What the heck?! Our pal Al Sacco over at CIO.com just posted an out of left field story found via twitter sourced from a site called TrueSupplier that is offering a FULL QWERTY keyboard replacement part for the not-yet-announced BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Smartphone. The photo and part looks real deal, but this is something I haven't heard about before and seems pretty crazy at first look. The BlackBerry Pearl series has always made use of RIM's SureType predictive text system, which places two letters on one physical button and we previously have seen photos and videos of the 9100 showing off the traditional SureType keyboard.
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As crazy as it seems at first glance though and despite the joking title to this post, it could be plausible and might even be OK to use for average hands to type with. It's actually the Palm Pixi that gives me hope... it features a really narrow full physical qwerty keyboard that I have found is very comfortable to use and be accurate on. Crazy stuff. Vote on the poll and drop in the comments what you think.
[ CIO.com ]