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Turn your iPhone to QWERTY-thanks to Boxwave

Now listen to this, you can actually have an add-on like a QWERTY keyboard which enables you to key in data with the iPhone touchscreen attached. The Boxwave keyboard Buddy acts like a slider phone, which is similar to the Blackberry Torch.

The greatest benefit you may ask is that you don’t have to spoil your touch screen with “butter fingers”. Moreover the keyboard is attached to the back of the phone which enables you to easily slide it off.  One important functionality of the keyboard is that its Bluetooth connectivity.

The keyboard is much thinner than the iPhone itself which in terms of ergonomics does not dampen the look of the iPhone. Currently the phone is available for $70.

Is QWERTY overtaking Touch Screen?

Touch screen phones were very much a matter of imagination until Apple released the first series of its iPhone five years back. You might be able to easily navigate through the phone menu using touch screen, but typing a message is still tedious on a touch screen phone as it does not have an “ergonomic “advantage as compared to QWERTY keypads.

Blackberry incorporates QWERTY and touch screen for larger market segment

iPhone 4's core strategy has been to provide an ease of navigation through touchscreen

According a leading cell phone analysts, the market is witnessing a favorable trend towards QWERTY keypads as the iconic BlackBerry have enabled many cell phone users to type messages with  incredible ease.

Blackberry’s contribution towards QWERTY

It is absolutely a user’s choice whether he or she finds the touch screen feasible to a QWERTY keypad; however users define their experience of using a phone depending upon their comparison with that of a PC.  This is mainly because a PC has a wide range of peripheral devices which makes it easy to integrate communication devices through which information can be keyed in efficiently.  Blackberry’s initial customer segment related mostly towards business and corporate management with the primary focus on email messaging and access to office applications like outlook.  This was the main reason that Blackberry had primarily focused on the QWERTY keypad to enable easier methods to key in information.

Recent studies suggest that Blackberry has diversified its reach of expanding its flagship products by releasing the Blackberry torch in order to cater to an audience that has the benefits from touch screen as well as touch screen. Moreover there are various smaller brands emerging with the QWERTY advantage as there is a larger consumer segment besides the business segment that appreciate the QWERTY advantage.

Release and Specifications of Palm Pre 2

If you would like to give the Palm Pre another chance then you would certainly be looking forward to the next release of Palm Pre 2.  With more features then the previous launch of Palm Pre, Palm Pre 2 seeks to offer a more applications which will enalbe you to connect to social networks, browse the Internet and utilize hundreds of other applications. Palm Pre 2 will be releasing by the end of this year.The Palm Pre 2 feature a slide touch screen with a QWERTY keyboard. Some of the specifications of Palm Pre 2 can be seen as follows:

Palm Pre 2 Specifications

Price: Availeble on Verison Wireless for $200 to $140

Carrier

  • Verizon

Color

  • Black

Operating system

  • HP webOS platform

Display

  • 3.1-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 320×480 resolution HVGA display

Keyboard

  • Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard

Email:

  • Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft
  • Direct Push Technology
  • POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)

Messaging

  • Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS

GPS

  • Built-in GPS

Digital camera

  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture

Sensors

  • Accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity

Media formats supported

  • Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
  • Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Wireless connectivity

  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1+ EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support;
  • Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using Palm mobile hotspot.5

Memory

  • 16GB (~15GB user available)6
  • USB mass storage support

Battery life

  • Verizon Wireless (CDMA)
  • Up to 5.5 hours talk time and 350 hours standby time
  • Unlocked (UMTS)
  • Up to 5 hours talk time and 350 hours standby time

Connector

  • Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Headphone jack

  • 3.5mm stereo

HP Touchstone Charging Dock

  • Compatible
  • Palm Pre Touchstone Back Cover included

Dimensions

  • Width: 59.6mm (2.35 inches)
  • Height: 100.7mm (3.96 inches)
  • Thickness: 16.9mm (0.67 inches)

Weight

  • 145 grams (5.1 ounces)

Blackberry Torch Price and Specifications

Blackberry’s debut in the smartphones market has been eagerly awaited by many consumers across the globe. This is mainly due to the reason that Blackberry manufactures products for its business class consumers. This has resulted in a huge gap for Blackberry to be developing its QWERTY keyboard phones in comparison to touch screen iPhones. In order to bridge this gap Blackberry has introduced the Torch that has a slide cover, offering a touch screen and a QWERTY keypad.

Blackberry Torch is available for a price of $199 for a two year contract on AT@T networks.

Size (LxWxD):

  • Closed: 4.4″ x 2.4″ x 0.57″
  • Open: 5.8″ x 2.4″ x 0.57″

Weight: 161.59 g / 5.7 oz (includes battery)

  • Operating System: BlackBerry 6
  • CPU Speed: 624 MHz

Memory:

  • 512 MB internal flash memory, 4GB built-in storage memory
  • Expandable Memory
  • 4GB microSD card included
  • Supports up to 32GB microSD card

Battery:

  • 1270 mAhr removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell
  • Battery Life
  • GSM Talk Time: 5.5 hours; GSM Standby Time: 17 days
  • UMTS Talk Time: 5.8 hours; UMTS Standby Time: 13 days
  • Audio Playback: 29.8 hrs
  • Video Playback: 6 hrs

Keyboard:

  • Physical keyboard: 35 key backlit QWERTY
  • Touchscreen keyboards: portrait/landscape full qwerty, condensed portrait

Display:

  • High resolution touch scree
  • Half-VGA+ display (360 x 480 at 188ppi)
  • 3.2″ (diagonally measured)

Navigation:

  • Capacitive traditional touch screen (no SurePress)
  • Optical trackpad

Camera:

  • 5.0 MP camera, flash, auto focus, face detection, image stabilization, scene modes, 2X zoom, video recording
  • Video Camera
  • Normal Mode: 640 x 480 pixels
  • MMS Mode: 176 x 144 pixels

Voice Input/Output:

  • Integrated speaker and microphone, hands-free headset
  • capable, Bluetooth headset capable, integrated hands-free speakerphone

GPS:

  • Integrated GPS with A-GPS (assisted GPS) ready

Media Player:

  • Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile H.264, WMV
  • Audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, OGG
  • Ringtone format support: 32 polyphonic – MIDI, SP-MDI, MP3, WAV

WiFi:

  • Wi-Fi Band: 802.11b/g/n, support for UMA (carrier-dependent)

Bluetooth:

  • Bluetooth v2.1; Mono/Stereo Headset, Hands-free, Serial Port Profile, Bluetooth Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP) and Bluetooth SIM Access Profile supported

Headset:

  • 3.5mm stereo headset capable

Network:

  • SKU1 UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6)
  • SKU2 UMTS: 2100/1900/900 MHz (Bands 1,2,8)
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks

G1 Blaze Android 2.2 QWERTY Slider to be Launched by T-Mobile

In the latest technology craze, T-Mobile’s newly launched teaser page apparently comes as a promotion for the yet to be released G1 Blaze QWERTY slider based on the Android 2.2 and 14.4Mbps HPSPDA connectivity. All indications were there would be a mega release soon but T-Mobile seems to be keeping its card close to its chest. Even so, prepare up for the coming slider. According to emerging reports, first noted in the BGR, apparently T-Mobile’s teaser page that it created just recently was a move aimed at promoting the release of its G1 Blaze QWERTY slider that the firm promises will change things.  With its supposed speeds, it remains to be seen what the gadget will do when and if it is released.

Features

T-Mobile itself reiterates that their new tech addition, G1 Blaze will be able to support speeds of up to 14Mbps data transport in locations in which T-mobile’s HSPA and network is available. The new and upcoming G1 Blaze is also expected to be able provide a 3.7 inch WVGA screen, slide out QWERTY keyboards and will additionally be powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. But above all, the new tech baby will be powered by Android 2.2 Froyo. If the reports are to be believed, then you might as well be reading about an interesting gadget that I can’t wait to lay my hands on.

Advanced Offerings

As such, the new device’s Android functionality is hoped to enable it offer enhanced corporate messaging and most importantly, for game lovers, it will considerable increase the performance of your games and web browsing like never before. Even better though, the new device and its Android powering will be capable of supporting Adobe Flash 10.1 plug-in, how cool is that! And the features keep getting better with the company boasting additional enhanced functionalities.

However, what everyone is keen on is how the slider from T-Mobile will fair. Historically, T-Mobile has never produced a high-end QWERTY slider and analysts are eagerly keen on the company’s plans. It is a game of wait and see if T-Mobile will decide to make use of the latest craze, the Android 2.2 and its acclaimed corporate functionalities as it targets mobile users.

Competition

On the other hand, interest will be put on T-Mobile’s G1 Blaze and if it will bring in any other new features to foment the effort. Will T-Mobile take the way of the recently released myTouch 3G Slide and provide consumers with enhancements; that we will have to just wait and see but the company’s moves will be critical in this regard. You will remember the first G1 came under lots of challenges even after T-Mobile had pioneered as the first carrier to operate the Android platform. The company’s Android powered phones have been outdone by those from its competitors such as HTC and Verizon.

In the meantime, the G1 has lots to prove if it has to stay afloat in the tough droids powered phones market.

Acer Launches LumiRead eReader, Revo Living-Room Family

As the old saying goes – “Reading makes a man perfect”. In this digital world of ours people find different devices to help them read. Among them, the latest is the eBook reader. Small in size, they are easily portable and the battery life is expressed in days instead of the usual hours! Kindle by Amazon, Nook by Barnes & Noble and Sony’s EBook Reader have already hit the market. These are all dedicated devices for reading eBooks.  There is another set of eBook readers which are just applications that could run on tablet PCs and iPhones to read eBooks

Their little monitors will not harm your eyes. You do not need to take any other precautions except for the fact that you need to take your eyes off them for some time, just to give them a little rest. As such, digital reading devices such as the eBook readers are going to be runaway success stories in the near future.

Some time back there was a school of thought who believed that dedicated eBook readers will not be able to compete with eBook reader applications as nobody will spend a pots of money to buy a dedicated eBook reader, while he could do that on an iPhone or a tablet PC! Early this year there were talks that Acer had plans to release their eBook reader but they recently shelved it. Despite all that, Acer launched its eBook reader just a few days ago!

When you look at what Acer’s eBook reader called the LumiRead has on offer, there is little doubt about its success. It has two gigabytes of memory which could be expanded with a MicroSD card, with which you have the possibility to store content of 1500 books (of average size). It is only a few millimeters in thickness and has a 6 inch display which is employing the new technology – e-Ink display, to give non glare high contrast paper like appearance to text. Weighing only a few grams, it will easily fit in your pocket.

Among its features, LumiRead has 3G connectivity to browse the Internet and looking for material to read. Its QWERTY keyboard makes it even better for Internet surfing. It also has an auto format feature to display the content in the best format for reading. Browsing through the content you have in your library is very simple with the Lumiread.

If you are a reader, the best option for you when you are on the move is an eBook reader. It eliminates the hassle of having to think which book you are going to take with you. No matter where you are, these eBooks will give you the opportunity to read, in daylight or in the darkness. You may be on a mountain peak or on a sea beach but still you can enjoy reading your favorite eBook without any issues. Out of all eBooks, Acer LumiRead comes with the edge over others, which can be attributed to its innovative features. It is definitely going to be a success in the years to come.

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