Unihertz plans to launch a Kicsktarter crowdfunding campaign soon for a modern phone with some retro-inspired features including a BlackBerry-style physical keyboard. The upcoming Unihertz Titan Slim will be the latest in a line of unusual phones from Unihertz, which has made a habit of releasing niche smartphones aimed at fans of old-school features like small screens and QWERTY keyboards.

In other recent tech news, the Google Pixel 6a seems to have passed through the FCC recently, suggesting an official launch could be near. After two years of strong growth, PC shipments declined a bit in the first quarter of 2022. Microsoft appears to be readying a new version of its entry-level Surface Laptop Go with a newer processor but the same $549 starting price. And the founder of Pebble explains why the smartwatch company failed five years after kicking off the smartwatch market with a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign. (Some die-hard fans are still using their Pebble watches even today thanks to third-party services like rebble.io).

Here’s a roundup of recent news from around the web.

Keep up on the latest headlines by following Liliputing on Twitter and Facebook and follow @LinuxSmartphone on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news on open source mobile phones.

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign

or...

Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. I am excited about the Titan Slim. I pre-ordered the Titan pocket, but I was disappointed by it. The keyboard layout, mixed with the shape of the device made it difficult to type on and hold. Since this appears to more closely mimic the blackberry Key2, and Key2 LE, I am optimistic that it will be better. I’m still not crazy about the modifier keys being above the rest though.
    Also, I initially thought that the square screen wouldn’t be a problem, but it does bring out some compatibility issues with certain programs.