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BlackBerry slider: touchscreen, WiFi-N & HSPA?

BlackBerry slider: touchscreen, WiFi-N & HSPA?

The talk of a BlackBerry slider smartphone continues to bubble, and BGR's sources reckon they have some fresh information on the matter.  The in-development device is apparently a portrait-orientation slider, more similar to the Palm Pre in form-factor than it is to the more common side-sliding QWERTY handsets, and it's likely to have a touchscreen along with the pull-out 'board.  In fact the source reckons this particular BlackBerry is what the ongoing Magnum/Dakota project - which paired a keyboard, touchscreen and optical joystick - evolved into.

That would leave the unnamed new device as pretty much a BlackBerry Storm 9520 with a slide-up keyboard similar to the BlackBerry Bold.  Other specs include WiFi 802.11n - "100% support" insists the source - and a 360 x 480 display.  Software is expected to be BlackBerry OS 6.0, and - best of all - this isn't going to be a Verizon exclusive; RIM's first slider will be a GSM/HSPA device.

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro adds QWERTY, drops a few megapixels

Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro adds QWERTY, drops a few megapixels

Sony Ericsson have announced a QWERTY version of their Vivaz touchscreen S60 smartphone, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro.  Packing a 5.1-megapixel camera, 3.2-inch 360 x 640 touchscreen and a VGA output, the Vivaz pro also has a slide-out keyboard for speedier messaging.  Connectivity includes UMTS/HSPA (with both 900/2100 and 850/1900/2100 models planned), WiFi, Bluetooth, VGA TV output and a USB port, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Notion Ink Tegra Android smartpad uses Pixel Qi display

Notion Ink Tegra Android smartpad uses Pixel Qi display

CES 2010 is likely to see a fair few internet tablets being announced, but SlashGear has heard about one particular model that has more than a little promise. Notion Ink's as-yet unnamed Android "smartpad" is based on an unnanounced NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset supporting 1080p Full HD video playback, has integrated WiFi, Bluetooth and UMTS/HSDPA, and - perhaps most interestingly - is the first confirmed device to use the Pixel Qi transflective display. Notion Ink are saving the live hardware shots for CES - hence the renders - but they did send us some photos of the 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 Pixel Qi panel in action, which you can see after the cut along with the full specifications.

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Google Nexus One has T-Mobile 3G says FCC [Updated]

Google Nexus One has T-Mobile 3G says FCC [Updated]

The Google Nexus One spills keep on coming, and hot on the heels of leaked shots of the Android 2.1 smartphone in action comes an FCC filing with some juicy UMTS/HSDPA details.  According to the filing, as well as quadband GSM/EDGE the Nexus One has support for both AT&T and T-Mobile 3G in the US, thanks to a triband 850/1700/1900 radio.

Update: Looks like things may not be so clean-cut as first believed.  While the triband radio is listed, it apparently has support for the I, IV, and VIII bands but incorrectly includes AT&T 3G support in the VIII band.  That means T-Mobile users in the US will be fine - together with European users - but AT&T support isn't yet confirmed.

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Motorola Sholes images leak: HDMI, 8MP camera and Android

Motorola Sholes images leak: HDMI, 8MP camera and Android

It feels like rumors about the Motorola Sholes have been around forever, but the mysterious Android-based slate looks to be finally emerging from the geeky shadows.  Mobile01 have acquired some images of the device, though not a full shot, together with some specifications: apparently the Sholes will have a 3.7-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen (just like the DROID) together with an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with Xenon flash and - in a first for an Android smartphone - an HDMI output.

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Verizon Droid gets previewed; AT&T version spotted; Droid army predicted

Verizon Droid gets previewed; AT&T version spotted; Droid army predicted

By now we know that the Verizon Droid not only looks good, but has plenty of technical promise too, and BGR have followed up their preliminary hands-on with a more comprehensive preview of the Android smartphone.  The Motorola Droid gets praised for its "sharp, vibrant, bright and really, really responsive" 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen, while the keyboard may lack travel and feature closely-packed buttons but it's good enough for "efficient" typing and is better than the T-Mobile G1.  Meanwhile the charging dock/multimedia station (which you can see in a video demo after the cut) automatically turns the Droid into a weather station.

Droid feedback, plus news on AT&T's Droid and a whole Droid army after the cut

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