In short: Is there still demand for phones with a physical keyboard? The Kickstarter for the Unihertz Titan Slim definitely suggests this. The project passed its $50,000 goal in one day and is currently only half a million dollars with 27 days to go.
Developer Unigertz is a veteran when it comes to funding non-traditional phones like the tiny Atom and Jelly on Kickstarter. Titan Slim it may not be a super-small device, but its BlackBerry-style physical keyboard will make it stand out from the crowd.
This is not the first Titan phone; it joins the rugged Titan, a fairly massive device, and the Titan Pocket, a smaller version of the original. Unihertz calls the Titan Slim the most elegant and modern phone it has ever made.
Patrons can get Titan Slim for around $249, which is 25% off the regular amount. Obviously it won’t offer flagship specs at this price: 4.2-inch 1280 x 720 screen, no 5G, 2019 Mediatek Helio P70 chipset, and cameras you wouldn’t want to capture memorable moments with, but it has there’s fingerprint and face unlock capabilities, dual SIM support, and that physical keyboard with remapping keys.
After plans to launch a new BlackBerry phone were killed earlier this year, those who still crave phones with physical keyboards are left with few options. A lot of people seem to like the look of the Titan Slim despite some mixed reviews. With 27 days left in the promotion, 1,915 backers pledged $481,210, nearly ten times the $50,000 target.
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