Keyboards and Android have had an on again/off again relationship since the G1. LG's looking to get involved in the affair with the LG Optimus Q2. Announced today for Korean markets as a follow-up to the Korea only Optimus Q, the Q2 brings NVIDIA's Tegra 2 refresh the Tegra 250 3D running its A9 cores at 1.2 GHz and its GPU at 400 MHz 30% higher than previously, a decent spec bump over the Tegra 2 devices that have come before it (Ed. note: NVIDIA tipped us off that the updated chip has no distinct model number and declined to confirm the GPU clockspeed, merely confirming that it is 30% faster. So with the normal clock at 333 MHz, and there being a 30% increase . . . well, you can do the math). The four row QWERTY keyboard and brushed aluminum body look quite stylish, and paired with a 4" WVGA IPS display that's reported to sport a blinding 700 nits of brightness. The previous Q was TD-SCDMA only, but a recent report from Electronista points to an upcoming Sprint phone that will go by the name Q, so this Korean star might make it to our shores after all. We're reaching out to LG in hopes of some good news. 


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  • retrospooty - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    I dont see it in the article. The droid 3 has a 4 incg screen with a 5 row qwerty and is .51 inches thin. Any specs on the LG?
  • warisz00r - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    Other source says the phone is about 10.5mm thin
  • warisz00r - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    My bad, my source was GSMArena and th equoted thickness was actually 12.3mm.
  • mythun.chandra - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    This has a 4" IPS screen, 4-row QWERTY keyboard and comes in at 12.3mm (~0.48 inches), potentially making it the thinnest Android QWERTY slider.
  • Troff - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

  • GullLars - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    This is totally OT regarding the optimus, but they are tauting QWERT, so not totally OT overall.
    QWERTY was designed to reduce typing speed (to prevent typer head jamming). A smiply alphabetical keyboard is faster (if you haven't typed touch on QWERTY for several years). If you want to go fast, dworak is way better (and easier to learn if you don't know qwerty).
  • kyuu - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    Kindly stop presenting popular misconceptions as facts, thanks.

    QWERTY was not designed to reduce typing speed. It was designed to prevent jamming by preventing sequential keystrokes from happening on neighboring keys, not to slow down fast typists (who didn't even exist when QWERTY was designed since it was designed for the first typewriter and, y'know, it's hard for typists to exist before the actual typewriter).
  • Black1969ta - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    Actually it was designed to slow down typist, if it was purposed as you say that make no sense as how many words in the dictionary are spelled with sequential alphabetical letters? I mean I like my Abcdef but I just never have to type that word and keep it behind closed doors.

    QWERTY is designed slow typing to help prevent the arms of the keys from tangling with each other, but not from sequential keystrokes of an alphabetical layout.
  • kyuu - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    This isn't a topic for debate. You're wrong. Google it. Here, I'll even do it for you:

    You can find many other sites offering an identical history, minus the editorial on Dvorak at the end, which I happen to agree with. Bad typers type slow, good typers type fast, regardless of if they use QWERTY or Dvorak. If the market suddenly shifted and preferred Dvorak, I'd welcome it as it does offer some advantages. But, in the meantime, QWERTY is used everywhere and it's not worth the bother to try and use Dvorak in a QWERTY world.
  • JNo - Monday, September 19, 2011 - link

    "LG Optimus Q2 Unites QWERTY with Thin"

    That's great - now which one's Qwerty and which one's Thin?

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