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…
It’s too early at this point to tell you about the new Amazon Kindle 2 press conference, but it is to be held later today (10am Eastern time). The Kindle 1.0 has been around for some time it is definitely due for an update. If you don’t know much about Amazon’s Kindle device, one line can basically sum up the purpose of this device. It’s a lightweight, wireless device built for reading books, newspapers electronically on a purposefully built black and white screen.
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Readers here at GadgetLite who are keen gamers of games like WoW will definitely have heard of the Wolfking Warrior game pad keyboard a simple, easy to use device ideal for first-person-shooter (FPS) games and possibly any game you can imagine that suits it style. The aim of the unique design is essentially to help enhance his or her gameplay experience. But the Wolfking Warrior is now old, because there is now a new one out called the Warrior XXTREME gamepad (you could take a look at the Wolfking Warrior review first though, at TechRepublic).
Compared to the old Warrior (red), the Warrior XXTREME is twice the bulkier (black) with an ergonomic design:
As you will see in the videos after the jump, it’s not the best keyboard if you’re not a serious gamer and want to use it for other purposes such as emailing, messaging, document processing. Plenty of shortcut keys which should be useful for online gaming. The back light I think has been really well thought out, it should prove to be welcomed for those who game late into the night (and morning!) while everyone else is already asleep. Continue reading »
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This keyboard design known as the Yu Type keyboard created by Royal College of Art student Yusuf Muhammad in the design competition held by Toyota. The design should prove to be helpful especially for those who struggle to learn and type with all ten fingers (you know, the two finger typist or aka hunt and peck typist…), the Yu Type keyboard would give the opportunity to increase their speed and confidence as they would be able to hunt, peck and see what they’ve typed on the mini display instead of painfully extending their neck contantly just to check whether they’ve made a mistake. Still though, the best way is really to learn to type properly if you asked me!