Samsung's E65 ereader has gone on sale in the UK, though you'll have to dig a little deeper than you would for a Kindle. Currently priced at £213 ($336) through Pixmania, though apparently coming to high street retailers PC World and Currys for £199.99 ($316), the E65 has a 6-inch E Ink display, QWERTY keyboard and WiFi, along with a digital stylus for notetaking.
HTC has announced its range of Windows Phone 7 smartphones, with models set to debut in Europe on October 21 and in the US on November 7. The HTC 7 Mozart, HTC 7 Trophy and HTC HD7 will all launch in the UK as carrier exclusives, while the HTC 7 Surround will be an AT&T exclusive in the US. Meanwhile a fifth device, the HTC 7 Pro, will arrive in Europe later in 2010 complete with a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and broad network availability . More details after the cut.
Today, AT&T officially announced the upcoming availability of their latest Pantech-manufactured landscape sliding device, the Laser. Interestingly enough, while it does feature a full, physical QWERTY keyboard, the Laser is touted as being the thinnest device with that feature available for AT&T. But, if that's not enough to grab you, the other features may be enough.
You know what the living room needs? More buttons; enough of them to sufficiently confuse any adult over the age of 29 so thoroughly that they run, weeping to the bathroom. Happily Sony is jumping in to sate our hunger for tiny keys, with ABC previewing the company's upcoming Google TV remote control in its Nightline special.
AT&T has outed three Android phones fresh to its network, the Motorola BRAVO, Motorola FLIPOUT and the Motorola FLIPSIDE. The BRAVO is a full-touchscreen candybar while the FLIPOUT (which we've obviously seen before) and the FLIPSIDE each have hardware QWERTY keyboards and rotate or slide respectively.
Panasonic perhaps aren't the first people you'd think of to produce a portable gaming system, but the company is hoping to change your mind with their new The Jungle. The clamshell console packs in a touchpad, full QWERTY keyboard, high-resolution display and various ports including mini-HDMI and microUSB.
Video demo after the cut
For a company that's built its reputation on hardware keyboards, RIM's decision not to give the BlackBerry PlayBook anything but an on-screen QWERTY could be seen as an unusual one. Still, there's plenty of scope for accessories; the press release may be light on details, but we can draw a few conclusions from what RIM has said. For instance, as well as the microHDMI and microUSB, there are battery charging contacts on the PlayBook tablet.