physical keyboard

physical keyboard

A keyboard for an electronic device that uses keys that can be physically depressed. Most all computer keyboards are physical, while all "built-in" tablet keyboards are touchscreen. Smartphones may also have physical keyboards, such as the venerable BlackBerry models. Contrast with virtual keyboard. See mechanical keyboard.
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However, we never got to see many units out in the wild as consumers preferred the tactile feedback of the physical keyboard on a traditional keyboard.
Project Linda combines the best of both worlds, bringing a larger screen and physical keyboard to the Android environment, enhancing the experience for gaming and productivity.
5-inch scratch resistant display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 offering greater scratch resistance, it combines a touch display with a physical keyboard to give users more useable space for typing.
1 Nougat, and includes powerful 3505 mAh battery for day-long battery life, along with aluminium frame and impact resistant screen, and the physical keyboard for beloved by BlackBerry fans.
At least this one isn't all screen and does have a traditional physical keyboard.
We're currently working on a countertop model paired with a physical keyboard, and the entire unit swivels 180 degrees," he says, "and we're also experimenting with some new advances in 3D printing.
A second comeback at the Mobile World Congress was BlackBerry's KEYone, a high-end fully Android BlackBerry with a unique physical keyboard.
Its latest offering, the Yoga Book, is a hybrid - a combination of a touch tablet and laptop, minus a physical keyboard.
New Gesture Typing The new swipe capability allows users to slide their fingers from key to key to enter words on the virtual and/or physical keyboard.
The app automatically detects the state of the 2-in-1 device: if a keyboard is connected, Aggregion displays an interface for entering information and controlling the device using a physical keyboard and computer mouse, and if there is no keyboard, data input is done using the on-screen keyboard.
A physical keyboard from Apple costs $169 extra, and the Apple Pencil sells for $99.
The physical keyboard is something traditional BlackBerry users prefer because they find it easier than touch screens to type with.