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Smartphone makers were still reeling from the arrival of Apple's touchscreen-only iPhone when 2008 rolled around. Research in Motion (RIM), a mobile manufacturer best known for its BlackBerry line and QWERTY keyboard prowess, was at the top of its game and primed to jump into this emerging form fa

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Wondering what ever happened to the BlackBerry Pearl 3G that made its debut way back in April and then all but disappeared? Well, we've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that you can now actually buy one in the US. The bad news is that it's seemingly only available on Cinci

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Rumors of a low-end BlackBerry Pearl 9100 have been swirling (or at least slightly agitating) as far back as November of last year, but it looks like we're now finally starting to get a clearer picture of some of the phone's actual specs. As we'd heard previously, this one comes equipped with a Sur

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As far as we can tell, BlackBerry OS 5.0 is shaping up to be extraordinarily incremental -- some users will barely notice the difference -- but one welcome change is the addition of SureType support on full QWERTY devices. Dropdown boxes spotted in build 5.0.0.110 for the Bold seem to make typing e

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We saw this one coming -- and sure enough, Samsung's t349 is real, continuing the manufacturer's somewhat bizarre tradition of dropping 20-key configurations on T-Mobile. This one's yet again targeting the crowd looking for low-end, easy messaging with a 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth suppo

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It's not clear how people manage to score so many good pictures of phones that aren't scheduled for announcement -- much less release -- for months, but who are we to complain? Some crafty dude over on TmoNews' forums is showing off much of Samsung's 2009 lineup for T-Mobile, and the first fantasti

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Strangely, Samsung has somehow developed a bit of a niche reputation for rolling out SureType-esque 20-key devices on T-Mobile USA, going back to the t719 flip -- and more recently, the t729 slider. It's an odd claim to fame, but it's a relationship they're apparently looking to continue with the u

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Not a lot of dirt on this one just yet, but BoyGeniusReport has it that the HTC \"Juno\" should be headed to T-Mobile, and soon. Of note, the Juno moniker is apparently just a codename that could change upon official launch, but this sexy handset will purportedly include Windows Mobile 6, a \"consumer

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Not a lot of dirt on this one just yet, but BoyGeniusReport has it that the HTC \"Juno\" should be headed to T-Mobile, and soon. Of note, the Juno moniker is apparently just a codename that could change upon official launch, but this sexy handset will purportedly include Windows Mobile 6, a \"consumer

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If you're trying to figure out what's different here from the original... well, first of all, you're probably not a Pearl owner, and second, most of the fun stuff is under the hood. Pinstack has scored a plethora of high quality shots detailing the GSM / WiFi variant of the Pearl 2, OS 4.3 and all.

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It seems Samsung thinks that one slider ain't enough for T-Mobile USA's lineup. The aptly-named t429 (pictured left) will slot in just below the long-since-released t629, offering up a measly VGA cam and Bluetooth in a dark, reasonably attractive package with an expected launch date of August 20 (n

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We can't vouch for the quality of its keys, but Samsung's floated its own piece of SureType pie in the SGH-T719 clamshell, a form factor you'll not soon find in RIM's stable (at least, as far as we know), and it's now available on T-Mobile. As we reported earlier, the BlackBerry Connect-enabled pho

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It turns out the 8100 / Pearl won't be the only device with SureType dropping on T-Mobile in the next few weeks. Samsung's curious clamshell, the SGH-T719 with BlackBerry integration and that love-it-or-hate-it SureType keypad, is now listed as \"Coming Soon\" on T-Mob's site. The 1.3-megapixel cam i

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RIM's latest piece of SureType goodness, the 7130, is starting to drop on European carriers. We've found it on Vodafone's UK site, and we have word (and pictures to back it up) via pinstack.com that we should be seeing it on O2 any minute now. US users drooling at the device's shapely form factor,

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We got a chance to take a good, long look at Samsung's new T719, their SureType-equipped slim flipphone with BlackBerry connect. The 1.3 megapixel camera and slim design are all well and good, but the keyboard is obviously notable for a non-smartphone Samsung device. The BlackBerry integration was

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