QWERTY Keyboard

Samsung Galaxy Chat pairs QWERTY candybar with Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Galaxy Chat pairs QWERTY candybar with Ice Cream Sandwich

Android smartphones with non-sliding QWERTY keyboards are still something of a rarity, so forgive us for getting unduly interested in Samsung's Galaxy Chat, freshly announced today. Pairing a 3-inch QVGA touchscreen and a thumb-board, the Galaxy Chat may be something of a disappointment in most of its specifications, but a footnote by the Korean company confirms at least one curious tidbit: an LTE version is in the pipeline.

Continue Reading

Android BlackBerry could be QWERTY heaven says Google design chief

Android BlackBerry could be QWERTY heaven says Google design chief

Things aren’t looking good for RIM. The Q1 2013 fiscal results showed a massive loss, 5,000 jobs need to be cut from the company, and BlackBerry 10 has been delayed until next year. Reuters reported earlier this morning that Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer approached the troubled company in the past, courting them for a potential Windows Phone tie-up. RIM could turn towards Android too, with Google’s Matias Duarte believing the company could make some great Android hardware.

Continue Reading

RIM confirms first BlackBerry 10 device won’t have physical keyboard

RIM confirms first BlackBerry 10 device won’t have physical keyboard

RIM confirmed today that its very first BlackBerry 10 device will not be featuring a physical keyboard, which has been iconic of the brand. Instead, it will go the route of touchscreen only, featuring a soft-keyboard like the one previewed on the developer version back at BlackBerry World. However, RIM does note that Blackberry 10 devices with physical keyboards will be available in the future.

Continue Reading

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?

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next