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BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case (photos)

Merging a full QWERTY keyboard, a touch pad, and a stylish faux-leather case into one accessory, the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard both protects and adds increased capabilities to the PlayBook tablet.

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BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case

Sick of toting your heavy corporate laptop from place to place? Take the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case and a PlayBook tablet instead.
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BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case

Compact and stylish, the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case folds up into an easy-to-carry package. At 2 pounds, however, it's almost as hefty as a trim MacBook Air or Windows Ultrabook laptop.
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BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case

The wireless keyboard section of the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case is very thin and uses Bluetooth technology.
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BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case

You unfold it and flip out its stand to use the PlayBook tablet like a traditional PC.
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BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case

The BlackBerry Mini Keyboard sports five rows of keys that feel sturdy and click pleasantly when pressed. Its touch pad also mimics mouse button functions.
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BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case

Typing on the keyboard is a comfortable experience compared with using a virtual software keyboard. Those migrating from full laptops, though, will find its layout cramped.

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