New folding keyboard patent by Samsung


Just saw this one at the wmpoweruser;

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Samsung's new patent called rear keyboard which is a folding keyboard.

It's actually a system with 2 small and thin half-QWERTY keyboards hidden in the body of the system, but can fold out automatically when text entry is needed.

There goes my single handed support... I can already see how hard it is to pull those wings out when needed...

 

Nevertheless, it's interesting to see the trials to solve the size problem... (not mine... I don't have this problem... why are you looking at me like that?!)

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Comments

Parrotlover77 said…
Patent diagrams are notoriously silly looking (often to hide how elegant the end product might actually look when implemented) but then occassionally a "Segway" happens and you think... My god, the patent wasn't intentionally silly, the real device really does look that silly!

In either case, I cannot possibly imagine how this design could possibly be comfortable, but what do I know?  I'm just a WM user that wants his D-Pads and app-buttons back!  (But I'm also willing to admit that the Pre's slide-down keyboard PWNS all the cumbersome slide-sideways keyboards, like my Touch Pro).

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