Feeds

Fanboys excited by ancient Google Qwerty Nexus plan

Keyboard smartphone a thing of the past

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Claims that Google is to revive smartphones with physical Qwerty keyboards - a rumour based on a patent that shows designs for just an Android handset with a slide-out keyboard - appear unfounded, after closer inspection of the documents show it was actually filed half a decade ago.

Google keyboard patent

The Qwerty keyboard blueprints do appear dated, thanks to their resemblance to T-Mobile's 2008 handset, the G1, several sites reported that the patents were only filed in January 2012 and have been pushed through at an unexpectedly fast rate.

The fact, Google's Android chief, Andy Rubin, had his name attached as the patent's chief inventor apparently spoke volumes too.

The designs were actually filed in August 2007, predating the launch of the T-Mobile G1 by a year.

Google's Qwerty Nexus patent

Filed August 2007. Granted January 2012. Got fanboys leaping May 2012

Alas, the chances that we're about to see the next Nexus rewind time and roll up with a slide-out physical Qwerty keyboard and Android 5.0 Jelly Bean are highly unlikely. Don't hold your breath. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?