This is a great news for fans of smartphone with QWERTY keyboard. Google is recently reported to fill in a patent for a handset that packed with such feature. This new is retrieved from PatentBolt. According to the web page, US Patent & Trademark office is recently published a patent from Google that shows a smartphone with QWERTY keyboard. This design is reported to come out from the hands of Andy Rubin himself, so there’s a great chance that it will comes out from paper someday.
The web page also noted that the patent was filled on January 2012. This is mean that this idea is quite new.
Anyone who’re in love with QWERTY smartphone must be agree that RIM is the best company in the world to make such device. However, the Canadian company is currently having a bad years now. But the good thing is there are still plenty of demand for such device, so it could be a clever strategy if Google is tend to penetrate this market. In addition, other big manufacturers seem show lack of interest to build such device. HTC is clearly stated that they won’t release any QWERTY handset this year. Samsung hasn’t posses such device on their lineup up until now. Motorola Droid 4 is the only high-end android smartphone that posses full QWERTY keyboard right now.
But please note that this doesn’t mean that Google will come out with another Nexus device with QWERTY keyboard in the near future. It is a common thing for a company to fill in a patent, although they’re not intend to build such device. Sony is recently caught granted with dual-pad phone patent, but there’s still no news about such device at the moment.
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