Patent Number: 7,102,620

Title: Mobile electronic device

Abstract: An electronic device that has a lower portion that unfolds to reveal an extendable keyboard. When the keyboard is folded closed, a number pad is visible and the device looks similar to a traditional portable or cellular telephone. The device can be used as a personal digital assistant, a cellular telephone, a cordless telephone or as the handset of a traditional wire line telephone. The fold-out keyboard of the electronic device can be used for easy entry of text data while a communication channel is active. The device includes two way messaging and Internet browsing capabilities.

Inventors: Harries; Andrew Stanely Guy (Vancouver, CA), Winebrenner; Jon Theron (Vancouver, CA), Tosey; Joseph Peter Robert (North Vancouver, CA), Eldridge; Norman Roy (Richmond, CA), Cobbett; Jamian Russell (Portland, OR), Hoeveler; Mark H. (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.

International Classification: H04M 1/00 (20060101); G09G 5/00 (20060101); H04M 1/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018