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Company developing a physical QWERTY keyboard Moto Mod will meet with Lenovo and Verizon

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Company developing a physical QWERTY keyboard Moto Mod will meet with Lenovo and Verizon
Last month, we told you about a company called Livermorium that is developing a third-party physical QWERTY keyboard Moto Mod. The accessory is listed on Indiegogo where the company is trying to raise the $100,000 it needs to guarantee production. With 15-days left on the crowdfunding site, Livermorium has raised a tad more than $47,000 from 638 backers. If you like the idea of adding a QWERTY keyboard to your Moto Z device, you might want to donate $60 for a Super Early Bird model. The company plans on selling them for $120 at retail, if it can get the necessary funding.

Looking very similar to the slide out QWERTY keyboard on the Motorola Droid 4 (which was the best one ever found on any Droid handset), the keys are backlit and include five rows with one dedicated to numerals from 0 to 9. Also available in QWERTZ and AZERTY formats, the keyboard works in landscape mode and tilts between 0 and 45 degrees. It also includes a 2100mAh battery.

The company has just introduced its prototype/engineering sample which it will be showing off to Lenovo and Verizon this week. Out of 50 entrants in the Transform the Smartphone Challenge, the Keyboard Moto Mod is one out of only 10 products that will be seen up close by Lenovo and Big Red. Livermorium could end up obtaining backing and funding for the QWERTY keyboard from the manufacturer and the carrier.

Check out images of the prototype by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: KeyboardMod

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posted on 17 Apr 2017, 23:14 3

1. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3371; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Blackberry should have developed a keyboard moto mod. Now that would have been guaranteed to be a great keyboard.

posted on 17 Apr 2017, 23:31 2

2. trojan_horse (Posts: 4949; Member since: 06 May 2016)


It would have guaranteed a quality keyboard, not amateur stuff.

Let no one get me wrong, I ain't saying that the physical keyboard being developed by Livermorium is amateur stuff, but BB arguably has the better experience in pkb.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 02:47

4. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


I'm surprised they haven't sued since they love to sue anyone who makes a keyboard case.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 09:18 4

7. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You mean: "They will sue anyone that uses their IP without their consent, unlike Apple, who loves to sue for generic names like "App Store".

FIFY

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 11:49

10. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


No, I meant what I said before in my previous post. FFS, do you have to be argumentative about every little thing?

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 12:45 1

12. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes, I know you meant to try and start a flame war. Thanks for admitting it. FFS, do you have to take cheap, trolling potshots at companies you don't like on almost every article you comment on?

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 22:55

15. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


The only one who's trying to start a flame war is you. Unless you want to get embarrassed yet again, I suggest you to stop now while you still can.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 23:13

17. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lol, considering that you're the one that went on the potshot attack first, it's pretty clear that you're the one starting a flame war. Stop being a coward for once and just admit that's what you're doing. You're not fooling anyone with your lies. And the only way that I get "embarrassed" when I'm putting you in your place like I normally do is how embarrassingly easy it is to do so.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 23:40

20. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


No I wasn't. Why don't you stop being so dramatic for once and just get over it. I'm not the coward like you are, the one who continues to be afraid of showing up. Btw, I'm still waiting for those links you never provided.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 00:01

22. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes you were. You took a cheap potshot at BlackBerry and now you're backtracking because I called you out on it and you're too much of a coward to admit it.

Lol, we both know that you never intended on showing up anywhere. The internet sure does turn cowardly little boys like you into brave men and emboldens liars like you as well.

Btw, I'm still waiting on you to provide those links that I asked for, but you never did. You already failed at the first one, being that you just took a cheap shot at BlackBerry and they aren't even mentioned in the article. I bet you can't provide proof that you own a Nexus 6P, either.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:46

29. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


No, you are picking a fight that is completely unnecessary. Get over it. You got called out.

Big talk coming from the Keyboard Knight of the Jedi. We both know you wouldn't do a thing, so spare me the bs

There you go deflecting every time I ask you to post a link. If I'm such a big Apple shill, then you shouldn't have any problems with posting a link to a recent Apple article showing me where I've attacked someone over something they said about Apple over and over again like you are doing right now.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 09:30

37. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Nah, more like you tried to start a flame war with your trolling comment on a company that's not even mention in the article and got called on it by me. Now you're backtracking like the coward that you are.

Lol, we both know that you love to talk 'ish from behind the safety of mommy and daddy's computer. You have zero intentions of meeting me anywhere, so cut the BS tough Tina act. Like I said, the Internet sure does turn cowardly keyboard warriors into brave individuals.

You've been deflecting ever since I asked you to post a legitimate link about your supposed Nexus 6P, and not a photoshopped one. You still haven't done so, and I asked for that long before you asked me for anything. When you get the b@ll$ to put up or admit that you don't actually own one, then I'll post my links. Stop thinking the rules don't apply to you, because that's not the case. I also you asked to post links of RECENT BlackBerry articles where you didn't make ignorant, trolling comments, and you failed to do that as well. You even made an ignorant troll comment about BlackBerry in this very article, and BlackBerry isn't even mentioned in it, so you failed at that again.

If you don't like being called out and challenged in a public forum over your ignorant troll comments, don't make them. If you're going to make them, expect your trolling ignorance to be challenged. Period.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 11:04

43. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Lol, you know I've hit a nerve when he starts ranting. I've provided several pictures of my Nexus 6P, including a screenshot of the then recent security update I was on. Now he's deflecting hard from providing the link after I've challenged him on his comment about me being a diehard Apple fan. You had your chance, and you blew it by dismissing each link I gave you of my Nexus 6P. Cry me a river for not wasting my time taking more pictures. Once again, I have nothing to prove to you. Lol, why should I care what some whiny, self entitled blackberry shill says behind the safety of his leapfrog computer?

I talk ish when you spew it from your mouth, knowing that you are full of it. You're just mad because I found a way to change the game around after you continuously kept moving the goalpost back. Get over it.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 12:06

49. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lol, nerve touched, deep in your gut, especially when you start saying people are ranting (and you're now doing the same ranting that you're accusing me of. Stop acting like the rules don't apply to you, because that's not case). You provided a BS photoshopped image that you tried to say was actually your phone, and you even deleted the pic from your Imgur to save yourself from being further exposed and embarrassed. Now you're deflecting from having to put the link up by trying to challenge me to put links up. You're a diehard inbred trolling Apple shill. Everyone in this site knows it, and there is nothing that you can say that will change that fact. You didn't give me anything but a photoshopped image, and you refuse to supply an actual, legitimate image, because you actually don't own a Nexus 6P. I, on the other hand, have posted my legitimate proof of ownership of the iPad Pro, a device that you said that I do not own. The internet has truly embolden a liar such as yourself, but since I backed you into a corner, you can't show proof. Just like you say that you have nothing to prove to me, I have absolutely nothing to prove to an inbred trolling Apple shill like you. You can continue to put on your tough Tina act from the safety of mommy and daddy's computer all you want, but we all know that you're just a cowardly keyboard warrior that's a self entitled inbred trolling Apple shill.

Lol, you are full of so much BS that it's permeates all surrounding areas, and you're in extreme anal pain with leakage in tow due to the fact that I continually change the game that you keep claiming to change, and because I don't allow you to change the facts to suit your BS false narrative.

By the way, stop deflecting from the fact that you trolled BlackBerry in an article that has nothing to do with them. Stop being such a coward and just admit that you trolled them and move on with your pitiful life.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 21:11

54. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


If I'm such an inbred Apple shill, then you shouldn't have any problems providing a link to a recent Apple article showing me where I've attacked someone over their comments about the iPhone much like you are doing right now with blackberry. But all you've done so far is go on and on about some nonsense that isn't related to posting a link. It's just that simple, post the link.

But you won't because it proves you wrong such much so that you are moving the goalpost back just because you can't get over it. I don't care what you say about the images I posted before. You either believe me or not, and clearly you are too stubborn to admit that what I gave you was proof, so once again I'm not going to bother.

Getting vindication from you isn't going to fatten my paycheck, so I don't give a s***. Plain and simple.

It's funny watching you put on the tough guy act when in reality you're just a fat slob hiding behind the computer who is afraid to take a whooping like a man. Oh wait, that's because you aren't a man.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 21:47

68. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


If you don't aggressively troll BlackBerry on every article about them that you commented on, and you really do own a Nexus 6P, then it shouldn't be hard for you to post the links that I requested proving so. But all you're doing is spouting BS that isn't related to posting those links, in an attempt to deflect from doing so. It's really simple. Just post the links.

But you won't, because you can't. Not only did you provide a photoshopped image as proof of your ownership of the Nexus 6P, you deleted the Imgur that you initially posted from your account, no doubt to save yourself from being embarrassed by me about it. You also have yet to provide links proving that you don't troll BlackBerry every chance you get, and you've even proven me right in this very article that has absolutely nothing to do with BlackBerry. You continue to try and change the facts around to suit your false narrative, and I keep shutting you down about it. If you can't provide the proof, just admit it and move on. No need to keep lying about, because no matter how many times you do, it still won't make it true.

You don't work, so kill that BS right there. You're still living in mommy and daddy's basement.

It's hilarious to watch you be emboldened by the internet and play this tough Tina act, knowing full well that you're nothing but a pale, pimpley faced, brown streak tighty whities wearing little punk that weighs 95 cents soaking wet with clothes on as you hide behind the safety of mommy and daddy's computer. You couldn't whip butter, much less whip anyone else, especially me, and a female cockroach is more of a man than you are.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 17:12

73. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


The only reason you requested a link is because I stopped you from moving the goalpost back further. I already told you once before, I don't give a crap about you believing that I own a Nexus 6P. Cry me a river of salty tears. Continue copying me in your responses. I don't care, but you can't even provide the link saying that I'm a diehard Apple shill that attacks people for making negative comments about Apple much like you do whenever you disagree with someone's comment on blackberry.

Blah blah blah. I'm not going to continue playing to your bs. We both know that you're just trying to save from getting embarrassed by the truth. I don't have to prove a dam thing to you.

I'm not like you who lives on PA everyday waiting for the next blackberry article or for someone to mention them. I wouldn't be surprised if you had some kind of alert set up for PA that gives you notification every time something blackberry related is posted or every time I say something about blackberry. That's the only way you even knew about this article.

Lol, keep talking that noise, to steal a line from your other alias. We both know that you're a complete wuss irl. You're afraid of taking a beating, alpha. I can see it in your comment.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 18:51

81. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lol, pure BS. For instance, I requested a legitimate link from you proving ownership of a Nexus 6P long before you started asking for one. The only reason you started asking me for links is to deflect from my asking you for one before you ever asked me. Stop trying to change the facts to suit your BS narrative, and learn to use the phrase "moving the goalpost" correctly. You won't provide any of the links that I've asked, and you keep deflecting from it, because you can't provide them. You can't even provide a link proving that you don't attack BlackBerry every chance that you get, like I asked you to. But keep crying because I keep putting you in your place over your incessant trolling of BlackBerry. Your salty tears are delicious.

In other words, you can't provide what I asked you for, and you deleted the Imgur in your account because I'm absolutely correct about you wanting to save yourself from further embarrassment. Thanks for admitting it. Don't expect me to provide anything you ask if you can't do the same. You're not exempt from the rules, no matter how much you want to be.

Lol, the fact that you comment on every BlackBerry article posted on PA and the fact that you troll them in articles that have nothing to do with them proves you wrong on so many levels. And you must have some alert set up through PA that informs you when someone mentions BlackBerry as well, that's how you knew to take your trolling potshot at them in this article. But do continue to contradict yourself while I lmmfao at you.

Lmao! Like I said, the internet emboldens liars and turns cowardly little keyboard warriors into brave men, as evident by the fact that you keep talking smack from behind the safety of mommy and daddy's computer, JakeLee. But we both know what a punk you really you.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 11:12

95. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Whatever man. I'm not going to continue with your bs essays that you type just to pad out your response, deflecting from providing a link. You made the claim, but you can't back it up. And for the record, I criticize a lot of OEMs. I'm far more qualified than you are. I don't have to prove s*** to you. I already gave you links to my 6P once before. You dismissed them, so I'm not going to waste my time providing another pic. Get over it, alpha.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 12:16

104. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lol, then stfu with your BS responses that only serve to deflect from the facts of the situation and the fact that you can't provide the links I asked for. You made a claim of owning a certain phone and you can't back it up. And I can provide several links to you attacking people, recent or not. You attacked me in this article with one of your comments, and there are a plethora of articles where you have attacked people on Apple articles in the past. For the record, you TROLL a lot of OEM's, most of them Android OEM's, like you did Samsung in one of the latest articles about them with your "screengate" comment, but you never troll your deity Apple. And you're not qualified if you don't use the products and have experience with them, so cut the BS. I have experience with more OEM products than you do. That's a fact. I don't have to prove sht to you, either. You have BS photoshopped links of "a" Nexus 6P, and I dismissed them BECAUSE they were obviously photoshopped, and that's why you refuse to show said link again, and you even deleted it from your Imgur account, so get over it, JakeLee.

posted on 22 Apr 2017, 11:44

107. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


I see that you're deflecting again. Yeah, I said screengate. So what? The same users attack others, yet I don't see you giving them a speech. Spare me your righteous bs because you are only attacking what I said about Samsung because I said it.

You're just rambling and deflecting from posting the link I asked for but please keep doing so. It's giving me a great laugh.

posted on 22 Apr 2017, 12:00

116. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Nah, you're the one deflecting here, and making excuses to boot. You attacked Samsung in that article, and you even attacked Tedkord and NoToFanboys in the article that Joe M authored about him returning to Android. And stop using what others do as an excuse for your attacking other users. You attacked Samsung and other users, and that's a fact, so just admit it and move on.

Lol, you always say someone is rambling when they've got you pegged, so I'll take that as a compliment. And here's a link from the latest article from Joe M about Android and iOS that has you attacking users in it:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Why-Im-going-back-to-Android-after-using-the-iPhone-for-5-months_id93193

It's going to be hilarious to watch you scramble to deflect and backtrack from what you did in this article I linked, as well from posting the links that I requested, so do continue.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 11:33

9. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


I'm sure all mobile software/hardware companies have sued each other for *insert reason*

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 11:50

11. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Can't sue for making a hamburger when there's other players in town.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 12:50 1

13. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


They have, for the most part. Some far more than others.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 22:56

16. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Some have more than others for making the same hamburger.

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 23:14

18. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


But only one sues for generic names and shapes. ;D

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 23:38

19. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Just like one who sues for a case, right?

posted on 18 Apr 2017, 23:56

21. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


A case that violated IP compared to suing for the name "App Store"? Only a shill like you would try and compare the two.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:42

28. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Only a shill like you would get butthurt over it.

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