At the beginning of September, a few leaked renders of what was believed to be the keyboard case for the upcoming Nexus 9 from HTC surfaced, with a few key details thrown in for good measure. Now, the purported first images of the case out in the wild have been found through a certification website
The images were discovered in China’s National Communications Commission database. The top-side of the cover looks quite similar to an Apple Smart Cover for their iPad lineup, but of course the other side of it reveals a full QWERTY keyboard. The folded sections on the front of the cover are used in the same way the Smart Cover is as well, supposedly, being able to fold and stand the tablet up in specific ways.
As noted in the original report by Android Police, the keyboard in its current state looks a bit different than the one we saw at the beginning of the month, tied to the concept images. This is probably due to the images representing early stage concepts.
What do you think of the design?