Helio has a QWERTY phone in the works

New Helio model features separate layers for the QWERTY and the keypad.

Helio's new QWERTY phone Phonescoop

Well looky what we got here: Phonescoop spotted this shiny new Helio QWERTY phone on the FCC site this morning, and it looks to be a triple-layer wonder. Not only does the phone slide up to reveal the number keypad, it also slides sideways to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard--both the keypad and the keyboard are on separate layers. Manufactured by Pantech, the phone is tentatively called the PN-810, but we're guessing Helio will name it something else to suit their current lineup of the Hero, the Kickflip, and the Drift. Known features of the phone are impressive: EV-DO support, a 2.1-megapixel camera, a 260,000 color screen, Bluetooth connectivity, and support for Helio's lineup of services like MySpace Mobile and streaming music and video. It certainly looks promising, and we'll be sure to update you on all the details when Helio launches it officially.

[Found on Engadget Mobile.]

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Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.


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