QWERTY Keyboard

Nokia Asha 210 brings the QWERTY with a dedicated WhatsApp key

Nokia Asha 210 brings the QWERTY with a dedicated WhatsApp key

Nokia has a new QWERTY phone today, and as we suspected it slots into the company's cheaper Asha line, rather than being the keyboard-equipped Lumia many have been hoping for. The Asha 210 packs full-QWERTY into a candybar form-factor, but also includes a dedicated WhatsApp shortcut key, with free lifetime service on the cross-platform messaging app for anyone who buys the single- or dual-SIM versions of the phone.

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Nokia teases new QWERTY phone (but don’t expect a keyboard Lumia)

Nokia teases new QWERTY phone (but don’t expect a keyboard Lumia)

Nokia has teased a new QWERTY device, using the company's current primary-color scheme, though the phone seems unlikely to be the much-anticipated keyboard-equipped Lumia Windows Phone. Only a tiny glimpse of the handset - which will be officially revealed on Wednesday - has been shown so far, but Nokia has said that Mobile Phones technology marketing director Neil Broadley will be manning the Q&A session, implying that we're looking at a new Asha device, not a true smartphone.

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BlackBerry Q10 release set for April 26th in UK

BlackBerry Q10 release set for April 26th in UK

While the official release of the BlackBerry Q10 has still not been confirmed for any USA-based mobile carriers, the UK-based Vodafone has made it clear that April 26th will be the day they begin having the device in-stock. The BlackBerry Q10 is the physical QWERTY keyboard-toting hero phone for BlackBerry 10, the company's newest operating system release. You'll also find the BlackBerry Z10 already available across the world - that being the full-touch hero for BlackBerry 10.

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World of SwiftKey statistics reveal odd trends galore

World of SwiftKey statistics reveal odd trends galore

This week the folks at SwiftKey have revealed their newest worldwide trends chat, this time calling it "World of SwiftKey". This chart shows a collection of top notches in the countries that've beaten the rest for one reason or another inside the Android keyboard app - the most popular downloaded 3rd party keyboard app in the world, mind you. It all begins with the USA holding the record for Most SwiftKey Users - we won!

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ROCCAT launches Isku FX gaming keyboard

ROCCAT launches Isku FX gaming keyboard

For the PC gamer, there are a huge number of gaming keyboards available. A lot of these keyboards come decked out in LED lights so you can see what you're seeing while you're presumably playing in your darkened man cave, but the folks at ROCCAT have decided to take keyboard backlighting to the next level. Say hello to the new Isku FX gaming keyboard, a board that looks familiar at first but holds a really exciting feature beneath its keys.

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BlackBerry 10 demo video gives first glimpse of QWERTY hero device

BlackBerry 10 demo video gives first glimpse of QWERTY hero device

If you're looking to get a rather early look at the next generation of RIM devices in the BlackBerry 10 universe, you're in luck - a video has surfaced - leaked, rather - with a great first peek at the system. You'll be able to see the BlackBerry L Series and the BlackBerry N Series in all their glory. The L Series is something you may have glimpsed before, it having a full touchscreen interface, while the N Series has what you might recognize as a more classic BlackBerry look, complete with a lovely full physical QWERTY keyboard - minus the massive trackball, of course.

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Nokia N9 with slide-out keyboard leaked and cancelled

Nokia N9 with slide-out keyboard leaked and cancelled

If you were looking to get a Nokia N9 with a hardware keyboard sometime this year, you'll have a hard time seeing the images we're about to show you - a prototype device that brings the world just that. It's called the Nokia "Lauta" and has the code RM-742 attached to it, and MyNokiaBlog notes that the company had plans to release this device in 2011 but it never came to fruition. Thusly dies the MeeGo phone with a full QWERTY hardware keyboard that would have been oh-so-cute.

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Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE Review

Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE Review

This week we've had a look at the next slide-out QWERTY smartphone to hit the 4G LTE universe in the Motorola PHOTON Q. This device represents some of the best and the worst in the smartphone market today, starting with Motorola's lovely take on a QWERTY keyboard, complete with light-up keys that feel rather nice to tap away on. The Sprint network, on the other hand, has been a letdown - both to the operating system and the hardware it's working with.

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Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE: August 19th for $199.99

Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE: August 19th for $199.99

Motorola announced that the PHOTON Q 4G LTE would be coming sooner rather than later, and now the company has confirmed that the handset will be available to pre-order starting from today, with the phone expected to hit retail shelves this Sunday on August 19th. The phone commands the typical $200 price tag on a new two-year contract, and packs a five row horizontal QWERTY keyboard in conjunction with the latest internals.

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Motorola Photon Q confirmed for 2012 LTE launch

Motorola Photon Q confirmed for 2012 LTE launch

Motorola's Photon Q Android smartphone will go on sale later in 2012, it's been prematurely confirmed, an LTE smartphone for the US market. The QWERTY slider format is an underplayed one in the smartphone segment, with touchscreen-centric candybars most common, and so fans of the form-factor generally get more excited than most to see a new option on the horizon.

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