Samsung Galaxy S with physical keyboard


I wanted to replace my old Nokia E90 communicator, which mainly used for establishing SSH connection to my Linux server. I tried to use my Galaxy S and S2 for this purpose, but the virtual keyboard is not the best solution for me, so I wanted to have a physical keyboard to my Galaxy. 
 found a slide out keyboard, which seems perfect, but there was a problem: it is only for iPhone. 
Here follows the link to the eBay auction:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/200648551524
The seller is very helpful, but he wrote: there is no I9000 or I9100 version, so I ordered the iPhone version for $29.99 (including free shipping to Hungary).

Here is what I got:
I9000 kbd

I'm lucky, because it is dismountable. First remove the sticker:
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then the 4 screws:
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The result:
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It is a very good quality product, the mechanic part working like a charm.
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I9000 kbd

The size of the keyboard is very close to the size of Galaxy S, so I decide to mount the keyboard on it:
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I9000 kbd







I wanted to do a trial first, so I used a double sided mounting tape instead of drilling and screws:
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The result:

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I don't want to use the camera, so I don't care covering the lens. It is possible to find a keyboard position when the camera lens is not covered, but in this case it is not mounted at the middle of the device:
I9000 kbd vs. I9000 kbd

The Bluetooth pairing and authorization went fine, too: (Android 2.3.4, Gingerbread)
I9000 kbd

Now I can use Connectbot as SSH client with the slide out keyboard much faster than the virtual keyboard. Additionally I have much more visible and usable area in the full screen terminal:
I9000 kbd

Thanks for eBay seller Pro-Hightech-Shop (http://myworld.ebay.com/pro-hightech-shop/) for providing the keyboard.

I figured out the way to mount the same keyboard to Samsung Galaxy S2 (I9100), so now I'm going to order a second keyboard :)

Feel free to contact me if you have any question. My email address is: galaxy@royalmail.hu

UPDATE: Galaxy S2 Slide out Bluetooth keyboard mounting: https://sites.google.com/site/galaxys2withkeyboard/