A recent patent suggests that Sony is planning to launch a new edition of the Sony Xperia Play that has not one but two sliding keyboards. Though it sounds kind of strange, but yes Sony was actually granted a patent by the USPTO that talks about two sliding mechanisms.
We have already told you about the Sony Xperia Play mobile phone which has a gamepad is available for Rs. 22,000 on Flipkart.
Here is how the entire Dual sliding mechanism thing works:
- Of the two sliders, one is a full fledged gamepad and the second one is a QWERTY keypad.
- The primary slider is the QWERTY keypad
- When the primary sliding mechanism is in use, the second slider will come along.
- Once both the sliders are open, the sliding units may be removed from one another, so that when one of them comes back, the other will remain accessible.