If you're a longtime BlackBerry user (so, likely a big fan of that hardware keyboard), but are looking to switch to the Android platform, Sprint's Motorola Admiral is for you.
The smartphone is one of a few on the market that offer a full QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen that both work incredibly well. The coolest thing about the phone, however, is not its input method, but its push-to-talk capabilites via a Direct Connect (DC) button right in the middle of the left side of the phone.
By pressing and holding this button you can instantly call people who have phones with the same DC feature (up to 20 preset numbers). You can call them regardless of distance, the way you would with a walkie-talkie. In my tests, this feature worked very well and was fun to use. The Admiral is the first smartphone to support push-to-talk on Sprint's CDMA network. If you don't like push-to-talk, however, the DC button can be reprogrammed to quickly bring up any app or other feature. … Read more