NEC Terrain for AT&T does nothing for the reputation of portrait QWERTY Android devices

NEC TerrainPortrait QWERTY Android phones don’t really get much love, and there’s a very good reason for that. On the very rare occasion when they actually exist, they’re usually crap. NEC is the latest to throw their hat into the ring with the Terrain for AT&T, but it doesn’t look to be a gamechanger, much to the chagrin of the tactile lovers out there. It’s got a 3.1″ display of unspecified ‘high resolution’ being powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 and a pair of 5MP/0.3MP cameras. There’s also ‘up to’ 8GB of built-in storage and Android 4.0, which looks totally ridiculous with software keys on that tiny screen. In its defence, it does have a rugged frame, LTE support and business-centric push-to-talk and encryption features but, given that it is neither the most compelling QWERTY or rugged offering from Ma Bell – those nods go to the BlackBerry Q10 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Active¬†respectively – I find it difficult to see this selling well at $99.99 on a 2 year deal starting June 21st.

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Via Engadget

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