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F(x)tec Pro1 -X is delayed due to a chip change (Crowdfunded Android or Ubuntu phone with a slide-out keyboard)

The F(x)tec Pro1 is one of the few modern smartphones to feature a slide-out keyboard for thumb typing. First launched in 2019, the phone was designed to ship with a custom version of Android optimized for portrait and landscape use, but late last year F(x)Tec launched a crowdfunding campaign for a Pro1-X model that would […]

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F(x)tec Pro1-X will ship in August with a Snapdragon 662 processor rather than March with an SD835 chip

The F(x)tec Pro1-X is a smartphone with a slide-out keyboard and support for running Android, LineageOS, or Ubuntu Touch operating systems. The phone went up for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in late 2020 and it was scheduled to begin shipping in March. But now the ship date has been pushed back to August. […]

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Lilbits: The death of CentOS Linux, the rise of RISC-V, and last call for the F(x)Tec Pro1 X

Most major smartphone makers have stopped shipping handsets with physical keyboards, opting instead for touchscreen-only phones with thin and light designs. But the F(x)Tec Pro1 is a phone custom made for fans of physical keyboards. It’s one of the only modern smartphones to feature a QWERTY keyboard that slides out from behind the screen. While […]

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Lilbits: Black Friday, hacking Amazon’s tablets, and distro hopping on a Linux smartphone

If you haven’t checked out Liliputing’s Black Friday 2020 Mobile Tech Deals page in a while, now’s a pretty good time to do that. We’ve added deals on w whole bunch of laptops, tablets, smartphones, storage products as well as streaming services and downloadable apps, games, and digital media. After offering its Fire HD 10 […]

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F(x)tec Pro1-X is a phone that ships with Linux or Android (and has a keyboard)

The F(x)tec Pro1 is one of the only modern smartphone to feature a physical keyboard. Soon it will also be one of the phones available with a choice of the Android-based LineageOS or Linux-based Ubuntu Touch operating systems. The makers of the phone have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the F(x)tec Pro1-X, a slightly […]

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F(x)tec Pro1-X smartphone runs Ubuntu Touch or LineageOS, has a physical keyboard (crowdfunding)

The F(x)tec Pro1 is an unusual smartphone by contemporary standards. It has a large screen that covers most of the front of the device. But there’s also a physical keyboard that slides out from behind the screen when you need it, allowing you to use the phone like a tiny laptop. First launched in 2019, […]

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F(x)tec Pro 1 smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard delayed (but beta testing starts soon)

When the folks behind the F(x)tec Pro 1 first unveiled their Android smartphone with a touchscreen display and a slide-out keyboard that hides behind the screen when it’s not in use, they promised the F(x)tec Pro 1 would ship in July, 2019. That’s not going to happen. But the company has been showing off working […]

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F(x)tec Pro 1 phone with slide-out keyboard may support Sailfish OS (as well as Android)

The F(x)tec Pro 1 is an upcoming smartphone with a 6 inch AMOLED touchscreen display and something that’s far more uncommon these days — a physical keyboard that slides out from behind the display and makes the phone look almost like a tiny laptop. But that may not be the only unusual thing about this […]

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F(x)tec Pro 1 smartphone with slide-out keyboard coming in July for $649

There was a time when QWERTY keyboards were a must-have feature for smartphones. These days your real option is to buy a BlackBerry device. But that’s set to change this summer. A startup called F(x)tec is introducing a new Android phone called the F(x)tec Pro 1. The company is showing the phone to reporters at […]

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F(x) Technology is making an Android phone with a slide-out keyboard

Modern smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards are rare, but not unheard of these days. But you know what you don’t see much anymore? Phones with QWERTY keyboards that slide out from behind the display when you want to type and hide away behind the screen when you don’t need them. Last year a team called […]