all of this operates over the Boost Mobile system which uses the Sprint network. This is an entry level smartphone and there is a lot it cannot do, but for what it is, it is perfect.
Best of All
A huge gold star goes into the Replenish column and adds to its ranking of being the best keyboard smartphone of 2012 because of its use of recycled materials. This smartphone is considered an “eco-product.” That is becoming more and more important to consumers and especially to the female demographic. Between this emphasis and the careful handling of its size and weight, it is fair to say this is the first smartphone designed for women.