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HTC 7 Trophy tipped by Vodafone: QWERTY Windows Phone 7 candybar?

HTC 7 Trophy tipped by Vodafone: QWERTY Windows Phone 7 candybar?

Mention of a new HTC-made Windows Phone 7 device has popped up in Vodafone's database, with BestBoyz's source spotting the mysterious smartphone on the German branch of the carrier's systems.  The "HTC 7 Trophy" has no details beyond the name, but the "7" certainly suggests Microsoft's upcoming smartphone OS; meanwhile it's not the first time we've heard of the Trophy name, either.

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T-Mobile G2 gets $199.99 price tag courtesy of Best Buy

T-Mobile G2 gets $199.99 price tag courtesy of Best Buy

T-Mobile USA were so excited yesterday when they officially announced the T-Mobile G2 that they forgot to specify how much the Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone would be or when exactly it would arrive on shelves.  Happily Best Buy's press release writers have far more common sense; the retailer has confirmed that the G2 is up for preorder sometime today - at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement - and will begin shipping October 6th.

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Motorola outs NYXgreen super-capacitor remote

Motorola outs NYXgreen super-capacitor remote

Motorola's remote control team has been busy, looking at not only how they can speed up text entry when using the company's IPTV set-top boxes but how we can avoid switching AA batteries every couple of months.  The former problem is easier, of course - their NYXboard slaps a QWERTY keyboard on the reverse of a regular remote - while the latter rather excitingly uses super capacitors and a fast-charging stand.

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Philips Home Control DUAL Hides the QWERTY Keyboard on the Bottom

Philips Home Control DUAL Hides the QWERTY Keyboard on the Bottom

If you don't think gesture control is the revolution for your living room, and want something a bit more traditional, but still adds that flair of the future you're so eagerly anticipating, then Philips might be the safer way to go. At least, as far as concept designs go, anyway. Their new Home Control DUAL remote control proves that all sides, the essential ones, anyway, can be utilized to the best of their ability, and make your next remote all the more useful.

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RIM BlackBerry patent describes convertible touchscreen/QWERTY phone

RIM BlackBerry patent describes convertible touchscreen/QWERTY phone

A newly filed patent application by RIM suggests the cellphone manufacturers designers are considering an extending, rotating form-factor that could allow for multiple hardware control surfaces such as a QWERTY keyboard and numeric keypad.  The application, titled "Handheld electronic device with rotatable member", shows a phone with a pull-out second section that could be used in portrait or landscape orientation depending on messaging or phone use; however it could also offer a hardware keyboard on one side and a touchscreen display on the other.

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