Considering I had a rant about the Nokia N8 keyboard just a few days back, I was pretty excited to see this pop up in my RSS reader. Baidu Input is a portrait QWERTY keyboard that works on the Nokia N8 and presumably should work on other Symbian^3 handsets. What’s more is that when the keyboard is displayed the whole screen is not masked by it, allowing you to view the text entry box or web page as you type. Hit the jump to find out more.
It seams as though there will be an official release of this feature soon, hopefully via the next firmware update which is also set to bring the new Symbian^3 web browser. However if you can’t wait till then, Baidu Input is available to download here. Remember though that 3rd party software should only be installed on your device if you know what you’re doing and if you wish to use this app then use it at your own risk.
I personally tried it but due to the lack of English support I was unable to get it working. But it sure has got me excited for the next firmware update for the Nokia N8.Tags | Applications, Keyboard, N-Series, N8, Nokia, Portrait Mode, Preview, Qwerty, Software, Symbian^3, T9, Touch UI