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Clicks keyboard case gives the iPhone Pro the physical keys it wasn’t really missing

Most modern smartphones are touchscreen-only devices that let you use virtual keyboards or voice when you want to enter text. But a generation of smartphone users that got their start on BlackBerries and Palm Treos continue to hold a soft spot in their hearts for physical keyboards. Clicks is a new startup co-founded by some […]

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DeckHD is a FHD+ display for the Steam Deck, coming soon for $99

Valve’s Steam Deck has a lot of things going for it. The handheld gaming PC is one of the most affordable options available, has a custom chip and custom operating system that are both made for gaming, and features competitive battery life. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. And while Valve hasn’t […]

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F(x)tec Pro1-X smartphone with a physical keyboard begins shipping (a few years late)

The F(x)tec Pro1-X is a smartphone with mid-range specs that manages to stand out in a market that’s probably oversaturated thanks to a few distinctive features. It’s one of the only modern smartphones with a slide-out keyboard for thumb typing on physical keys. And it’s designed to support multiple operating systems including Android 11, Ubuntu […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo’s next ThinkPad X1 foldable, Asus Zenfone 9, and turning the Game Boy Camera into a modern mirrorless camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold was one of the first tablets with a foldable display that lets you position it like a laptop, hold it like a book, or fold it in half. But it was also one of the only computers to ever ship with an Intel Lakefield processor, known for its unimpressive performance. […]

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Lilbits: F(x)tec Pro1-X keyboard phone, Motorola hits #3 in US smartphone sales, Steam Deck answers, and more

The F(x)tec Pro1-X is a smartphone with a 6 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. But it has a few features that make it very unusual for a smartphone in 2022: the phone has a slide-out keyboard, supports both Android and Ubuntu Touch […]

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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, […]