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Verizon Samsung Zeal official: E Ink keys, dual-hinge and Exchange support

Verizon Samsung Zeal official: E Ink keys, dual-hinge and Exchange support

We spotted Verizon's new E Ink feature-phone, the Samsung Zeal, getting a premature preview earlier today, but the carrier has now come clean on the dual-hinge handset. Like the Alias 2 before it, the Samsung Zeal has a full QWERTY keyboard which uses E Ink keys; that allows the layout to change according to what app is running and which way around the handset is being held.

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Nokia E7 due from December 10 [Update]

Nokia E7 due from December 10 [Update]

Nokia has confirmed that the Nokia E7 will begin shipping on December 10, though the company's Twitter account says that not all countries will get the 4-inch Symbian^3 smartphone on that date. The E7 was announced back at Nokia World 2010 and tipped for a Q4 2010 launch; it has a full QWERTY keyboard and similar styling to the N8.

Update: Nokia has made a mistake, it seems, and now says the E7 is on track to ship in December 2010 rather than on December 10th.

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Softbank’s Sharp GALAPAGOS 003SH & 005SH get Capcom 3D gaming

Softbank’s Sharp GALAPAGOS 003SH & 005SH get Capcom 3D gaming

Sharp's GALAPAGOS range isn't just about big ereader tablets; the company has just unveiled two new Softbank Android smartphones, the GALAPAGOS 003SH and 005SH, which each offer glasses-free 3D on their 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen displays.  The 003SH has a 9.6-megapixel camera, while the 005SH has an 8-megapixel camera but makes up for the shortfall with a slide-out four row QWERTY keyboard.

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Sharp IS01 Android MID hits US for $246

Sharp IS01 Android MID hits US for $246

Sharp's 5-inch Android MID, the IS01, has finally made it to US shores, though it's not quite the perfect release we were hoping for.  Importer Conics are doing the honors, rather than Sharp itself: they've listed the clamshell handset for a mere $246, which gets you a 5-inch 960 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and twin cameras.

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