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Nokia E6-00 leaks: Refreshed Symbian on QWERTY/touch candybar

Nokia E6-00 leaks: Refreshed Symbian on QWERTY/touch candybar

Nokia's E6-00 smartphone has leaked, the apparent successor to the Nokia E72. The QWERTY device runs Symbian^3, but unlike its predecessors has a touchscreen display for easier use. It will also run the updated version of Symbian, complete with four homescreens - rather than the three panes we've seen on the N8, C7 and E7 - and more flexible widgets.

Otherwise we're expecting a 640 x 480 screen - higher than Nokia's usual nHD 640 x 360 panels - together with WCDMA/HSPA and WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE. There's also talk of an 8-megapixel autofocus camera complete with an LED flash, but we're yet to see the rear of the E6-00 to know for sure.

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HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Facebook Phones debut

HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Facebook Phones debut

HTC has announced a pair of Facebook phones at MWC 2011, two affordable Android devices with a focus on social networking. The first of the pair is the HTC ChaCha, a physical QWERTY handset paired with a 2.6-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, followed by the HTC Salsa, an all-touch version with a 3.4-inch touchscreen. Both the ChaCha and Salsa have a dedicated Facebook button, hard-coded to instantly share content like photos, music links or Facebook Places location links.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pro slaps QWERTY on the Neo

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pro slaps QWERTY on the Neo

Sony Ericsson's surprise smartphone for MWC 2011 was the XPERIA Pro, a business-centric handset running Android and packing a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Like the XPERIA Neo there's a 3.7-inch 854 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, only the Pro adds a full QWERTY keyboard that uses Smart Keyboard software to automatically load up predictive messaging depending on the app you're in when you pop the 'board out.

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HTC 7 Pro Review

HTC 7 Pro Review

Of all Microsoft's launch partners for Windows Phone, HTC led the pack from the gate with the most devices. The HTC 7 Pro has taken the longest to arrive, frustratingly given it's the model we were most interested in, pairing Windows Phone 7 with a solid physical keyboard and a handsomely purposeful design. Worth the wait? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Nokia E7 Review

Nokia E7 Review

Arriving on the market late, the Nokia E7 finds itself launching at a shaky point in the Finnish company's history. Under new management, suffering doubts - internal and external - over the strength of its current platforms, and watching increasing amounts of attention and revenue being taken by key rivals like Apple, Nokia has high expectations for its new business flagship. Misplaced, misguided or money in the bank? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HP Pre3: 1.4GHz webOS flagship

HP Pre3: 1.4GHz webOS flagship

HP has officially announced the third-generation Pre, the HP Pre3, the company's new flagship webOS smartphone. Based around a 3.58-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen and offering an enlarged slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Pre3 runs Qualcomm's 1.4GHz MSM8x55 chipset with either 8GB or 16GB of storage. HP has also used its new Touchstone technology, which allows the new webOS range to transfer information by tapping them together.

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HP Veer shrinks webOS to 2.6-inches

HP Veer shrinks webOS to 2.6-inches

HP has officially announced the HP Veer, the smallest webOS smartphone to date at around the size of a credit card. Billed as bridging the gap between feature phones and smartphones, the Veer has a 2.6-inch glass touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It also packs the latest Touchstone technology, allowing webOS devices to transfer information simply by tapping them together.

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Nokia E7 shipping: Hands-On

Nokia E7 shipping: Hands-On

The Nokia E7 is finally shipping, the Symbian QWERTY business phone making its retail debut in several markets this week. Announced all the way back at Nokia World 2010 in September, until the first MeeGo devices arrive the E7 will be the de-facto flagship of Nokia's range, with its 4-inch Clear Black display and 8-megapixel camera. One of a few rare review units dropped onto the SlashGear test bench last week; check out our first impressions after the cut

Update: Video added after the cut

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