RIM working on a Blackberry with angular keypad?

RIM working on a Blackberry with angular keypad?

It seems RIM thinks the current mobile phone QWERTY keyboards are old and boring, hence they need to be improved. But it’s not the iPhone-like virtual on-screen input RIM wants to use instead of the classic keyboard — at least not with the device pictured above — it’s an angled keyboard where all the keys remain on place, but are just more nicely packed. And while we’ve already seen something similarly designed phones in the past, something tells us the BlackBerry maker will know what to do with it. After all, their main audience is among the enterprise users who may not be that ready to try out new things. We’ll see where this goes…

[Via: MobileWhack]

  • MicahH

    I think this design will tank if they actually go through with this. It’s a young/hip design, not RIM’s average user.

  • Will Park

    Actually, I think it’s a great idea. Much more ergonomic than the traditional “squared-off” keyboard. There are a few desktop keyboard out there with keys oriented in an angled fashion and a slightly curved surface.

    It takes a few minutes to get used to, but the ergonomic benefit is unbelievable. I don’t know why those types of keyboard aren’t more popular (maybe its the fact that the keys are split down the middle to allow for the angled effect.

  • patrick

    I don’t care how rim does it as long as they make a keyboard actually BIG enough to type on and with separated keys like the old HP 200LX keyboard. Forget all this miniaturization stuff. Big hands need big keyboards!

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