• What's the quicker texting method: T9 or QWERTY?

    Some people, like Peter Ha, text like it’s their job. It’s those people that The Symbian Blog are targeting with this interesting text messaging shootout, which pits the Nokia E71 and E90, both QWERTY-based, against the Nokia N95, which is T9-based. This is edge-of-your-seat stuff, to be sure. Since the edge of my seat isn’t exactly comfortable, I’ll just cut right to… Read More

  • Nathan Schwartz crowned National Texting Champion

    Twenty-year-old Nathan Schwartz of Clyde, Ohio took home the $50,000 prize in LG’s National Texting Championship – the down and dirty battle on the QWERTY.  Schwartz was able to accurately tap out a ridiculously long phrase in 60 seconds.   According to LG, the winning phrase was: "Does everybody here know the alphabet? Let’s text. Here it goes… Read More

  • More info about the HTC Touch Dual

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AbDYPgA%5D Just got a look at the forthcoming HTC Touch Dual that Matt told us all about earlier today and I have some more information for you, plus a video. 1. It’ll be sold exclusively through Best Buy sometime this quarter. 2. It’ll be unlocked and will run on GSM networks and AT&T’s HSDPA protocol. 3. Price has not yet been set. An… Read More

  • HTC Touch gets keypad, keyboard options

    Peter liked the HTC Touch when he got his hands on it last year, and HTC has done a pretty good job of making it not just a product but a brand. The latest is the Touch Dual, a slimmer version of the original Touch with a slide-out T9 keypad. A new version at CTIA today will debut a slide-out QWERTY-style keyboard as well. They’re both the Dual, and you’ll apparently have an option… Read More

  • Samsung U940 is now the Glyde: Note the "y"

    [photopress:glydeee.jpg,full,center] That Samsung U940 that Hickey mentioned the other day has changed its name. Once known as the Q-Ball, it’s now called the Glyde. The weird thing about that name is that “glide” is usually spelled with an “i” rather than a y, so someone at Samsung must have been doing DMT. The Glyde is still on track for a late March… Read More

  • Verizon's rumored Samsung U940 appears at FCC

    [photopress:u940.jpg,full,center] Verizon Wireless users, meet the U940. The sliding-QWERTY, EV-DO phone showed up recently on the FCC’s certification site and all signs point to it passing muster, paving the way for a possible late summer release. Coupled with VZN’s new all-you-can-eat voice plan, this text-friendly phone could be a new flagship for the youth marketplace. Samsung… Read More

  • Kaon Mobile straddles UMPC and PDA

    Here’s a little device set to hit the Korean market in about a month and possibly the rest of the world this summer, pending a distribution deal. It’s manufactured by Kaon Mobile and is about the size of a smaller UMPC, featuring a sliding screen similar to the Sidekick Slide. It’s a slick looking little machine that caught my eye quicker than a booth babe holding a box… Read More

  • RIMs new Blackberries to rock slanty keys?

    I honestly couldn’t care less about this new patent filed by RIM regarding new Blackberry keyboards, but I know you addicts go nuts when we mention anything about them, so here you go. Merry late Xmas to you. Also, I’m not sure how useful this is, but it could actually be a decent design change. Until I’ve had one in my hands, it’s really hard to tell if this is just… Read More

  • New Asus Smartphone Impresses

    We love smartphones, and we love Asus, and when we heard Asus was going to start making smartphones, we got silly on ourselves, even if they are Windows Mobile based. But when we caught wind of this pretty hot design that Asus is using for its next phone, and read the decent specs, well, you don’t want to know what happened. It’s utilizing a handy flip-out QWERTY design that… Read More

  • Latest Sprint cellphone rumor is a Rumor cellphone

    The Rumor is the latest “social networking” phone, or SNP*, to hit the market. It joins the Sidekick series from T-Mobile, the enV from Verizon, and the Ocean from Helio. These phones aren’t full-on smartphones; they tend to lack Office integration and installable apps, but they’re more than standard phones and feature enhanced connectivity, with browsing and email… Read More

  • Samsung i570 Rocks Symbian OS

    The latest Samsung slider to appear on the Web will make any WinMo naysayer happy as a clam. Do we really know if clams are happy? Anyways, the SGH-i570 is a full QWERTY slider running Symbian 9.1. Some of its wonderful features make me wonder if it will see the light of day here in the States. Video calls don’t exactly exist here so the VGA camera on the front won’t necessarily be… Read More