1) The small keyboard/keypad (which could be a physical or virtual item) on a portable (mobile) device such as an iPhone.
(2) These standalone compact keyboards can be used as a peripherals in conjunction with a broad range of computerized devices, perhaps even your personal computer. Obviously the trade-off for their smaller size is to increase their portability. Google TV offers a mini keyboard.
(3) Mobile devices such as a smart phone that can use its mini keyboard/keypad remotely to power another device. An example is acting as a remote control for a TV set or even as a controlling device for your computer. 3rd party developers might offer such an application.
Miniature keyboards can be wired or wireless. Their features can include:
12 dedicated function keys
88/89 Key Keyboard
Available with PS/2 or USB Connector (6 ft. straight cable)
Embedded numeric keypad
Keyboard available in Black
Laptop Style Keys (soft tactile feedback)
Plug and Play for easy installation
Small in size...for instance 11.44 X 5.8 X 1 inch for a standalone
Windows PC Compatible (98 and above)(NOT Mac Compatible).