BlackBerry Pearl 9100 budget smartphone leaks online

Gerald Lynch Mobile phones, Tech Digest news 10 Comments

BlackBerry's Pearl range of budget smartphones is set to get a new addition in the shape of the 9100 model. The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 features a trackpad rather than a trackball for navigation and a suretype keyboard where two letters…

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Nanopoint launch the KSK-3200RF wireless mini keyboard

Gerald Lynch Computers, Keyboards, Peripherals, Tech Digest news, Wireless home 2 Comments

Nanopoint have today unveiled their new mini qwerty keyboard, the KSK-3200RF. Billed as the "perfect conference" companion, the wireless keyboard also features a built in trackball for navigating PCs and browsers without a mouse. Measuring just 29cm x 20cm and…

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RIM patent for vaguely different slider phone, new BlackBerries coming?

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I get a bit cheesed off with the number of technology patents being filed, with seemingly small variations on a similar theme.

Take the latest from Research In Motion, makers of the BlackBerry, which details a “Hybrid Portrait-Landscape Handheld Device With Trackball Navigation and Qwerty Hideaway Keyboard”.

Yes, indeed, we’ve all seen devices with keyboards that slide out from under the phone, but apparently this one is different because it’s got a trackball on it.

Woop!

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