Huawei has recently filed for a new trademark. This is for a ‘Glide Keyboard’ that is registered for smartphones and tablets. The company filed for the patent with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office).
The trademark was spotted by LetsGoDigital who found that it was filed under category Class 9. Its description stated that it is a “computer keyboard; tablet; keyboard cover; projection keyboard; mobile phone keyboard; central processing unit (CPU).”
From this, we can somewhat speculate that it is form of keyboard and tablets with the glide suggesting a possible sliding out mechanism for a keyboard. On the other hand, the most notable aspect of the description was the word ‘projection keyboard.’
This is where the trademark gets interesting as it suggests that the Chinese tech giant might be working on a virtual keyboard that can be projected through laser beams. In other words, users will have a full keyboard at their disposal without having the need to carry a physical one, which can be especially useful when traveling light.
Unfortunately, finer details regarding this trademark is currently unknown and we can only make assumptions regarding its purpose. So stay with us as we will provide updates if notable developments surface regarding this technology.