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Microsoft's RearType Tech Places the Keyboard on Your Gadget's Back

By: Josh Milenthal - Published: • References: crunchgear and engadget
The Microsoft Research Center has released information on their new RearType tech, which places the physical keyboard of your handheld on the back of the device. The unique design allows users to have the same feeling as typing on a keyboard without taking up valuable real estate on the small screens of handheld devices.

The RearType tech has some obvious advantages. Holding a device becomes not only more natural, but the typing process is also affected in a similar way. RearType tech a good fit for texters and mobile e-mailers.