We’re all familiar with concept handset designs such as the BenQ Black Box; handsets whose entire surface is a touch screen, giving an infintely reconfigurable interface. A great idea, but maybe a ways off in terms of display technology, battery power and price.
Neokeys have taken a more pragmatic approach by using small monochromatic LCD displays to display key legends - like a lo-fi version of the Optimus keyboard. This allows every key to be a soft-key and theoretically, an infinite number of keypads…perhaps one for every application or user context?
Yuvee, the company behind Neokeys hasn’t announced any partnerships yet and they’re also working on a Universal Joystick for mobile devices. Perhaps, working with open handset developers is a viable route to market for Yuvee.
We’re hoping to get them to present at ETel - I’ll keep you all posted :)