Ahead of Nexus 9 tablet announcement, custom HTC charging keyboard case leaks

Ahead of a rumored and hyped new Nexus announcement this fall, leaks are beginning to emerge for custom, official accessories for the Android slate as a result of a collaboration between HTC and Google. We are now seeing a custom charging keyboard folio case with flip cover, which looks similar in concept to Microsoft's Type keyboard for the Surface line of Windows tablets.

Over the weekend, we saw leaker @upleaks tweet about the special accessory, and now we're beginning to hear more about it.

The keyboard is described to have keys that are almost full size while being extremely thin still and packing in some Android navigation keys. What's missing from the keyboard, compared to what many hybrid offerings come with, is a touch or trackpad.

Ahead of Nexus 9 tablet announcement, custom HTC charging keyboard case leaks

A charging port is built into the hinge between the folio screen cover for the tablet and the keyboard portion. The screen cover will allow the tablet to be sandwiched for easy traveling while the screen cover part can be folded over to prop the tablet up when typing, allowing for a nice stand. The folio portion is said to be coming in either leather or polyurethane options.

The keyboard is rumored to pair with the Nexus 9 via Bluetooth and NFC.

Do you think Google will release this rumored accessory? Are you interested in buying it if Google does debut a charging keyboard folio case?

Source: Android Police, Upleaks