RIM has been granted the patent for what seems like a trapezoidal physical keyboard that apparently makes typing easier especially with larger thumbs. We know that RIM is good at making physical keyboards that provide an amazing tactile experience while typing albeit it’s small keys. Nevertheless, with this patent that was originally filed in 2009, it seems that the company has come up with what seems to be a solution to problems faced by larger-thumbed typists.
By offering wider keys that are angled upwards, the keyboard provides more space for each key in a small area that can be pressed and hence it will be able to enhance accuracy as well. Of course it doesn’t hurt that it looks good as well but given that a few upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices might be coming with a physical keyboard, do you think that this would be a viable addition?
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- Seen at: engadget