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Is the keyboard phone making a comeback?

 The Malaysian Insider - Technology

Is the keyboard phone making a comeback?

August 27, 2013
Latest Update: August 27, 2013 04:29 pm

Following Samsung's attempts to reinvent the flip phone, Motorola is aiming to bring the physical keyboard back to smartphones.

Leaked images and specifications, which were first posted on Sina Weibo and subsequently picked up by New Cell Phones, show a new Motorola smartphone with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard -- a feature that many thought had been consigned to the history books thanks to touch screens and voice recognition.

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Mida nod for 36 projects worth RM2b under DISF

Mida nod for 36 projects worth RM2b under DISF

KUALA LUMPUR (July 23, 2013): The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) has approved a total of RM220.5 million under the Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF) as of July 19, 2013 for 36 projects, which have an investment value of RM2.074 billion, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

The RM1 billion DISF was launched by the prime minister on July 3 last year.

"We expect by 2015 we can fully allocate the total fund as the timeline for the DISF is within the 10th Malaysia Plan," he told a media briefing here today.

Projects involving electrical and electronics, services, transport, life sciences and machinery and advanced engineering industries amounted to RM213.7 million or 96.9% of the total grants approved.

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