I voiced my opinion about making it a slide design at the time too, we were simply told "lol patents" by craig... But I would hate to lose the physical keyboard. It has come in very useful.
The second nub is very usefull if you play FPS games otherwise if it only had one it would be on the wrong side.
I dont see Craig backing down but I hope he stands aside and lets ED decide whats best for the project from now on. Craig has proved himself to be a major douchebag both in the way he spits at active developers and treats customers.
Unlocked 3GS outright costs about 500AUD on ebay. Same price as a pandora. Where I live is just under my avatar.
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