Bit Rebels has posted a nice image gallery showing what the iPhone may have looked like if designed and created by Bill Gates. The renders were created by designer Olivier Damangel, and show what is actually a very pretty look for some kind of iPhone from a parallel universe in which Gates controls Apple instead of Steve Jobs.
While we've grown used to the idea of a touchscreen rather than a hardware keyboard, we can see that Apple must have had some strong faith in going with a touchscreen-only handset. It worked for them, and that has become a pretty standard thing these days. Still, it's fun to look at some of the 'what if's and the 'coulda been's, right?
Some prefer the slideout keyboard. We've become used to the idea of a touchscreen-only, but we don't have a problem with a physical keyboard either. Especially when it comes to productivity work.
What do you think of the idea of an iPhone with a slide out keyboard? Fun stuff? Maybe not? Better than a touchscreen? Let us know in the comments. It's always fun to hear thoughts on these kinds of things.
Check out some of the other images of the alternate-universe iPhone here.