Nokia attempts to patent rotating numeric pad

by admin March 23, 2007 at 1:29 pm

Nokia has filed for a US patent for a mobile phone with a rotating numeric keyboard. No, we don’t mean an old-style dial lookalike, but a numeric pad that can turn round to retain the correct orientation when the handset it flipped into landscape mode.

The application details what looks like a standard candybar handset. The clever bit comes when you rotate it through 90?Ǭ?: the screen slides up to reveal a QWERTY keyboard.

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