QWERTY Keyboard

Don’t worry, Kim Kardashian, BlackBerry is coming for you

Don’t worry, Kim Kardashian, BlackBerry is coming for you

BlackBerry boss John Chen has promised an old-school handset for QWERTY lovers, penning an open-letter to fans of the form-factor in which he expresses his hopes that the BlackBerry Classic will fit the bill. The letter, published on the official BlackBerry blog, addresses stalwart users by conceding that "if it ain’t broke don’t fix it," just as many BlackBerry Bold users - including, somewhat bizarrely, reality TV star Kim Kardashian-West as we found out this week - have been shouting at the struggling Canadian firm for some time.

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BlackBerry Classic gets detailed in spec and photos leak

BlackBerry Classic gets detailed in spec and photos leak

With the BlackBerry Passport, the BlackBerry "Prestige" Porsche Design P'9983, and the new BlackBerry Blend software, most of the company's roadmap for the last quarter of 2014 have come to pass. All except one. The BlackBerry Classic, the Q20 in previous literature, is still something fans are eagerly waiting for before they call this year done. While that day might be coming soon, we will have to settle for unofficial information, like this latest batch of features and images that paint an almost complete picture of the smartphone.

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Adaptxt might be the iOS 8 keyboard you’re looking for

Adaptxt might be the iOS 8 keyboard you’re looking for

If you’ve been on the hunt for a new iPhone keyboard, this one might be your best bet. Adaptxt is now available for iOS, and brings with it just about everything you’d want in a keyboard. Not only do you get a good keyboard, you can swipe, and customize it in a deeper way than any other keyboard around.

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Microsoft keyboard brings Android, iOS together

Microsoft keyboard brings Android, iOS together

Modern mobile devices are often referred to as “computers in your pocket”. Though a bit tongue-in-cheek, that’s a fairly apt assessment. With powerful SoCs like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, you can already do quite a bit from a tablet or smartphone. With that in mind, Microsoft now has a true cross-platform keyboard.

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Stanford Engineers create tiny radio for IoT

Stanford Engineers create tiny radio for IoT

Stanford Engineers have created a radio the size of an ant. The tiny transmitter can send out signals that may not reach far, but have bigger implications than we know. In addition to being extremely small, it’s believed they can be mass-produced for very little cost, and embedded nearly anywhere.

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iPhone 6 Plus gets 2-pane Inbox, boosted QWERTY, more

iPhone 6 Plus gets 2-pane Inbox, boosted QWERTY, more

A 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 display means more room for apps to breathe, and Apple has indeed given the iPhone 6 Plus more space for apps, with a two-pane inbox view for the Messages and Email apps, among other things. A new homescreen layout now supports landscape views, putting the main shortcut bar on the right.

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BlackBerry Classic “Q20” gets another set of photo leaks

BlackBerry Classic “Q20” gets another set of photo leaks

BlackBerry really knows how to keep its "BlackBerry Loyal" crowd on the edge of their seats. Naturally, the company didn't go to IFA 2014, so users are left dreaming of the company's next attempt at a renaissance. Luckily, we have here some new photos to whet their appetites, this time with the more traditional BlackBerry Classic, a.k.a. the Q20, in sight.

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BlackBerry Passport leaked hands-on reveal a talented keypad

BlackBerry Passport leaked hands-on reveal a talented keypad

If you still think that BlackBerry's next high profile smartphone is some elaborate marketing stunt, better wake up, smell the coffee, and watch this video. Courtesy of Carphone Warehouse, we're getting a second-hand look at how the BlackBerry Passport would look and feel like in the real world. Aside from looking huge and awkward, it seems that the Passport is quite equipped to accomplish what BlackBerry is setting it out to do, to be a no-nonsense business-minded mobile device.

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Minuum for Android Wear; a useful smartwatch keyboard

Minuum for Android Wear; a useful smartwatch keyboard

When we last saw Minuum talking Android Wear, their concept was a spectacular rendering of how the round face of a Moto 360 could make typing on the tiny screen easier. Sadly, we quickly learned that concept would never work, but a new video released by the company holds promise. This time, concept gives way to reality.

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Fleksy Messenger now available for the Samsung Gear 2

Fleksy Messenger now available for the Samsung Gear 2

Since the smartwatch came to pass, the question has remained: how can we type on that thing? A small screen doesn’t lend itself to quick thumbs, and with such small keys, how would we get by? Fleksy has an answer, and from the looks of it — a pretty good one.

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BlackBerry Kopi proves its existence on eBay

BlackBerry Kopi proves its existence on eBay

Thought BlackBerry was gone? Thought physical QWERTY keyboards have gone the way of the Dodo? Perhaps many thought so too, but BlackBerry clearly doesn't think so, and apparently neither does someone on eBay. A used BlackBerry Kopi, flaunting its glorious hardware keys, is up for bidding on eBay, which is, of course, suspicious considering the device has never been announced.

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SwiftKey 4.3 beta brings multiple keyboard layouts with custom positioning

SwiftKey 4.3 beta brings multiple keyboard layouts with custom positioning

SwiftKey has rolled out the latest beta app update. This one brings the app up to version 4.3.0.139, but before anyone knocks this as simply being a bug fixing update in the beta process -- there are some worthwhile changes and improvements this time around. The folks at SwiftKey have this listed as bringing "layouts for living" which is another way of saying more options in terms of keyboards.

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