Patents aren’t proof that RIM will be implementing anything but they’re fun to use as talking points. A recent patent filed by RIM shows a BlackBerry using a rotating keyboard, allowing the user to go from landscape keyboard to keypad. The schematics for the device make it look pretty ugly, but a rotating keyboard could be really useful. On the Torch for example, there are moments where you wish you could type on a physical keyboard without having to use the virtual keyboard.
Do you think the rotating keyboard idea looks cool or is it just awkward?
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