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Swype Beta June 2012 hands-on

Swype Beta June 2012 hands-on

The first really giant 3rd party keyboard for Android, Swype, has released a brand new iteration of their still-beta build for all to see and love. What we've got here is a brief hands-on with each of the new features that this keyboard for your touch display-having Android devices is bringing forward this summer season. This build is being called "the next generation of Swype!" Can it live up to its own hype?

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RIM: BlackBerry 10 phones with physical QWERTY in pipeline

RIM: BlackBerry 10 phones with physical QWERTY in pipeline

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has insisted that there will be QWERTY-keyboard blessed BlackBerry 10 handsets when the new platform launches, despite the developer device being touch-only. The company prompted speculation yesterday that it was shifting away from its legendary hardware keyboards, when it confirmed plans to distribute a full-touch BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha to developers attending BlackBerry World 2012 this week, and spent keynote time demonstrating a new on-screen keyboard with predictive text.

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Intel slider concept combines tablet and ultrabook form factors

Intel slider concept combines tablet and ultrabook form factors

The eye-popping Nikiski wasn't the only new form factor that Intel explored in its CES press conference. It also showed off an Ultrabook design called the Slider that's not unlike a few of the smartphones and tablets we've seen in the last few years. Like a QWERTY smartphone, it hides a full keyboard beneath a sliding screen, running on standard x86 hardware and low-voltage chips.

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Motorola Pro+ Review

Motorola Pro+ Review

Motorola's DROID Pro made a play for the disloyal BlackBerry crowd, pairing Android with a QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen in a candybar form-factor. Blocky style and a low-res display did the Pro no favors, however, and so Motorola has returned with the Pro+, a smartphone targeting mobile professionals who don't want to be entirely embarrassed by their - or their IT department's - choice of handset. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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AT&T outs ATRIX 2, Samsung Captivate Glide and three more ‘Droids

AT&T outs ATRIX 2, Samsung Captivate Glide and three more ‘Droids

AT&T has announced a full five new Android devices, the Motorola ATRIX 2, Samsung DoubleTime, Samsung Captivate Glide, Pantech Pocket and AT&T Avail, taking the carrier's total 'droid-powered count to 19 this year. The ATRIX 2 and the Captivate Glide are the two most interesting, each packing 4G HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps downloads (network depending) along with 1GHz dual-core processors, 8-megapixel cameras with LED flash and Full HD video recording, and a 4.3-inch qHD display on the Motorola while the Samsung makes do with 4-inches of WVGA Super AMOLED.

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