Motorola’s Portable Bluetooth Keyboard Poised for Release?
Motorola has developed a Bluetooth keyboard for use with its Android smartphones, with the device having just received certification from the Bluetooth SIG, just about a month after it passed through the FCC (label pictured above). As far as we can tell, this would be the company’s first wireless ‘board, although it has manufactured plenty of other Bluetooth peripherals such as headsets, headphones, and speakerphones. Although the Bluetooth documentation doesn’t reveal all that much that we didn’t already know, it does at least provide a somewhat helpful, albeit grammatically questionable, description of the product:
“This is a full size portable Bluetooth keyboard design to enhance your Motorola Smart phone. This keyboard is design for Smart phone user whom using type function frequently. This device is a Bluetooth Keyboard with a built-in 2.4GHz Bluetooth V2.0 transceiver, Test Specification for HID Profile and Test Specification for IOPT Profile,” reads the design description.
Presumably this accessory is targeted at handsets such as the Droid X, Defy, and upcoming Olympus, which are some of the few smartphones from Moto which don’t pack a physical keyboard. However, as we just noted in an editorial, there are now quite a few advantages that on-screen ‘boards offer over their counterparts, not the least of which are device size and SIP selection. With most accessories tending to hit the market fairly shortly after Bluetooth certification, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the so-called P6LT1 on shelves within the month.
Source: Bluetooth SIG