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BlackBerry Q10 appears in USA with T-Mobile, business first

BlackBerry Q10 appears in USA with T-Mobile, business first

This week the BlackBerry Q10 has been ushered in to the United States smartphone market with announcements from carriers across the board, starting with T-Mobile. As T-Mobile noted earlier today, they'll be bringing pre-orders to the web starting on the 29th of April with business customers first up for in-hand action. This follows the strategy delivered with T-Mobile's push for the BlackBerry Z10 earlier this year.

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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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