"Smartest Cover" Gives Your BlackBerry Storm Nipples, for Better…

It was that or "The 'Smartest Cover' Is Dimpled For Your Pleasure," so consider yourselves lucky. Anyway, this thing: it adds tactile feedback to your touchscreen phone by means of little tiny transparent lumps. This might be stupid. Or genius. » 7/29/09 8:20pm 7/29/09 8:20pm

RIM's Foldout Keyboard Patent Sorta Misses the Point

It's likely to be one of those defensive patents, but RIM's patent application for a fold-out smartphone keyboard forgets why you might want a fold-out keyboard. » 12/26/08 5:00pm 12/26/08 5:00pm

HTC Juno Headed to T-Mobile?

We first heard of the HTC Juno when the rumor was that it was going to AT&T. Now Boy Genius says it's going to T-Mobile, complete with the two-letters-per-key Suretype keyboard. Other guesses are that it will have HTC's (now fairly standard) TouchFlo home screen that was debuted on the HTC Touch. Whether something… » 9/12/07 1:45pm 9/12/07 1:45pm

Unconfirmed: T-Mobile Getting Samsung Sliding Messager and Entry-Level…

PhoneArena has a tip that T-Mobile is about to get two new phones from Samsung: the T729 and T419. The T729 is a slider reminiscent of the MotoRIZR, but has a SureType hybrid keyboard and BlackBerry connect. This should be a nice in-between messager that bridges the gap between phones like the Sidekick and the Wing… » 6/06/07 5:30pm 6/06/07 5:30pm

Fastap's Upcoming SureType Cellphone Keyboard

We already know that the Fastap alternative typing system isn't as fast as advertised. But can the next generation be any better? Here are two working designs of how the next Fastap SureType will look. One is a QWERTY-ish layout with two letters per key, and the other is an alphabetical layout with one letter per key.… » 9/13/06 9:00pm 9/13/06 9:00pm