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Phone Roundup: Samsung Alias 2 unboxing, MOTO W7 and more

Phone Roundup: Samsung Alias 2 unboxing, MOTO W7 and more

There's always interesting phone-related news popping up on our radar, so we'd thought we'd share some of what we've found with you in a new Phone Roundup! First up is the Motorola Moto W7 Active Edition, announced yesterday, which features two cameras (a 2-megapixel for stills and one VGA for video calls), Bluetooth, expandable microSD card memory, and motion-controlled games plus a pedometer.

We also caught a glimpse of an unboxing of the Samsung Alias 2, which sports an E-ink QWERTY keyboard and a decent price tag of $79.99.

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Verizon Samsung Alias 2 on sale: $79.99

Verizon Samsung Alias 2 on sale: $79.99

Verizon Wireless have launched the Samsung Alias 2, the distinctive dual-hinged clamshell with an E Ink QWERTY keyboard.  Available now priced at $79.99 after an $50 online discount, the Alias 2 has a 2.6-inch QVGA display, 2-megapixel camera and Bluetooth, including support for the stereo headset profile.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 19 2009

We’ve had some much-anticipated and long-awaited gadgets land at SlashGear this week, so we’ve gone overboard with unboxing videos and hands-on galleries.  The Verizon MiFi 2200 only had its official announcement earlier this week, but we’ve been waiting for the Novatel EVDO-hotspot for so long you must forgive us some excitement.  Meanwhile the Vodafone HTC Magic has the honor of being only the second Android phone to the market, while the Tonium Pacemaker manages to offer something unique in a sea of PMPs.

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Samsung Alias 2 gets video E Ink keyboard demo

Samsung Alias 2 gets video E Ink keyboard demo

The Samsung Alias 2 isn't officially meant to go on sale until May 11th, but that hasn't stopped one Verizon rep from selling one a few days early.  That lucky shopper turned out to be JenJen from HowardForums, and she put together a demo video of the Alias 2's E Ink keyboard in action.

Video demo of the Alias 2 after the cut

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Samsung Alias 2 and Motorola Rival caught in wild

Samsung Alias 2 and Motorola Rival caught in wild

Live shots of the Samsung Alias 2 U750 and the Motorola Rival a445 have leaked, ahead of their official release on Verizon.  The Alias 2 is a dual-folding clamshell with an E Ink keypad that offers both numeric and QWERTY layouts; according to phoneArena's source, the keys refresh "very smoothly and flawlessly".

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Samsung Alias2 hitting Verizon May 11th with E Ink keys?

Samsung Alias2 hitting Verizon May 11th with E Ink keys?

The Samsung Alias2 is tipped to be hitting Verizon store shelves on May 11th, according to sources at the carrier.  The phone will be the first handset in the US to use E Ink for its keypad: as suggested when the first images of the Alias2 emerged, the dynamic keys can switch from landscape QWERTY to portrait numeric pad.

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Verizon Alias2 leaks with “dynamic keys”

Verizon Alias2 leaks with “dynamic keys”

Details of the Verizon Alias2 have leaked, suggesting the carrier hasn't given up on the original Alias U740 dual-hinge concept.  The Alias2 still opens in portrait and landscape orientations, but now there are apparently dynamically-changing keys that change their labels depending on which way round the handset is held.

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