Even though the touch screen technology is fascinating and most people like it, some individuals are quite comfortable with the feel and touch of a physical keyboard. These users are likely to stop using iphone or any other touch screen for BlackBerry-esque QWERTY keyboard.
In an effort to keep customers and satisfy the need for such people, Apple through SoloMatrix offers a solution. This is a keypad or call it spike - a protective case with a hinged physical keyboard which can be overlaid on an iphone's display. Users will then be able to type on a tacticle keyboard without the need for wires, docking, bluetooth or an app download.
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The release of this product is set for september/october. It will come in two versions going at $30 and $50.