TechCrunch Claims Keyboards Will Be Obsolete by 2010

By: Jessica Marcel - Published: Oct 3, 2009 • References: gizmodo & techcrunch
Touchscreen technology is gaining rapid ground. The end is near—the end of keyboards, that is. Advances in the technology have obviously made it more common; most high end phones now come with varying touch capabilities.

TechCrunch takes it a step further, though, and says that touchscreen technology will not only become more common, it’ll eliminate actual keyboards--even going so far as saying next year may be the end of the keyboard as we know it.

The popularity of the iPhone has obviously made this a more likely reality. People won’t be unfamiliar with the touchscreen technology when the inevitably keyboardless laptops come out. Touchscreen technology will take over, and cleaning between keys on a keyboard will be a distant memory. Stats for Keyboard-Free Technology Trending: Older & Warm
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