Quite simply, touch screen technology is the innovation we now expect to see in some shape or form from every new smartphone that launches.
Swapping a button-bashing existence for a softer sensing interface we can press, swipe, pinch and zoom, means we can now do a little bit more than simply stare into that pint-sized screen of ours.
If the only QWERTY keyboard you want to see on a daily basis is the one nestled next to your office computer, here’s our pick of the best touchscreen smartphones available right now in the UK.
1. Samsung Galaxy S2
The Galaxy brand has restored our faith in [...]
The QWERTY keyboard was invented in 1867, and 144 years later it’s still in use – albeit for many less worthy uses such as killing virtual terrorists and writing horrendously misspelt blog posts.
In the years since, its transmogrified into an all-singing, all-dancing essential part of a computer setup with backlights, USB ports and macro keys.
But what keyboards should prioritise is the mere act of pressing buttons in addition to their ease of use and comfort and extra features such as media keys.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the best keyboards so you’ll be able to find what keyboard [...]
Samsung announced in August that it was changing its naming strategy, so that there were a number of new profiles for its collection of handsets.
While the popular S range of smartphones stands for Super Smart, the M range – of which the Samsung Galaxy M Pro is part – is all about the magic. Well, the Magical to be more precise.
This essentially means that the handsets aren’t packing enough power to be considered high-end but creep outside of the feature phone arena, offering enough for those who want a phone for everyday use.
The Galaxy M Pro, shown off at IFA 2011, offers just that, [...]
You probably thought Motorola had a lock on this whole docks for your phone thing, but Korean company KT quietly launched an assault on the Atrix manufacturer at IFA. Rather than a single (and underwhelming) “Webtop,” KT’s Spider Concept has three different accessories that expand the capabilities of the 4.5-inch gingerbread device. The laptop dock adds a QWERTY keyboard, an extended battery and a revamped UI while relying on the phone itself as the touchpad. If keyboards aren’t your thing, there’s the Spider PAD tablet shell which blows the interface up to 10.1-inches [...]
Nokia E6 is a sophisticated mobile device with a Qwerty keyboard, VGA resolution capacitive touch display and runs over Symbian ^3 OS, integrated with 8 megapixel camera. Checkout the Nokia E6 walkthrough video embedded below.
Nokia E6 Walkthrough
Well look here! You can have your cake and eat it too — and by cake we mean that landscape QWERTY smartphone known as the Nokia E7. The latest and greatest Communicator has caught up with its European twin and is shipping unlocked and contract-free from Amazon right now. It can be yours for $649, which is somewhat cheaper than the $679 pre-order price we mentioned last month. This buys you a 4-inch 640×360 ClearBlack AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, an 8 megapixel EDoF camera with dual-LED flash, a pentaband 3G radio, and the coolest hinge mechanism on the block. So visit the source link, [...]
At a press event in San Francisco HP has announced the third webOS mobile phone HP Pre 3 which is a business friendly device and could communicate with upcoming HP TouchPad tablet.
HP Pre 3 Specifications:
OS: HP webOS
Dimension: (64 x 111 x 16) mm, (2.52 x 4.37 x 0.63) inches
Weight: 156 g, 5.5 ounces
Display: 3.58 inch multitouch with a vibrant 24-bit color, 480 x 800 pixel WVGA
Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
Processor: Qualcomm MSM 8×55 (1.4 GHz)
5 MP camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HD (up to 720p) video recording, front VGA
Mono speakerphone, dual-mic noise cancellation
1. Samsung Galaxy S2
The Galaxy brand has restored our faith in Samsung’s ability to make great phones, and with Google’s Android OS and some impressive touchscreen technology, the S2 continues that trend.
Housed within a supremely slender form, the 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen is an ideal surrounding for viewing your 8-megapixel snaps.
Running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and packing a 1.2Ghz dual-core Exynos processor ensures there is plenty of zip for your web browsing and with eye-popping colours it’s perfect for watching a plethora of video formats on the go.
2. Apple [...]
You might remember some discussion of the Lexikon about this time last month, a rumored Android piece from HTC sporting an 800MHz MSM7630 core, a 5 megapixel camera, 3.8-inch WVGA display, 4GB of onboard storage, Froyo with Sense, and a QWERTY keyboard. Sounds a little bit like the G2 / Desire Z, doesn’t it? Indeed, those other models use Qualcomm’s MSM7230 processor, the GSM version of the 7630 that’d be required for action on Verizon. Well, fast forward to a new ROM update leak, showing a rendered device with Verizon branding up top and a face that looks suspiciously [...]