Forget the iSlider Keyboard, Howsabout the iPhone iClamshell?!

Last time Gizmodo gave us their version of an iPhone iSlider form factor. We. Didn't. Want. It. Now they're back with a compromise: a modular iPhone that could accept, among other things, a snap-on keyboard iClamshell.

Eh. Still doesn't strike us as something elegant enough for Apple to consider releasing, though as a 3rd party accessory (if they can get both SDK and dock licensing in order), it would likely make many people happy. (Still not us, though, we loves the multi-touch and truly, deeply, strongly believe the era of on-device hardware keyboards is over).

It's your opinions that matter most, however, so let us know if this is something you'd like to see, first party or third, and what form you'd most like to see it in.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.