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 […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Caught in Picture with Keyboard

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*+-Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9, which slots right in between the larger Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the smaller Galaxy Tab 7 tablets, was recently spotted in a picture with a keyboard dock. The unique thing about the Galaxy Tab 8.9’s keyboard dock is that the device works in landscape mode in the dock, rather than the […]

Developer Log Reveals webOS Netbook, Keyboard-Less Phone?

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*+-A webOS developer has noticed two un-announced and un-named devices pop up in his developer log files using the webOS operating system from HP, which had acquired Palm. The first device utilizes the same 1,024 X 768 screen that’s been announced for the HP TouchPad tablet, but will also come with a non-sliding keyboard. Though […]

RIM Hints at Keyboard Plans for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

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*+-Research in Motion’s head of accessories Bruce Winter had hinted that a keyboard accessory may be coming in the next few months for the Canandian BlackBerry-maker’s first tablet foray with the BlackBerry PlayBook. The move would be the first time that RIM would be releasing a keyboard that’s not attached to one of its smartphones, known […]

iTablet Thumb Keyboard Comes with Rear Touchpad

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*+-iTablet Thumb Keyboard is looking to bring a compact Bluetooth keyboard to market for thumb typists that will feature a trackpad or touchpad on the rear. The company is targeting the keyboard not only at the smartphone and tablet market, but also as a means to control living room TV boxes, such as the Google […]

Sprint Announces Rugged Motorola Titanium with Keyboard

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*+-The Sprint Motorola Titanium is similar in design to the Motorola XPRT that was announced today for the Now Network, but features rugged attributes like the Motorola i1 that was released last year for Sprint’s iDEN network. The device features a similar keyboard to the Sprint Motorola XPRT, the Motorola Droid Pro, and the Motorola […]

Sony VAIO Slider a Windows Tablet?

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*+-In addition to the announced S1 and S2 tablets, a slide indicates that Sony may also be working on a Windows-based tablet in the future that would possibly compete against the Samsung 7 Slider. There’s no detail currently at the moment about the device, which is being called the “Freestyle Hybrid PC,” utilizing a slider […]

HTC Launching Trace Keyboard on Sensation to Compete with Swype

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*+-The newly announced HTC Sensation smartphone will not only come with a number of new hardware specs, but will also launch with a new software keyboard called HTC Trace. HTC Trace will be competing against Swype to provide users with a different method of entering text on a touchscreen smartphone. Rather than pecking away at […]

HP webOS Smartphone Sans Keyboard Caught in Photo

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*+-To date, HP’s and Palm’s efforts in the webOS smartphone space has yielded devices with keyboards, making this leaked image of a webOS smartphone sans keyboard a first for the form factor. The device reveals what appears to be a device of similar size to the Palm Pre 3 without the sliding keyboard. The display […]

SnapKeys Virtual Keyboard Lets You Type Blindly (Video)

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*+-At CTIA last week, SnapKeys was promoting its new virtual keyboard as one that allows you to type blindly. Rather than employing a full-sized keyboard like rival Swype, the SnapKeys concept utilizes only four keys for letters and two additional keys for functions such as backspace, delete, alternate characters, and punctuations along with an intelligent […]

Motorola Droid 3 Leak Reveals Keyboard

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*+-We had reported on a leaked image of the Motorola Droid 3 earlier, and now we have a clearer idea of what the keyboard looks like. The Droid 3 will retain the sliding form factor in landscape mode that’s been a hallmark of the Motorola Droid 1 and Droid 2 on Verizon Wireless. The Droid […]

iPad 2: Apps and Accessories to Replace Your Notebook or Netbook

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*+-When it comes to going mobile, the iPad and iPad 2 are a lot slimmer than many notebooks and netbooks, which has led to a growing number of users turning to the iPad to replace their notebook as the go to mobile device. Over at Notebooks.com we are still pretty tied to the benefits of […]