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F(x)tec Pro 1 QWERTY slider phone misses its July shipping date

F(x)tec Pro 1 QWERTY slider phone misses its July shipping date

Making smartphones is difficult even for big companies like RED. How much more difficult it is, then, for startups who've had very little if almost no industry clout. And yet those are the things dreams are made of and for F(x)tec, a small delay of a few months isn't going to keep them down. That is indeed the current status of its inaugural phone, the F(x)tec Pro 1, whose design and functions will pull at techies' heartstrings, provided it actually ships at all.

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The Brydge keyboard to make your iPad Pro a MacBook is shipping

The Brydge keyboard to make your iPad Pro a MacBook is shipping

With iOS 13 promising to make the iPad Pro even more flexible as a laptop replacement, the arrival of the Brydge Pro keyboards for the tablets probably couldn't have come at a better time. Announced late last year, the keyboard accessories are finally up for order, if you can't do without MacBook-style input for your 11- or 12.9-inch slate.

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Livermorium to make a slider phone after failing at a Moto Mod

Livermorium to make a slider phone after failing at a Moto Mod

Some dreams live, some dreams die. And some dreams get killed off when supposed investors and supporter pull the rug from under them. That’s how many third-party Moto Mods died even before they could see the light of day. So what’s a small startup like Livermorium to do after being unable to deliver the much-awaited QWERTY slider Moto Mod? Why, make their own slider phone, of course! Good thing, then, that sliders are making a comeback.

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Moto Z Keyboard Mod slider is dead, new phone planned

Moto Z Keyboard Mod slider is dead, new phone planned

It isn’t unusual for successfully crowdfunded projects to pull the rug from under everyone’s feet, including their own. It isn’t even unusual for some not to refund their backers for complete lack of funds. What is somewhat unusual is for the creators to embark on an even more ambitious project. That does seem to be what the folks behind the Keyboard Mod for the Moto Z, formerly known as Livermorium, after it announced not just its cancellation but also its revival.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE leak tips a keyboard for the masses

BlackBerry KEY2 LE leak tips a keyboard for the masses

BlackBerry is readying a new, more affordable version of its KEY2 smartphone, for those who want a physical keyboard but are turned off by the premium price tag. Expected to launch as the BlackBerry KEY2 LE, the new device is yet to be officially revealed, but details are already leaking.

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BlackBerry KEY2 gets dual cameras and smarter QWERTY

BlackBerry KEY2 gets dual cameras and smarter QWERTY

A new BlackBerry is always a cause for celebration since the smartphone-maker's reinvention with Android, and the BlackBerry KEY2 is no exception. Unveiled in New York today, the TCL-made smartphone delivers what we've come to expect from the BlackBerry brand of late: the combination of a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard in a minimalistically-handsome design, along with the latest version of Google's OS.

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BlackBerry KEYone Review: With QWERTY comes compromise

BlackBerry KEYone Review: With QWERTY comes compromise

The phoenix metaphor is overused in a tech world where brand recycling has become commonplace, so let's just call the BlackBerry KEYone a QWERTY comeback. You'd be forgiven for dismissing it for not one but two reasons, after all. First, for packing a physical keyboard in an age where more flexible, programable touchscreen interfaces are the status-quo. Second, for its attempt at resurrecting a nameplate that long ago lost its shine.

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Moto Mod with slider QWERTY keyboard coming to Indiegogo

Moto Mod with slider QWERTY keyboard coming to Indiegogo

Smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards aren't unheard of but aren't exactly many. Even fewer are those with keyboards that slide out. And even rarer are those that slide out horizontally in a landscape orientation. That kind of form factor hasn't been seen since perhaps the Motorola DROID 4, but soon that might appear again, coincidentally in another Motorola smartphone. No, Motorola isn't making a new QWERTY slider. But thanks to its Moto Mods, someone else can make that happen. If, however, the price, or rather the funding, is right.

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Apple Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 Review

Apple Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 Review

Bye bye batteries. Apple's trio of peripherals - the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 - have had a revamp, borrowing convenience tech from the iPhone. Most noticeable is the move away from user-replaceable batteries, with the three devices all getting li-ion packs just as you'd find squeezed into the narrow frame of the iPhone 6s. That's not the only change, mind, though the extent to which your fingers will be happy will depend on how well you got on with the old designs.

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BlackBerry Priv confirmed, Android-powered phone will debut this year

BlackBerry Priv confirmed, Android-powered phone will debut this year

After several months of leaks and rumors, BlackBerry itself come out and confirmed that its Android-powered, sliding keyboard smartphone is called the Priv, and will be released before the end of this year. The statements come from BlackBerry CEO John Chen, as part of the company's quarterly financial results report. The phone, which has previously been known as the Venice, will feature "the best of BlackBerry security and productivity," Chen added.

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BlackBerry Venice QWERTY phone leak shows potential Android gem

BlackBerry Venice QWERTY phone leak shows potential Android gem

The BlackBerry Venice has leaked again and - though it seems bizarre to say - may end up being the most interesting Android phone of the year. The QWERTY-blessed slider has cropped up on video again, this time courtesy of Canadian retailer Baka, showing off its pop-out keyboard as well as the software tweaks that BlackBerry has made to the Android OS.

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BlackBerry Venice caught in wild: A QWERTY-lover’s Android dream

BlackBerry Venice caught in wild: A QWERTY-lover’s Android dream

BlackBerry's Venice slider smartphone has been caught in the wild, with the handset proudly flaunting its Android software. The images, shared on Vietnamese site Tinhte, show the traditional - and much-loved - physical keyboard, as well as what's said to be a 5.4-inch touchscreen display that can slide down to cover it for a more pocket-friendly phone.

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