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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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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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T-Mobile announces myTouch and myTouch Q: August 8th for $49.99

T-Mobile announces myTouch and myTouch Q: August 8th for $49.99

T-Mobile has some new myTouch products up for grabs, with the two new handsets being made by Huawei. The myTouch and myTouch Q largely have the same specifications, but the Q comes with a slide-out landscape QWERTY keyboard for those of you who are serious texting fiends. Best of all, they’re both pretty affordable at $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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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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