I highly doubt VZW is going to request a OEM to create a QWERTY slider and the only device I've seen is from Dell who isn't making WP devices anymore
Like I said, if VZW requests the OEM to do so. The OEM aren't just going to modify an existing Android device to run Windows Phone 7.5 in hoping VZW will offer them to its customers.
Verizon doesn't even have a single Gen 2 WP7 device, so I don't see this happening. There haven't been any WP7 Gen 2 devices with physical keyboards at all. It's all on screen keyboards now. Pickens are pretty slim in the Android word for sliders as well.
It seems to be a trend in all phone OS's that as the onscreen keyboards improve, they move away from physical slideout keyboards since it increases hardware cost, and even though I know some people like them, a majority of people like to have a thinner phone. Until WP7 gains more market share, I doubt you will see OEM's going after that small market that want a WP7 device, that ALSO want a slide out keyboard. And even then, can't say it will be on Verizon.
Thanks for your reply.
Too Bad. WP7 got great press at the recent CES in Las Vegas.
I have signed the petition to motivate VZW to offer a better choice of Windows Phones.
I wasn't thinking of modifying and existing Android device - I was thinking that HTC or Nokia or someone would come with a good WP that has a slideout keyboard.
Well, maybe someone will be smart enough to create an accessory that is a keyboard that we can add on to the existing phone.
Those of use that have very large hands don't like the onscreen keyboards, but with the physical slideout keyboard, it makes things a lot easier.