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FLIP AND ROTATE TO CHANGE KEYBOARD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130438D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 252K

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Abstract

Many phone (e.g., Sierra Wireless' "VOQ", and early prototypes of the next Sony P900) use flip out QWERTY keypads, but they are typically awkward to use because of size, balance or stability. This invention takes the idea of having a flip out keyboard and improves it by replacing a single axis hinge with a 2-axis hinge. The phone keyboard and flip out, swivel to expose the qwerty keyboard and flip back in place to maintain the form, balance and function of the original design.

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FLIP AND ROTATE TO CHANGE KEYBOARD

Phone Keypad that Flips Out, Rotates and Flips Back Down to Reveal a Full QWERTY Keypad

Disclosed Anonymously

Many phone (e.g., Sierra Wireless' "VOQ", and early prototypes of the next Sony P900) use flip out QWERTY keypads, but they are typically awkward to use because of size, balance or stability.

This invention takes the idea of having a flip out keyboard and improves it by replacing a single axis hinge with a 2-axis hinge.  The phone keyboard and flip out, swivel to expose the qwerty keyboard and flip back in place to maintain the form, balance and function of the original design.