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AYA Neo Slide crowdfunding begins soon (Handheld gaming PC with RGB backlit keyboard, Ryzen 7 7840U processor, and hall sensor controllers)

It’s been over a year since handheld gaming PC maker AYA announced plans to launch its first model with a QWERTY keyboard. Now the company has shown off prototypes of the AYA Neo Slide at the Tokyo Game Show, and launched a preview of an upcoming Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Pricing and availability information hasn’t been […]

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GPD Win 4 handheld gaming PC features a 6 inch sliding display, Ryzen 7 6800U and up to 32GB RAM

Handheld gaming device maker GPD is working on a follow-up to last year’s GPD Win 3 handheld gaming PC. The upcoming GPD Win 4 will have a similarly compact design with a screen that slides upward to reveal a hidden keyboard. But under the hood, it will pack a lot more horsepower. GPD hasn’t announced […]

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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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AYA Neo Slide handheld gaming PC has a slide-out keyboard and Ryzen 7 6800U

Handheld gaming PC maker AYA is expanding its product lineup. This month the company plans to launch the thin and light AYA Neo Air with an OLED display and a lower-than-usual price tag. Then the AYA Neo 2 with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor and RDNA 2 graphics is coming later this year. The […]

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Crowdfunded Astro Slide phone with slide-out keyboard, Linux support should ship in 2022

The Astro Slide is a smartphone with a 6.39 inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4,000 mAh battery and support for wireless charging. But those aren’t the features that make this phone unusual. It also has a physical keyboard that slides out from behind the […]

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GPD Win 3 hits Indiegogo Jan 15 for $799 and up (handheld gaming PC with Intel Tiger Lake)

The GPD Win 3 is a handheld gaming computer that features a 5.5 inch touchscreen display in the center and game controllers on the left and right sides. The screen can also slide up to reveal a keyboard that you can use for entering usernames, passwords, or chats. First revealed in November, the GPD Win […]

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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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Samsung Galaxy A80’s rotating triple cameras face the front or back

Samsung’s new Galaxy A80 is a smartphone that’s nearly all screen on the front, thanks to slim bezels and no visible front-facing camera. But that’s because the three cameras on the back of the camera are also the phone’s front-facing cameras. When you fire up the camera app and switch to selfie mode, the camera […]

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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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ZTE Axon V and Axon S Slider have unusual solutions to the smartphone not problem

As smartphone makers have been moving toward nearly bezel-free smartphones, they have to figure out what to do with the components that you’d normally squeeze into a bezel, like cameras. So far the most popular solution has been to put a notch in the display. More recently, some phone makers have removed the bezels and […]

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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 […]