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BlackBerry seeks patent on hidden QWERTY

0. phoneArena 07 Feb 2013, 13:46 posted on

While most handsets with hidden QWERTYs hide the keyboard using a slider, BlackBerry has applied for a patent on a hidden QWERTY that hides the keys inside the body of the phone; once a retractable portion of the phone is activated, the keys come into view and BlackBerry could use the technology to make slimmer, physical QWERTY equipped models...

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posted on 07 Feb 2013, 13:58

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


How does it work again?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 14:04

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Where is it hidden again?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 14:27 4

3. downphoenix (Posts: 2378; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Instead of being hidden behind the main body of the phone, its hidden in the body itself. I have no idea how that will work, but if they can pull it off, it would be cool to see.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 14:43 1

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Lol...i'm just playing with Bone.
Indeed it'll be a nice feature to see if they do manage to pull it.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:09 1

5. Kriksis (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


As far as I understand it will be pretty much the same as keypad of NOKIA 8800...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:17 1

6. antmiu2 (Posts: 230; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


damn now i know why its called a qwerty keboard smh

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:30

7. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


LOL!! it was a good one

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 16:47 1

8. Xtasy (Posts: 276; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


That sounds pretty dam cool

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 19:28

9. corporateJP (Posts: 1760; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Interesting....

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 23:54

10. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Anyone here remembers that metal Palm PDA with the slide touch pad? The Palm Tungsten.

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