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Minuum Android keyboard sparks crowdfund interest with one-row layout

Minuum Android keyboard sparks crowdfund interest with one-row layout

This week a set of developers hoping to create a new way for users to use touchscreen-based keyboards have seem some significant success, finding 873% of their goal met in their first crowdfunded venture. The app environment these developers have presented is "Minuum Keyboard", one created for Android devices initially, here showing off the entire English alphabet in a single row near the bottom of a smartphone or tablet screen. Having met their Indegogo goal several times over, they're now headed for a June release for the software in beta.

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BlackBerry R10 budget QWERTY and Q10 top-tier smartphones close at hand

BlackBerry R10 budget QWERTY and Q10 top-tier smartphones close at hand

This week the BlackBerry 10 is extending its hand in both unofficial and official manners, with the BlackBerry R10 leaking as a QWERTY budget smartphone running BlackBerry 10 and the Q10 hitting pre-orders. With the BlackBerry Q10, we've already had a couple of looks at the device and have been no less impressed with it than we were with the Z10 - take that how you will. With the BlackBerry R10 it would appear that the company is indeed going back on its assurance that they'd never create another budget phone again - here's BlackBerry 10 for everyone!

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A QWERTY Lumia? Don’t hold your breath says Nokia’s smartphone boss

A QWERTY Lumia? Don’t hold your breath says Nokia’s smartphone boss

Nokia may not have ruled out a QWERTY Windows Phone for its portfolio, but the chances of a device with a physical keyboard are shrinking, according to smartphone chief Jo Harlow. Speaking to SlashGear at Mobile World Congress this week, where Nokia took its Windows Phone 8 range to five devices with the addition of the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720, Harlow admitted that the company's reluctance to revisit physical text entry options was down to a fear of being left on the wrong side of the mobile industry's momentum - again.

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SwiftKey 4 unleashed: Flow your way to next-level Android typing

SwiftKey 4 unleashed: Flow your way to next-level Android typing

Today SwiftKey 4 has been revealed, integrating the abilities of what we've seen very recently with the beta of SwiftKey Flow and a collection of new features we've never seen before. What this app represents is a next-level Android-based on-screen keyboard experience, complete with word predictions, a multi-tiered learning interface, and now the ability to "flow" from key to key for typing without ever lifting a finger.

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BlackBerry 10 event wrap-up: RIM sheds name for bright future

BlackBerry 10 event wrap-up: RIM sheds name for bright future

Today we've seen quite the showing by the company formerly known as Research in Motion, starting with no less than a complete re-naming of the company to "BlackBerry". If that gesture weren't enough to convince the public that the group was and I all-in on their 2013 bid to necessitate the BlackBerry universe, two new devices and a fully functional reboot of the operating system were certainly meant to. We've got hands-on with both of the newly delivered smart devices, accessories they'll be using, and details on the whole day ready for your perusal right this minute.

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BlackBerry Q10 official as QWERTY touchscreen hero

BlackBerry Q10 official as QWERTY touchscreen hero

This week the folks at BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) have revealed BlackBerry 10 and one of two new hero devices for the software: the BlackBerry Q10. This device has a combination of two user interfaces, one a touchscreen, the other a classic BlackBerry keyboard. The details surrounding this device have been "leaked" several times before this first official reveal, but the final specifications have (as we're finding here) never been perfectly nailed by any one leak or tip - stainless steel, edge to edge glass, and a full BlackBerry 10 experience await you!

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Samsung Galaxy M Pro 2 leaked with QWERTY Android onboard

Samsung Galaxy M Pro 2 leaked with QWERTY Android onboard

A device with only a Samsung code-name GT-B7810 has appeared with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a lovely full QWERTY keyboard in a set of leaked photos. This machine looks to be the next step in an evolution from the original Samsung Galaxy M Pro released in 2012, complete with some metal (or metallic) Android menu keys still running strong. This device will likely take on the soon-to-be-existing BlackBerry 10 with a rather business-minded body ready for action.

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BlackBerry X10 QWERTY touch smartphone leaked in single white-case photo

BlackBerry X10 QWERTY touch smartphone leaked in single white-case photo

There appears to be a whole new double-down in the BlackBerry 10 universe this week with a leaked image of what's being called the BlackBerry X10. This device sits in a photo near the BlackBerry Z10 all-touch smartphone as well as the BlackBerry Dev Alpha C smartphone given to 1,500 developers earlier this year. This photo is fairly clear, but of course completely unofficial and unconfirmed by RIM.

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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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