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Wrio’s roomier keyboard app launches on Android, iOS

There have been many attempts to update keyboards for the digital era and speed up typing by rethinking the antique Qwerty layout. Problem is you're going up against muscle memory, and resistance to c

The BlackBerry Passport Is A Phablet With A Hardware Keyboard That Makes No Sense Whatsoever

Just when you think you might have figured out what BlackBerry is up to (a strong push in enterprise services and emerging markets like the Internet of Things) they go and do something like the BlackB

5-Tiles Keyboard Targets Wearables To Hunt The Post-Qwerty Holy Grail

Meet the <a target="_blank" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=etaoiDemo.five">5-Tiles Keyboard</a>, (yet) another contender taking aim at disrupting Qwerty -- and hoping to increas

SnapKeys Updates Its Invisible Keyboard For Android So You Can Move Its Keys To Fit Your Fingers

SnapKeys, an 'invisible' touchscreen keyboard maker, has updated its Si Revolution Android keyboard app, adding the ability to position the keys anywhere on the screen. The size of the keyboard can al

SnapKeys’ Invisible Keyboard Exits Beta & Lands In A Mobile Messaging App To Try To Drive Qwerty Aside

There is no shortage of startups attacking the virtual keyboard space, as you'd expect with so much scope to improve the experience of touchscreen typing. Yesterday Toronto-based Whirlscape launched a

As Mobile Devices Morph Into Wearables, Keyboard Maker MessagEase Wants Your Fingers To Settle On Its Qwerty Killer

MessagEase is an alternative keyboard that uses a mixture of taps and gestures combined with a radically different keyboard layout designed to speed up text input by minimising typing movements. Its m

Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard from LG

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/lg-lba-c300.jpg" />Bluetooth transmitters are amazingly cheap, so expect to see more and more Bluetooth equipped gadgets. It doesn't add

Japanese company sells outlandish keyboard that's split in half

Tokyo-based Personal Media is selling a QWERTY-keyboard of a special kind. The μTRON comes in two pieces and features a space bar that is reduced to a mini rectangle located at the left of the keyboa

Buzzwords: Pantech Slate is world's thinnest QWERTY phone (but Matrix looks nicer)

Here’s another phone that’s destined to be bought by dozens of people, the Pantech Slate. This AT&T-branded device, which is due for release later this month, comes with all the normal

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,

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 ta

More info about the HTC Touch Dual

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

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

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

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 must

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 ab

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 lat

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 p

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

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. So
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