The 5-TILES touchscreen keyboard has been released as a beta version by ETAOI Systems today.
As the name suggests, it uses just five keyboard tiles to type the alphabet rather than 26. This makes it particularly well-suited to devices with small screens, such as smart watches, as well as conventional smartphones.
Panasonic has used the Photokina photography trade show in Germany as a stage to announce its new Panasonic DMC-CM1 device.
It’s equipped with a 20 megapixel one-inch camera sensor, putting it on a similar level to standalone cameras, yet also runs Android 4.4 on a 2.3GHz quad-core chip and has a 4.7-inch HD screen.
Tesco says it’s stopped working on its Hudl-branded smartphone so that it can concentrate on tablets.
Earlier this year the retailer revealed plans to build on the success of its Hudl tablet with a smartphone launch in 2014.
Millennial Media has used data from its mobile advertising platform, which processes billions of mobile ad requests every month, and compiled them in a new Mobile Mix study that focuses on the Europe, Middle East, and Africa device markets.
It reports that 81% of the European population has a mobile phone, with 42% owning smartphones. The overall figures for EMEA are 65% mobile penetration and 25% with a smartphone.
Bullitt Mobile, the company behind the Cat Phones brand, has announced a new rugged 4G smartphone.
The Cat S50 runs Android v4.4 on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, includes an 8 megapixel camera and has a 4.7-inch screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3.