The latest Google Android phone, the Vodafone HTC Magic doesn’t sport a sliding keyboard, some have felt disappointed about this because on screen keyboards are still no where as fast as proper keyboards when it comes to users who text alot. But from what we can see in this demo video, it doesn’t look like that much of a worry afterall, future improvements will definitely come but it seems at this point it is a neat, reactive keyboard with a bunch of well thought out cool functions (including landscape mode typing!).
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The LG GD900 Crystal which LG debuted at the GSMA World Congress, will be the world’s first phone with a transparent design handset. Not everything on the slider handset is transparent but the rear slider is translucent and the keypad gives off a brilliant glittering glow. Specs on technical details on the LG GD900 was limited, but LG will make sure to bring out the specs for review later this year.
So far Apple has avoided doing anything similar to this for the iPhone. This hack done by ubiq, allowed him to use Apple’s wireless keyboard to type in iPhone apps and texts and emails, etc. Making the Apple keyboard a fully functional keyboard for the iPhone and iPod Touch, users however still need to have their devices jailbroken first. Hopefully in the future, other non Apple wireless bluetooth keyboards may also be used which means those who don’t like to buy Apple’s products and accessories won’t need to as they can resort to third party ones!
Due to land with Vodafone soon in Spring is the latest Google Android operating phone from HTC, the HTC Magic. For a start, this new magical phone as you can see doesn’t have any kind of sliding keyboard, its got a 3.2-inch HVGA screen, HDSPA, GPS, 3.2 megapixel camera and a G1-style trackball.
Details on pricing and availability of the HTC Magic will of course vary according to local Vodafone markets, but pricing in Spain will be from 99 to 199 Euros, depending on contract. UK will be one of the first markets to receive the Magic in April, then Spain, Germany, France and Italy, the phone will be a timed exclusive with Vodafone.
So here’s a quick summary of the HTC Magic’s main specifications:
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM7201a, 528MHz.
- Memory: 512MB ROM, 192MB RAM.
- Dimensions: 4.45 x 2.17 x 0.45-inches.
- Weight: 4.18 ounces with battery.
- Network: HSPA/WCDMA 900 / 2100MHz (no love for the States) with 2Mbps up, 7.2Mbps down; quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz.
- Display: 3.2-inch TFT-LCD HVGA 480×320
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, mini USB, and GPS
- Input: Trackball with Enter button, Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen keyboard (both portrait and landscape)
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Dell yesterday has unveiled a much improved new Latitude, the Latitude XT2. The new Dell Latitude XT2 is a tablet pc which features a multitouch screen! Also with better performance, enhanced security and improved manageability than the previous generation.
What a massive difference the new Kindle 2 makes when it is compared with the old Kindle. Not only does it have smooth sexy round corners but its also so much more thinner. The redesign of its keyboard also makes the new Kindle much more appealing, but I have to say the most attractive feature to me in terms of hardware is its further improved battery life. Yes I know the display is only grey and white, but you can still read four days non stop on it, that’s striking! Check out the hands on gallery after the jump…