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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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