New patent reveals Google design for slide-out, QWERTY style phone

New patent reveals Google design for slide-out, QWERTY style phone

Google’s designs for their prized Nexus line (Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus) have all followed the standard candybar-style. However, the latest from the rumor mill (or patent mill, as it were) is layouts for a slide out, QWERTY style device.

We here at AndroidGuys are reminded of the HTC Dream, the original Android handset, in these pictures. There are several different slide out mechanism plans, including a scissor-hinge, sprint & stabilizing link, as well as a serpentine style.

The patents were filed in January 2012, and just ran through the patent office this month.

Be sure to hit up the source link below for full details, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Patentbolt

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10 Comments

  1. Michal Palczewski
    April 30, 15:18 Reply

    Yeah, because google just invented the slide out phone.  Gotta love patents they help innovation sooo much. 

    • autoverse
      May 03, 11:42 Reply

      If there wasn’t something even a little bit novel about this patent, then it won’t make it through the patent office. 

      But Google’s pretty good at the whole money making game – I’m willing to bet they figured it out. 

  2. Adric M
    May 01, 16:51 Reply

    Yay!  Haters keep saying qwerty keyboard phones are on their way out..  but i think its what sets androids apart from iphones!  I support keeping the option around whole heartedly. 

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