Ever since the render of that Nvidia handset popped up a lot of discussion surrounded the pull out keyboard. I mentioned a while back what a great concept it would be to have a virtual slide out keyboard.
The above images are of a concept from LG. What the slider could be used for is anybody's guess but it does appear that it could very well be a virtual keyboard. Pure speculation of course but for those that favor a keyboard it could prove to be a good concept.
For the second patent please visit Phone Dog.
What do you the readers think? Would a virtual keyboard be desirable or do you think it's just a waste and only adds unnecessary thickness?