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Should keyboards be physical or virtual?

Should keyboards be physical or virtual?

5 years ago in 2010 I sat together with two Danish friends in a nice cafe in Copenhagen. We were talking about the future. Touch keyboards just came to mobile devices (basically the iPhone) and we were debating if the BlackBerry or the iPhone would be the better device. The physical keyboard of the BlackBerry was a decisive factor in the conversation. After some back and forth, they made a bet. One friend said, in 5 years there will be no physical keyboards anymore. The other one said, keyboards will always exist as people want a haptic feedback when they write something. They were betting about a beer crate.

So, 5 years later. Who was right? Well, I guess you know the answer. I should actually contact them and ask if they already redeemed the bet. It’s not only that we have some devices with virtual keyboards and some with physical ones but devices with virtual keyboards also get physical ones. Apple just announced the iPad Pro and in the same breath they introduce a…

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LittleMsMobile by Kristin Montag With over 8 years of experience in the tech industry (virtualization and enterprise mobility), Kristin Montag became an Enterprise Mobility Specialist. She gained her extensive knowledge of this market in her roles as Product Manager and eventually Managing Director at Cortado Mobile solutions, a company providing a complete solution for Enterprise Mobility with a focus on mobile productivity. Before her change to Product Management, she gained 7 years of experience in international sales covering France, USA, Nordics and Germany. Her roles included Key Account Management, Channel Development and Director of Sales. Thanks to her close contact to customers and industry partners she analyzes new technologies, understands customer requirements and serves the latter with strategic advice. She shares her knowledge on www.littlemsmobile.com.

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