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Apple iPhone Leaked Photo Shows Sliding QWERTY Keypad, Gaming Control

Note: There is a rating embedded within this post, please visit this post to rate it.We know that a brand new iPhone is coming this summer, but will it look anything like this leaked shot? Unbelievable as it may seem, this device packs a sliding QWERTY keyboard, a directional pad for games and action buttons placed among the rest of the keys.

Apple iPhone Leaked Photo Shows Sliding QWERTY Keypad, Gaming Control

I guess the touchscreen will be kept, but most of the gaming will be done with the aid of the physical keyboard. If an analog controller makes it in there too, you can count me as a fan of the new iPhone, however I wonder how such a feature can be implemented with the sliding keypad and all.

Who’ll need a PSP or Nintendo DS if such a handset is launched?

[via GSMDome]

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China Numer One on Net

January 14th, 2009 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5

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Steve Jobs takes off six months. Nortel speculation. Motorola and Seagate doing layoffs. iPhone browsers coming out of the woodwork. Microsoft patches keep coming. China now number one on the net. New report says online threats to kids are bullies not sex predators. Check out the Prada on Google earth. IBM tops in patents once more. American Idol egg on face. Win 7 beta destroying MP3 files. Gartner says PC sales almost flat.

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Sony Takes a Bath

January 13th, 2009 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5

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Sony to post perhaps a $1.1 billion operating loss. Sony needs to pay more attention. New E-cars cropping up everywhere. Stanford setting up an energy research center. Daimler joins forces with Daimler to swap battery technologies for an electric Smart car. There will be an iPhone Nano! Maybe. SCO plans to auction off assets. MRI images 100X more detail. Yahoo picked a new CEO. Windows7 patched.

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Hot New Electric Cars

January 12th, 2009 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5

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CES attendance down 22-percent. I didn’t go either. Google footprint issues becoming the big debate amongst engineers. Legislation may ban all cell phone use while driving. 2600 people killed because of cell-phone related wrecks. Cool cars in Detroit. Maserati doing the best. Guitar Hero 3 becomes first billion dollar game. DTV date change may be moved back. Obama is concerned. GM has electric Cadillac in development. Look for Toyota to win this electric war anyway.

 

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CES is as Dull as Predicted

January 08th, 2009 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5

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Adam Curry invited to meet the Queen. Ballmer’s keynote panned. Ballmer promised Win 7 this year. Meanwhile top Windows exec warns that it probably won’t ship in 2009. Yahoo deal skunked. Sun downgraded by Goldman. Stock sinks. Lenovo looks as if it is trouble. Sony has nifty looking new laptop. OLPC falling apart. Layoffs coming. New Dish Network device has what appears to be a SlingCatcher built-in. Cell chip will be used by Toshiba in their new TVs. Cisco story continues. I am dubious. Memorex is in the news with a lame Cnet story. Dell moving Irish operation to Poland.

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CES Best of Show Announced

January 07th, 2009 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5

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Intel sales take a nosedive. Toshiba pounding the midrange DTV’s. Look for cell TV. Microsoft will give free upgrades to certain Vista users. Verizon is going with MSFT search engine. Sun jumping into cloud computing. 1UP sold, EGM shuttered. 3G service killing 2G service. Portland gets WiMax. New SanDisk risky player. Milky Way in the news. Best of CES items announced. I discuss.

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Motorola Tries Gimmick

January 06th, 2009 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5

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MacWorld begins, CES awaits. Hacker messes up MacWorld keynote. Twitter hacker found out. Copy protection removed from iTunes? PS3 sales up in North America. Motorola to offer phone made from recycled plastic bottles. BestBuy selling refurbished phone. HP new Netbook runs 8-hours. MSFT names new President. Athlon Neo to be released. Cisco doing home networking? Yes, watch 802.11n take off with Cisco behind it.

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Sony Baloney

January 05th, 2009 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5

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Steve Jobs blames emaciation on hormone imbalance. Twitter hacked to put up fake posts. China will be punishing search engines for linking to porn. Lenovo unveils clunker. Howard Stringer under pressure to do something at Sony. Freescale to roll out Netbook chip. Expert claims MSFT made huge money over "Vista Capable" scam. New Mac Mini coming out. Blu-Ray dominates Christmas sale. Ballmer to be Keynoter at CES show. Seagate moves to USB 3. Most confusing High-tech buzzwords listed.

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Teens Swapping Naked Pics. Of Each Other!

December 10th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
AOL intends to make hay with Bebo. FCC chairman criticized to an extreme. Study indicates that kids pass dirty pics of themselves routinely. “These kids!” Microsoft mammoth security update. Check it out. Netbooks said to be more popular than the iPhone. Sounds like a publicity stunt. More stories about the $99 iPhone. Apple bricking PC’s running bootlegged OS-X. HP says the cloud is a crock. Jerry Yang apparently has no successor. tech5
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Apple at Walmart. Yoikes!

December 08th, 2008 | Category: John C Dvorak,tech5
Will Apple lose its cachet by selling at Walmart? They say the iPhone is to be sold there shortly. Broadcom’s new chip is a whopper. Pew research says that 91-percent of all teens play video games. Microsoft announces a "red" edition. It’s legit. It’s to benefit AIDS. Now you have to pay $150 extra to downgrade. China gets into Computex. Wednesday is the big layoff day at Yahoo. Today’s show sponsored by www.budget.com/tech. tech5
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