IPhone 5 With A Hardware Keyboard Could Happen

Posted: Feb 15 2011, 7:18am CST | by , Updated: Feb 15 2011, 7:21am CST, in Rumors | Apple

iPhone 5 with a Hardware Keyboard could happen
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Apple rumored to have built a iPhone prototype with slide-out keyboard.

Apple is busy at work on the new iPhone 5 and possibly also on a low-end iPhone currently rumored as iPhone nano. According to Apple Insider, Taiwanese blog tw.apple.pro has spilled some rumors that Apple is circulating three iPhone 5 prototypes. One of these iPhone 5 phones would sport a slide-out keyboard.

The hardware keyboard on the iPhone 5 would be revealed under a sliding cover. There are no details where this keyboard would be located. An iPhone with a hardware keyboard would spell trouble for RIM. Many BlackBerry owners only stick to RIM's devices because the iPhone does not have a hardware keyboard. An iPhone 5 Pro with keyboard could accelerate its foray into the enterprise.

I really do not want a hardware keyboard on my next iPhone. I just need more speed, larger screen, longer battery life and it never hurts if it's thinner.

The new iPhone 5 is expected to be released in June.

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