Washington, June 29 (ANI): Google's design chief Matias Duarte has said that he would love to work with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) to built an Android-based phone with keyboard.
I am still a huge fan of hardware keyboards, Duarte, Google's Director of Android User Experience, told ABC News.
Many of the products I have worked on in the past have had them. I think there is a place for them, its all about choice and different types of devices. I would love, personally, to have a portrait oriented device, like we made at Palm, he added.
Duarte had earlier headed software design department at Palm and worked on the company's Palm Pre device, which had a physical keyboard and touchscreen.
According to the report, Duarte said he would love to work with RIM 'if they wanted to work on Android devices.'
I would really welcome that. They clearly make great physical keyboards, he added. (ANI)