Aaron takes a look at the Samsung Captivate Glide, a nice little high-end Android phone that offers a physical QWERTY keyboard.  Available now at AT&T for $149.99, the Captivate Glide offers a 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, HSPA+ connectivity, and Android 2.3.5 with TouchWiz 4.0.  It may have a smaller display and a less powerful processor than the flagship devices, but it's proof that you can have a high-end device with a physical QWERTY keyboard.  Part 1 of 2.

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"Do you need a physical QWERTY keyboard?"

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Jennifer Launders Brian no there is not just start/stop
Brian Lewis Hey guys, quick question: Is there a pause button on the Camcorder function for the Captivate Glide?
Drew Page who says wack anymore? no, I don't. I love the iPhone 4's on-screen keyboard, though I wish the auto-correct was better.
Worldfamous McCrea I would never get a phone that's all touch screen....not in a million years...idc how responsive the onscreen keyboard is...that's the biggest deal breaker there is for me....I wouldn't even look at the phone 2x if it didn't have one....dead serious...just me...
Jared Prado It's wack on sgs2
Aprile Harris I have to have a physical keyboard...the touch screen isn't accurate enough.
PlazmicFlame I got a Blackberry and an iPod Touch.... I am a beast on both form factors. RAWR!
Shawn Davis Dunne Checked this out at store and buttons are not raised up enough not a great keyboard for a physical keyboard
Austin Proaps I won't get one unless they get way thinner. The g2 was to big, and I don't like the Droid physical keyboard. I like the gb keyboard anyway. That and swype
Hector Sedeño At first I didn't but now I'm wanting one.
Beach Bayby Not anymore...i like swype now that I do it!!
Jersey Joe Da-Know ONLY a FOOL "needs" or "WANTS" a physical keyboard!!!! Todays touchscreens are so responsive that theres NO NEED for a PHYS KEYBOARD"."
Paulette Garcia No hate them
Marti Ruiz No. thanka
Hector E Craig I like the gingerbread keyboard from the market. (The free one cuz the paid one the letters are too little) but yeah.
Johnny Conexion Central Hell no im cool
Evan Thomas @tochi the g2x is the successor to g2 bro....im using mine rite now
Emilie Damko I am way faster on the physical. I always look for one when I can.
Jacob Anderson The screen is way better and faster
Flako Ramirez Blackberry only
Louis Thevenot It sure would help.
John Zanatta Not with the amazing keyboard found in Windows Phone 7. Best keyboard out there.
Msk Waters oh and samsung galaxy s2epic 4g
Msk Waters i like samsung infuse
Msk Waters samsung captivate batter use is not long
Felipe Bautista No, but it doesn't hurt to have one.
Brandon Johnson You guys already asked this one... I think it was half and half, I went from a T9 to a virtual keyboard so I never needed a physical qwerty at all.
Johan Kolken Nope. And with ICS 4.0 ??..
Christopher Smith Brian: just get a phone that doesn't freeze. Lol. My phone have never frozen at all
Brian Johnson i like them because my HTC Inspire always freezes and you cant type on the touchscreen when that happens. A physical button changes that. It isn't needed but a nice combo of both is good. (an awesome phone though.)
Richard Ameen Nope. Android 2.3 keyboard I fly on and android 4.0 is supposed to be even better. iOS still is the most accurate and quickest keyboard. I'm faster on virtual than physical and most keyboard phones are too bulky
Cory Davis No, the buttons are too small.
Darren N Anderson Yeah, I do right 'bout now, so might have 2 watch this.
Delance Fortson iPhone 4s
Izgil Mardahayev Absolutely not.
Noneya Biz YESS!!! Can't stand screen keyboards. Ugh. Still waiting for a successor to the G2. Hope it comes out when I'm ready to upgrade.
Steven Basso It's nice to havee
Delance Fortson No, they are tacky and just bulky and gets in the way.
Gilberto Lopez no thank you
Carol Dudley-Bowen No, I don't. But, I prefer them.

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