Tag: qwerty

Productivity and mobility. The QWERTY-powered Gemini

I’ll be honest, I’ve been experiencing a bit of a lethargic phase recently. There’s been a degree of apathy in the last few weeks as the never-ending wave of phones from Mobile World Congress has almost deadened my mood. Why? Well, as much as I understand the reasons, …

Blackberry patent for overlay keyboard appears

Blackberry, we all know that the company is Ahem struggling shall we say, people loved Blackberry smartphones for their physical QWERTY keyboard and to be honest there is no other smartphone built with a keyboard that come close to it for both ease  and speed of use and …

BlackBerry Q10 – Review

I’ve had the BlackBerry Q10 for a couple of weeks now and I’ve grown to love like it quite a bit. The Q10 is the new age Bold, with premium materials, high end specs and a new ish OS. This in theory is the device that would persuade …

BlackBerry Q10 – Initial Impressions

BlackBerry are in an interesting position these days, the Z10 and Q10 are what some may see as their last ditch attempt to remain relevant. We had the Z10 in for review a few months ago (which you can read here) I ended up liking the hardware and …

Nokia post a teaser picture of a QWERTY phone

I love a good QWERTY phone, although it has been a few years since I actually owned one. Nokia have posted a quick teaser image showing a shift key, a Z key and some nice yellow curved corners. Lumia fans shouldn’t get too excited though, this is likely …

BlackBerry R10 appears in leaked image

Remember those BlackBerry handsets with actual physical keyboards? They were pretty successful weren’t they ? We’ve already reviewed the BlackBerry Z10, the fully touch-screen-driven handset, and their QWERTY-packing Q10 is available for pre-order now. Now there’s another QWERTY device in the form of the BlackBerry R10, an apparent …

Have you decided to be different? Did you get a Z10?

The Z10, within the halls at least, seemed to be pretty hard to find during the insanity that is Mobile World Congress. However, during an event called “ShowStoppers” it was drawing a great deal of interest from the assembled press. Many actually queued – something press don’t often …

Smartphones – Will we ever get more form factors?

It might surprise you, but I’m a bit simple at heart. OK. Who’s laughing? I have a Samsung Galaxy SII and a laptop, that’s about it. Call it a netbook, call it an ultrabook, whatever, you can get affordable notebooks online pretty easily now and hook up to …

Would you buy a slide out QWERTY phone?

The rumour mill is quite often spinning rather quickly and last night I spotted something that could be great but could also just be another nail in the coffin. What on earth am I on about? Well the other day T-Mobile US leaked a document that mentioned some …

Patent Application Hints at New Nexus?

No sooner has the rumour mill died down around the Samsung Galaxy SIII than the merry-go-round starts all over again, this time the handset in question is the next Google Nexus. In a patent application filed by one Andy Rubin, Google’s VP of Engineering, it would appear that …

Exclusive discount on the Motorola Pro Plus

Now, my lovely, intelligent, handsome readers. Come close. If you’re after a QWERTY-based Android device then the Motorola Pro Plus is definitely worth a try. We reviewed it some time back and now have a very special deal for anyone looking to buy. Our friends at ur-mobile.com already …

MWC – A tour around the Alcatel One Touch stand

Imagine your next phone. Perhaps you’ve already seen it during Mobile World Congress. Now, let me try to guess what that phone will have. First, I’m guessing it’ll have a touch screen. Second, I’m thinking it’ll have a high-resolution camera, probably 8 megapixels. It’s probably got another camera …

Motorola Milestone 2 – Another price drop

Can’t work on-screen keyboards? Want a “proper” QWERTY that slides out? We’ve just spotted that the Motorola Milestone 2 is now down to just £169.99 at eXpansys, which isn’t half bad for an unlocked Android with 5 megapixel camera, 3.7″ screen (480×854), 8 GB storage, microSD expansion, GPS, …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro review

Android-powered handsets sporting hardware QWERTY keyboards are a bit of underrated niche. Whilst there’s many form factors out there, just a handful of those were actually worthwhile. Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Mini Pro, although quite popular, never attracted me enough due to its tiny size. This made it look …

LG Optimus Q2 Sliding QWERTY Revealed

Named the LG Optimus Q2, this is the QWERTY slider powered by Android. It has a 1.2GHz CPU and a bright 4″ WVGA IPS display. A 5 megapixel camera sits around the back and you’ll find another at the front for video calls. Other specs include Bluetooth and …

Mystery Samsung QWERTY Android Device?

BGR have got some images of an un-announced Android device which is expected to be the Samsung Galaxy S2 over in the USA but the more important question is will we ever see it out in Europe and under what name considering we already have a S2 named device? Fingers crossed this device will …

LG Optimus Pro and Optimus Net now official

Earlier this week we spotted the LG Optimus Pro doing some poses on the web. Now another handset, the LG Optimus Net, has joined the party with an official announcement. The LG Optimus Net will be known also as the LG-P690 and has a 3.2″ HVGA (320×480) screen, …

ZTE Tureis handled on film

We’ve been wanting to see more Android QWERTY devices and, just recently, they seem to be arriving with alarming regularity. This is the ZTE Tureis. It looks to be a budget messenger although it carries the usual Android specs – Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and microSD expansion. There’s a …

LG Optimus Chat available on O2

The LG Optimus Chat has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Here on O2 it’s available for just £139.99 on Pay & Go, although it is.. bright pink. Running Android 2.2 this has a 3 megapixel camera, FM radio, 3G, WiFi, GPS and microSD card. It’s also pink. If you’re …