Iphone finally gets full size keyboard

It looks like Iphone fans are eventually going to get a full-sized QWERTY keyboard which will finally make the ubiquitous handset a useful business tool.

Apple has resisted all attempts to move away from the effective yet annoying on-screen input method maintaining that it works well enough. But fat fingered typists throughout the world have long bemoaned the lack of a suitable solution, with even bluetooth keyboard functionality being hobbled in unmolested Iphones.

Ion Audio, best known for its USB turntables, turned up at this year's CES clutching a couple of prototypes of the forthcoming iType keyboard. It features full sized Scrabble tile keys and a recessed docking port for the handset. It's not clear if it will also work with the Ipod Touch but there's no reason why not.