5 Things the iPhone 5 Can Learn From the Droid Bionic

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The iPhone is generally thought of as a leading smartphone, one the competition learns from and copies, but this time around, there are several features that I hope the iPhone 5 learns from the Droid Bionic. The iPhone 5 is even more anticipated than the iPhone 4, but it is facing stiff competition from several […]

Sprint Targets Students With Entry Level Kyocera Milano Android Smartphone

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Just in time for back to school, Sprint had just announced the Kyocera Milano, which is an inexpensive Android smartphone with a sliding keyboard for messaging. The Milano will launch on September 9th, alongside the Brio–which is a feature phone–for $50 on contract after a mail-in-rebate. With a distinctive rounded shape and soft-touch finish, Kyocera […]

Would You Use a SmartCover Style Keyboard for the iPhone?

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The iPhone is known as a phone without a physical keyboard, and it will likely never have one built-in, but that hasn’t stopped designers from trying to add a physical keyboard to the iPhone. Most of these are bulky and boxy, but the SmartKeyboard concept from Jing Yang is an impressively thin and inventive way to add a physical keyboard to the iPhone. Taking design cues from […]

Sharp FX Plus Now Free With Contract at Walmart

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The Android-powered Sharp FX Plus with a Sidekick-inspired design is now available at Walmart. The handset is priced at $350 for those commitmentphobes who aren’t willing to sign onto a  contract, or will be made available for free for those who are willing to agree to a two-year contract with AT&T as the network. The […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Samsung Epic Slider Makes Another Appearance

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Another image of the Sprint Epic 4G Android smartphone is seen with Verizon Wireless branding, 4G LTE support instead of Sprint’s WiMax networking, and the Android operating system. The look of the handset from preliminary leaked images suggest that this device will continue Samsung’s Galaxy S 1′s lineage rather than be a branded variant of […]

Cheaper Motorola XPRT Leaked for Sprint Reveals Portrait QWERTY Android Smartphone

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After targeting the BlackBery Bold demographics with its Motorola XPRT for Sprint, the duo will now be targeting the lower-end BlackBerry Curve demographics with a cheaper Android smartphone sporting a similar front-facing full QWERTY keyboard for thumb typers. Hoping to cure the consumer crackberry addiction, this leaked handset comes with lower-end specs. The leaked image […]

Fujitsu TH40 Sliding PC Tablet Gets Postponed Indefinitely

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Fujitsu’s TH40, the company’s answer to the Samsung Slider 7 shown at CES, is now postponed indefinitely without much explanations. The company is only citing development delays as the cause of the problem, but it’s unclear what these delays entail. The Fujitsu TH40 is another form factor for a netvertible with a tablet touchscreen on […]

Is This the Mystery LG Q, LG Optimus Slider with Dual Screens?

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Both Sprint and T-Mobile USA are rumored to be bringing an LG Optimus Slider handset of some variant to the U.S. market, and a device spotted with T-Mobile branding may be that handset. The device has a landscape-oriented sliding keyboard, which by itself isn’t a new concept. What is new and unique to this sliding […]

HTC 7 Pro Arrives on US Cellular

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US Cellular is now offering the HTC 7 Pro Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a sliding and tilting screen in landscape mode to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. The HTC 7 Pro is similar to Sprint’s HTC Arrive, which features the same hardware design for the carrier’s CDMA 3G network. The HTC 7 Pro features a […]

Dell’s Prototype 7-Inch Tablet with Sliding Keyboard Leaks Out

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Images of a prototype of Dell’s 7-inch tablet with a hardware sliding keyboard mechanism have begun to surface on the Internet. The tablet is an interesting one as it has not appeared on Dell’s previously leaked roadmap, and the keyboard is not the typical staggered or grid keyboard that is marketed to touch-typists, but rather […]

Why iOS 5 Isn’t Enough To Make Me Switch From Android

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Apple finally announced the top ten features of iOS 5, which included a few of the features that iOS 5 needed to make me switch from Android to the iPhone, but ultimately iOS 5 is too much catching up and not enough innovation to get me to make the jump. Granted we are still learning […]

Split Keyboard for Thumb Typing Coming to iPad with iOS 5

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Apple’s new iOS 5 will bring a dramatic improvement to the typing experience with something they call “Grab Handles” which is a split keyboard. This will be benefit those who need to type with their thumbs while holding their iPad or iPad 2 with two hands. Previously, one would have to have pretty large hands […]

Two Models of Nokia’s Phones Coming: One with Touchscreen, One with Keyboard

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Nokia is gearing up to launch its first portfolio of smartphones running Microsoft’s revamped Windows Phone 7 operating system pre-loaded with the Mango software update. The latest leak reveals that Nokia will be launching at least two phones, one with a touchscreen-only form factor, and another with a keyboard. News of this latest rumor comes […]

SwiftKey Launches New VIP Beta, Free Invites Today Only [Android]

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Swiftkey may be the best Android keyboard out there, so when the creators offered up a new beta this morning — and opened up the VIP program to anyone, we had to share it with you. SwiftKey is a keyboard replacement for Android that works on Android phones running Android 2.0 or higher which is a large […]