The upcoming, unnamed BlackBerry slider phone running Android has leaked almost completely at this point. The short version: it's an Android phone with some BlackBerry apps, services, and a freaking slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Because BlackBerry. BlackBerry's keyboards were held in the highest esteem by "productivity-oriented" mobile users for years because of the comparative … [Read more...] about [Weekend Poll] Would You Be Interested In An Android Phone With A Physical Keyboard?
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Once upon a time, the touchscreen didn’t exist on smartphones. There was only an alphanumeric keypad, or a miniature version of a full keyboard on devices like a BlackBerry. If you conducted every part of your life via email, and needed to type at lightning speed, then a BlackBerry was likely by your side. I never saw the attraction, and went straight from an alphanumeric … [Read more...] about Swapping an iPhone for a BlackBerry made me appreciate the physical keyboard
Swype, one of the original apps we ever covered on this site, has apparently been put to rest by its owners. Nuance, the company that bought Swype in 2011 for $100M, told a redditor today that they are no longer developing for the Swype keyboard and that they have decided to exit the “direct-to-consumer keyboard business.” We reached out to Nuance and have yet to … [Read more...] about RIP, Swype. (Updated)
Dearly beloved, we gather here today to celebrate the life and honor the memory of an Android pioneer whose impact on mobile technology is still felt by all of us today. Swype, the keyboard app that introduced swipe-to-type input to the masses with its once-unmatched Android text input system, passed away quietly in its sleep on Monday. The app's health had been in steady … [Read more...] about So long, Swype: A eulogy for a mobile keyboard pioneer
It must be iPhone keyboard season or something because it seems like everybody but Apple is hellbent on making a better keyboard. Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard released last month makes one-handed texting easier, Giphy Keys is arguably the best GIF keyboard and now Google's got its own Gboard keyboard. SEE ALSO: The Air Case is the ultra-thin battery case Apple should have … [Read more...] about Google’s new iPhone keyboard puts search, emoji and GIFs front and center