Sony Ericsson XPERIA Vertical Slider Concept
While Brandon’s been giving us a great overview of the current incarnation of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 with its slick horizontal slider to reveal a QWERTY, there is now a concept floating around on the internet that would slide vertically instead to reveal what looks to be a SureType-like keyboard. The SureType style keyboard was probably pioneered by Research in Motion to make BlackBerry devices smaller and consumer-friendly. The design utilizes two characters per key and uses a smart algorithm to guess what word you’re trying to type. PhoneMag has not gotten confirmation from the folks at Sony Ericsson so this is filed under the rumor section for now.