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It’s too soon to proclaim that the QWERTY Android phone is making a comeback, especially with a certain Taiwanese manufacturer that has given up on QWERTY phones. But we’ve seen a couple of them popping up as of late, donning the increasingly out of fashion slide-out keyboard. That’s wonderful news for the (still) many folks that like to hear the satisfying click and clack sounds of a physical keyboard on their phones. The latest QWERTY Android phone that will be coming your way soon is the LG LS860, and from what we’ve seen so far, it’s a surprisingly powerful device. A…

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AT&T has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Appeal will be available under its Go Phone deals starting June 5. The phone happens to be the first slider Android smartphone that AT&T sells with the GoPhone data plans. The handset will first come to Walmart for $149.99, followed by other AT&T GoPhone distribution channels, beginning July 15. For those of you who are not aware of Ma Bell’s offer, the GoPhone pay-as-you-go plans provide affordable data options, available in 1GB for $25 a month, 200MB for $15 a month, or 50MB for $5 a month. Along with the data packages you will have…

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Thin this, ultra svelte that. So what? Sure, we all love thin – but if it sacrifices overall functionality – or even more importantly – battery life, then consumers get downright angry. A recent JD Power survey revealed that people’s chief concern is with battery life or lack thereof. The race towards thinness is simply not in line with what consumers want. While it serves as a great marketing message, much like “quad core” does, it actually ends up hurting consumers by forcing them to remain near the ‘ol outlet. Android devices are all about mobility and utility. Try and…

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Sure, going full-size touchscreens might be the new trend, but touchscreen keyboards will never beat physical keyboards. In fact, one of the original and best-selling Android devices of all times was a full-qwerty phone, the Motorola Droid. For those of you who don’t know, a “QWERTY” keyboard is a nickname for a device with a full physical keyboard. The name comes from the first 6 keys on the top row of every standard keyboard. Check out our comprehensive list of of the seven best QWERTY phones of 2012. Droid 4 (Verizon) November 6, 2009 — the original Droid was released, and Motorola…

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It has been just under 6 months since Motorola released the Droid 3, and it has become clear that the fourth device in the Droid series is on its way. Of course, yesterday, December 22nd, was the rumored date of release. However, the day has come and gone without any definitive word from Verizon or Motorola. Despite the lack of info from big red, a piece of informations, shown above, has escaped from Verizon’s headquarters. It is pretty clear that the Droid 4 will be landing in Verizon on or around February 2nd, 2012. This quick change of release dates should…

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We started seeing leaks of the Droid 4 over the last couple of weeks, but this leak is kind of surprising. The Droid 4 is now popping up in not just one, but a few different Verizon Systems. But the interesting thing is, we have not heard of any specs at all for the Droid 4 in any of the leaks. But the leaked image of the Droid 4 does look like it’s ready for another Verizon release. According to the leaked image in the device manager below, it is 4G capable, but other than that we do not know…

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It seems to be a common theme of Motorola as of recently, that when a new phone is being launched, leaks of a future phone find their way to the public. It happened when the Bionic was about to be released; the Bionic was pictured with the soon to be released Droid RAZR. Now that the RAZR is about to be released, images of the Droid 4 have been leaked to the good folks over at Droid-Life. The Droid 3 was criticized by enthusiasts for its pentile screen, lack of 4G, locked bootloader, and its “limited” 512MB Ram (1GB seems…

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Sprint owned Boost Mobile has had the Samsung Transform Ultra for quite some time. But now, Boost Mobile’s parent company has announced they will begin selling the handset. Sprint announced that the Samsung Transform Ultra will feature Android 2.3 with Sprint ID, a 1 GHz processor, a 3.5-inch HVGA display and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. In Sprint’s word, not too much changes from the Boost Mobile version of the device. Pricing and release date details were not released with this announcement. Full Press Release from Sprint: Samsung Transform™ Ultra Highly-customizable Android experience Samsung Transform Ultra is a premium android powered…

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Verizon has several new Android devices lined up to replace older models for the holidays. According a photo of a list leaked by a tipster, the new upcoming Verizon devices include the HTC Thunderbolt 2 (replacing the HTC Thunderbolt), Samsung Stratosphere (replacing the Samsung Fascinate), and the Samsung Prime (replacing the Samsung DROID Charge), among others. A member of Android Forums who claims to be working for Best Buy allegedly received from a Verizon representative a copy of a list of upcoming phones slated for release on Verizon for the holidays. Of note on the list are the HTC Thunderbolt…

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Recent polls suggest that people actually prefer touchscreen keyboards, but this writer would beg to differ. Having made the jump from a Blackberry Bold to a Samsung Galaxy S II, I still have to say that I miss the satisfaction that tactile keyboards provide. With that in mind, enter the LG Optimus Note. Leaked in a recent press shot, the Optimus Note features a very respectable set of specs, and features on of the first beefed up versions of Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC, being that it is clocked at 1.2 Ghz, as opposed to the standard 1Ghz speed we have all…