HTC Nexus tablet expected to get official keyboard case accessory

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: September 1, 2014

HTC Nexus tablet keyboard case leak

The evidence of an impending HTC Nexus tablet has grown in recent months, and most recently we got our most concrete evidence yet in the form of a Wi-Fi certification document. Now that the tablet itself seems like a lock, the rumor mill is turning its attention to its accessories.

Details on a new keyboard case for the HTC Flounder/Volantis have been shared by Android Police. An image shows that the cover will have segmented sections — similar to Apple’s Smart Cover — that will fold up and support the tablet when in use. The case is expected to initiate the pairing process with the Flounder/Volantis using NFC, with Bluetooth being used for pairing afterward. 

The keyboard case is said to measure around 228 x 320 x 5mm, with the part that covers the screen coming in at 228 x 153mm, the latter of which gives us an idea of the size of the Flounder/Volantis itself. Finally, the keyboard is reportedly powered by a 450mAh battery.

We’ve seen plenty of official accessories for Nexus devices in the past, including cases and covers, but this keyboard case looks to be a bit beyond that. Adding a real keyboard could make the Flounder/Volantis more enticing for on-the-go work, which may be part of a Google effort to make Android/Nexus a bit more business/enterprise-friendly.

Does an 8.9-inch HTC Nexus tablet with a keyboard case interest you?

Via Android Police