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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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Motorola CLIQ 2 Review

Motorola CLIQ 2 Review

First announced back in late 2009, the Motorola CLIQ was not only the company's first attempt at an affordable Android QWERTY phone but the debut for MOTOBLUR. It's taken over a year for the true successor to emerge, the Motorola CLIQ 2, and Android, MOTOBLUR and the smartphone segment in general have undergone some significant changes in the meantime. Has Motorola done enough with the CLIQ 2 to stay competitive? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Android Sidekick 4G rumored for T-Mobile HSPA+ [Update: Confirmed!]

Android Sidekick 4G rumored for T-Mobile HSPA+ [Update: Confirmed!]

T-Mobile's Sidekick range met its end back in July 2010, with the carrier promising it was would "work on the next chapter of our storied Sidekick franchise." According to TmoNews, that chapter will involve Android 2.3 Gingerbread; their source claims to have been briefed this week on a new T-Mobile Sidekick 4G running Google's open-source platform and packing both a physical QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen display.

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