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Apps re-invent smartphone keyboards to reduce typing frustration

By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) – New smartphone apps aim to solve the problem of keyboards causing aching fingers or auto-correct resulting in embarrassing blunders. The apps replace Qwerty keyboards with alternatives designed to provide better auto-correct and more seamless … Continue reading

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Feedback Loop: 30 years of Mac, mechanical keyboards, Bitcoin alternatives and more!

Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and … Continue reading

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BlackBerry CEO: our future devices will ‘predominantly’ have hardware keyboards

An excellent keyboard was Blackberry's original claim to fame. CEO John Chen told Bloomberg that the company's next phones will mostly feature hardware keyboards. "I personally love the keyboards," Chen said, "so you will look to Blackberry going forward to do … Continue reading

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Microsoft researcher sees keyboards slowly fading into a niche accessory

Microsoft has always placed a lot of importance on hooking things up to a keyboard — witness Steve Ballmer’s prediction that the iPhone would flop because it lacked a physical keyboard or the company’s decision to make a click-in keyboard … Continue reading

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Microsoft finally realizes keyboards are essential to the Surface, gives them away for free

It’s taken a while but Microsoft has finally realized that it’s futile to charge customers an extra $ 100 just so they can use a keyboard with their Surface tablets… for a limited time at least. CNET notes that Microsoft … Continue reading

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RIM shows how BlackBerry 10 touch screen keys could rival even its traditional keyboards [video]

This week has been a very good one for Research In Motion (RIMM) and BlackBerry 10 news. First there was the teaser by RIM, then a detailed leak from Vietnam, followed by a mouth-watering video walk-through leak. And now the company has released a … Continue reading

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RIM shows how BlackBerry 10 touch screen keys could rival its traditional keyboards [video]

This week has been a very good one for Research In Motion (RIMM) and BlackBerry 10 news. First there was the teaser by RIM, then a detailed leak from Vietnam, followed by a mouth-watering video walk-through leak. And now the company has released a … Continue reading

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