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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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Kyocera Rise offers QWERTY Android on a budget

Kyocera Rise offers QWERTY Android on a budget

Kyocera has outed its latest Android smartphone, the Kyocera Rise, a four-row QWERTY slider targeting the budget market with Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1GHz processor. The Rise has a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 IPS LCD touchscreen and 512MB of RAM, and uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon MSM8655 with 2GB of ROM space. There's also a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash and 30fps video recording.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 8, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 8, 2012

Incase you've been living under a rock, there's one whole heck of a lot of press flying around surrounding hackers and their devlish ways, most recently this group from over the sea cutting down Symantec with leaks of their old, old codes. Next there's some big time cameras coming out this spring, here with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 a bit of retro on the outside and power on the inside. For the mobile world, get ready for the Nokia customization party to commence as they ax thousands of jobs - and rely entirely on Windows Phone for power.

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Verizon DROID 4 by Motorola official with QWERTY and LTE

Verizon DROID 4 by Motorola official with QWERTY and LTE

Verizon has finally got around to launching the much-anticipated (and, for that matter, much-leaked) Motorola DROID 4, the Android device apparently taking the record for the "thinnest and most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone." Hiding a slide-out five-row QWERTY 'board behind a 4-inch qHD touchscreen, the DROID 4 has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, and runs Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in the pipeline.

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Samsung inTouch puts Skype on any HDTV

Samsung inTouch puts Skype on any HDTV

Samsung has launched the inTouch WiFi Skype camera, a Kinect-lookalike wirelessly-enabled webcam that turns a regular HDTV into a 720p video conferencing tool, YouTube player and web browser. The 3-megapixel fixed-focus webcam is paired with WiFi b/g/n and integrated microphone and speakers, while the inTouch itself actually runs a heavily skinned Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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SwiftKey Android keyboard developers grab $2.4m investment boost

SwiftKey Android keyboard developers grab $2.4m investment boost

This week the the group TouchType Ltd, best known for their keyboard application by the name of SwiftKey - as found on the Android Market this week on sale for 10 cents, mind you - have attained $2.4 million USD (£1.5m) in Series A financing to "accelerate consumer and OEM adoption." This investment is sure to bring the keyboard app developers a whole new round of investments to bring the typing solution to the forefront of the Android mobile operating system world. The investment has been lead by Octopus Investments and will ultimately improve one of the world's most popular Android apps to a whole new level of excellent.

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