Is there any Android phone or similarly-sized device with qwerty physical keyboard including Ctrl and Alt keys? What do sysadmins use for typing on Android devices?

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    This looks like a shopping recommendation (off-topic). That said, why would you administer a system from a phone instead of a computer? Jul 4, 2011 at 14:44

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Since Android doesn't really have Control or Alt, you might be able to get a virtual keyboard with them but I very much doubt there's a device with them on a physical keyboard.

Your best bet is a shell with support for these keys. Terminal Emulator does Ctrl+key by holding Volume Down and pressing the key, for example.


Not a physical keyboard, but the Hacker's Keyboard soft keyboard has Control and Alt keys on the keyboard.

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