23 April 2013 by Permi Krishna
A slide phone is one of the mobile phone form factors, which implements two separate but connected panels: one for the screen and one for the keypad - sliding out on rails along vertical or horizontal axes. Slide phones give you the whole advantage of using standard or QWERTY keypads and sliding them back behind the display when not in use, to maintain the compactness of the phone. Typically, slide phones can be operated single handed.
The latest slide cell phones which some of them are smart phones are integrated with touch screen feature with the thought of increasing the screen size and reducing the keypad size. The accelerometers in the slide phones automatically rotate the screen layout between portrait and landscape modes, depending on the sliding keypad use. Since the sliding keypads allow faster typing, they can be used for messaging and emailing purposes by realtors and business people.
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