Smart phones with hidden keyboards
Senior associate editor
Updated March 7, 2006
So you're in the market for a smart phone. The thing is, you want something that is sleek and has the ability to hide a full QWERTY keyboard. Well, you're in luck. The Sprint PPC-6700 boasts a nifty QWERTY keyboard that slides out when you need to fire off those complex messages (Verizon Wireless also offers a similar version with the UTStarcom XV6700). For something with more of a phone form factor, take a look at the Nokia 9300, which rocks a candy bar style but opens up to reveal a nice keyboard for your typing pleasure. If that's not cool enough for you, check out the Sony Ericsson P910a. This GSM phone is packed to the gills with a ton of awesome multimedia features, but it's that cool flip-down QWERTY keyboard that really turns heads. Behind the easy-to-use and powerful Windows-based Samsung SCH-i730's face is a comfortable slide-out keyboard, and the newest kid on the block is the Cingular 8125. Finally, you can't ignore the T-Mobile Sidekick II. The ultimate gadget for the fashion conscious, the T-Mobile Sidekick II has a full QWERTY keyboard that's great for chatting with friends while on the go; alternatively, if your tastes run more on the sophisticated and mature side, check out the T-Mobile MDA, which is like a Sidekick for grown-ups.