CS Student Turns iPhone Accelerometer Into Virtual Keyboard

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Tired of pecking out small keys on the iPhone’s small display? Well, computer science student Florian Kraeutli at Goldsmiths University has found a way to leverage a flat, solid surface along with the iPhone’s accelerometer to create a virtual full-sized keyboard, called Vibrative, so users can touch type. Essentially, Kraeutli’s innovation requires a user to place […]

Samsung Stratosphere II Rumored for Verizon 4G LTE


It looks like Samsung may be working on a mid-range successor to the original Stratosphere smartphone for Verizon Wireless’ U.S. 4G LTE network. The phone, dubbed the Stratosphere II, will bring with it a keyboard like the original model that it hopes to replace, along with presumably an affordable price tag worthy of a mid-range […]

How to Add the Emoji Keyboard to the iPhone

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The use of emoticons is on the rise as more users turn to texting and iMessaging to stay in touch. Emoticons started out as a simple :) to convey emotion, and evolved into more detailed pictures known as emoji. iPhone users benefit the most from emoji as they have a keyboard that is entirely dedicated to it. With a […]

BoxWave Keyboard Buddy iPhone 4S Keyboard Case Review

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Users who would love nothing more than an iPhone with a physical keyboard should take a look at the BoxWave Keyboard Buddy case. The BoxWave Keyboard Buddy case adds a physical keyboard to the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, allowing users to transition from a Blackberry or a Motorola Droid. This is also a good option to […]

Static Lines on Keyboard Pester iPhone 5 Owners in App Store (Video)

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The iPhone 5 ships with a new App Store, and users that try to purchase apps may run into static lines on the keyboard while entering an Apple ID password. The video below shows the static lines, which aren’t always present, streaking through the middle row of keys. The issue appears tied to the iPhone […]

Sony Mobile Abandons Keyboards on Smartphones


Hoping for a new Sony Xperia smartphone with a slide out keyboard similar to older Xperia Pro or Mini Pro models in the past when Sony Mobile Communications was known as Sony Ericsson? You’re out of luck as the new Sony Mobile has no intentions of releasing a new Xperia Android smartphone with a hardware […]

How to Type Faster and More Accurately on the iPhone

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It’s tough to beat the speed and accuracy of a physical keyboard, but with a few simple tricks and tips its easy to type faster and more accurately on the iPhone. While some users will long for a BlackBerry keyboard and might want to check out this physical iPhone keyboard case on Kickstarter. Read: Turn on AutoFill […]

T-Mobile Adds Huawei myTouch, myTouch Q to Summer Lineup


T-Mobile will be growing its myTouch line of consumer Android smartphones this summer with two new offerings made by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The devices, dubbed the myTouch and myTouch Q will go on sale starting this summer featuring support for T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The devices will be available for $50 […]

Microsoft Working on New Predictive Keyboard for Windows Phone?


In a recently uncovered leaked presentation slide, it appears that Microsoft may be looking to give users more keyboard options when it comes to Windows Phone. The software input keyboard may make a debut on the company’s forthcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system and may come to Windows Phone 7.8, which delivers similar visual […]

Keyboards Don’t Sell Tablets


Attention everyone who thinks a keyboard is the key to beating the iPad: 2009 called. They want their thoroughly disproved idea that tablets need keyboards back.

ClamCase Brings Clambook Laptop Dock to Most Android Smartphones, iPhone

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For owners of non-Webtop enabled Motorola smartphones and iPhone owners who look toward their Droid counterpart longingly with their ability to connect their phones to a laptop shell to gain a larger display, longer run time thanks to recharging capabilities, a full size keyboard, trackpad, speakers, and USB ports, fret not as ClamCase is looking […]

Snapdragon S4, NFC Specs Confirmed for LG Cayenne 4G LTE for Sprint


After several leaks of the unannounced LG Cayenne Android smartphone for Sprint’s 4G LTE network, the device’s internal specs were confirmed in a recent leak. The LG Cayenne is widely believed to be a variant of the LG Viper 4G LTE, but with a landscape oriented sliding hardware keyboard. A leaked screenshot of the LG-made […]

T-Mobile myTouch Q Getting FCC Approval


It looks like the second of two Huawei-made Android smartphones for T-Mobile USA’s myTouch consumer line is now ready for FCC approval. The smartphone, model Huawei Ascend G312, comes with a physical hardware QWERTY keyboard and is expected to launch as the T-Mobile myTouch Q. The consumer smartphone will launch with a 4-inch WVGA display, […]

LG ‘Cayenne’ LS860 Photos Leaked for Sprint’s 4G LTE Network


It looks like Sprint has another 4G LTE device lined up in the works in the form of the LG LS860, which is codenamed Cayenne. The LG Cayenne, unlike most of Sprint’s Android smartphones, will debut with what appears to be a very capacious and well-spaced 5-row keyboard with a staggered key arrangement. The device […]

Google Patent Application Hints at Nexus Slider


Though manufacturers like HTC may be giving up on physical keyboards on smartphones in favor of thin and light designs, Google’s recent patent application may suggest that the Android OS-maker is still not giving up in that form factor and we may potentially see a Nexus smartphone in the future with a physical sliding keyboard. […]

Review: The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover


When it comes to the iPad the only things more ubiquitous than Twitter clients are keyboard covers or cases. I won’t say they are a dime a dozen because these keyboard case/covers  are a little more expensive than that, but there are certainly a number of varieties for you to choose from from makers like […]

Sony Patent Reveals One Xperia Smartphone Housing Multiple Keypads


A recently unearthed patent filed by Sony in late 2010 reveals that the company had been considering an Xperia smartphone design with multiple slide-out keyboards–similar to the idea of a Swiss Army knife–so that users can slide up the keypads that they don’t need to reveal a keypad that they do like. The versatility of […]

Apple Had Considered iPhone Design With Physical Keyboard


Before the launch of the original iPhone in the summer of 2007, Apple had at one point in the design stages of its flagship and debut smartphone considered a physical keyboard for the iOS–at the time it was called the iPhone OS–smartphone. Revelation of the physical keyboard design consideration was revealed by famed iPod and […]

HTC to Ditch Physical QWERTY Keyboards on Smartphones in Favor of Thin Design


As part of the company’s re-design and new mantra, thin is very in at HTC. After having announced that the company will be designing its future smartphone lineup to feature slim profiles, HTC had also announced that it would be abandoning physical QWERTY keyboards on its smartphones. While the news makes sense given Android’s and Windows […]