Settle down there, sport. We know you’ve been waiting forever for someone to finally bring an external QWERTY keyboard solution to the iPhone and iPhone 3G. And, now that one intrepid iPhone jailbreak developer has developed his own home-grown external iPhone keyboard, that wait is over… almost.
The jailbroken iPhone you see here is connected via custom-hacked iPhone cable to work with what seems to be an old external Palm keyboard. Thanks to some creative coding, this jailbroken iPhone 3G is capable of logging keyboard inputs and displays the input on the display.
At the moment, the external keyboard solution isn’t usable in any real sense of the word. The keyboard can’t be used to enter text in any application (jailbroken or official), so it’s more of a proof of concept at this point.
Still, the hack gives us iPhone users hope that there will one day be wired or wireless (Bluetooth) keyboard solution for jailbroken iPhones and iPhone 3Gs. The mobile blogger in us is dying in anticipation!