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1. (WO2003061249) DOUBLE-SIDED KEYBOARD FOR USE IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/061249    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2003/000033
Publication Date: Jul 24, 2003 International Filing Date: Jan 9, 2003
IPC: H01H 13/702
H04M 1/23
Applicants: NOKIA CORPORATION
NOKIA INC.
Inventors: ÖSTERGÅRD, Toni
SALMINEN, Seppo
NOUSIAINEN, Jaakko
Title: DOUBLE-SIDED KEYBOARD FOR USE IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Abstract:
A keyboard having a plurality of first keys on one side and second keys on the other, separated by a circuit board and a plurality of domes. The circuit board can be activated for entering information in an electronic device by pressing one or more keys on either side via the domes. The keyboard can be fixedly mounted on the cover of the electronic device such that the first keys can be used when the cover is closed and the second keys can be used when the cover is open. The keyboard can also be removably mounted so as to allow a user to change the keyboard side to be used. Alternatively, one side of the keyboard has a touch pad instead of keys.