LG Rumor with QWERTY keyboard

“LG has announced a mobile phone called Rumor. It will come out in the US from Sprint on November 4. The device costs $79.99. Taking into account its name and design (in addition to the numeric keyboard a QWERTY one) the new phone is meant for those who are keen on SMS messaging. LG Rumor is available on Black Blue and Silver color solutions.The specs of LG Rumor:
Networks – CDMA 1xRTT
Display – 176×220 pixels
Camera – 1.3-megapixel with 2x digital zoom
Bluetooth interface
microSD-slot (up to 4 GB)
Li-Pol battery
Talk time – up to 4.5 hours
Dimensions – 109.2×50.8×17.8 mm
Weight – 117 g” via mobile-review.com

Asus' Eee PC Drawing Close to Release!

“Asus has promised that the much-anticipated Eee PC will hit the market in just a couple of days, and be available in the United States later this month.Jonathan Tsang, Asus’ president of sales and marketing, told DigiTimes that this this low-cost, Linux-based sub-notebook will be sold in the U.S. through Best Buy and Newegg before the end of October. It’s not clear if that includes retail locations or just Web sales.The actual debut of the Eee PC will be October 16 in Taiwan.Asus has already received pre-orders for over one million units from countries in the developing world.Even though the introduction of the Eee PC is so close, Asus still has yet to announce the official pricing for this model. Tsang says this will happen on Tuesday, when this laptop debuts.When this device was first unveiled in June, Asus emphasized that it would sell for $200. However, the only way to get this price will be to buy the product in bulk.Unofficial reports indicate that the Eee PC will be available in a range of prices and configurations, with the ones typically available in first world countries selling for over $300.The Eee PC will have the typical clamshell design for a laptop computer, with a 7-inch display, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a trackpad. It will be 8.9 inches wide, 6.5 inches deep, and 1.4 inches thick (22.5 cm by 165 cm by 35 mm). It will weigh just under 2 pounds (890 g).According to some sources, the $200 version of this product will supposedly offer 2 GB of Flash storage, 256 MB of RAM, and a two-cell battery. Sources indicate that the retail price for this version will be $240.A version with 512 MB of RAM, 6 GB of Flash storage, Wi-Fi, and twice the battery capacity will supposedly sell for $400.Exactly what connectivity options will be in each model will depend on the price. However, all will include Ethernet, three USB ports, VGA port, and an SD card slot. To make it more resistant to breakage, the Eee PC won’t have a traditional spinning hard drive. Instead, it will include either a solid-state Flash drive. Not surprisingly, the capacity of this will vary with price.Those who are interested in this device should be aware of an earlier report which indicated that Asus will primary ship the high-end model to first world countries, while reserving the less expensive ones for the developing world.” via brighthand.com

Palm Centro Review at mobiletechreview, engadget and more..

“We know the keyboard is on your mind, so here’s the deal: it isn’t that great, but it isn’t a deal breaker. The phone is designed with the youth market (and women, from what we can tell) in mind, and if that’s the case, they should be happy with the full QWERTY of the Centro. The jelly-ish buttons aren’t exactly a joyride for us to press, though we’ve got massive, bear-like claws. The keyboard works; certainly better than T9, and definitely better than no keyboard at all. Still, you’ll find yourself backtracking plenty when your nail hits a key next to the letter you meant to press.” Read the engadget review here the mobiletechreview here and brighthand here: