I have as much inside information as the next tech pundit (read: none) but the optimist and technology fan in me hopes that this is yet another step—along with the gradual addition of more content apps, such as Hulu Plus, MLB, and Flickr—toward Apple opening up the Apple TV to real third-party apps. After all, some of those apps will surely require more than cursory text entry, and maybe a few will even beg for a physical keyboard.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Except when I'm typing on my Apple TV.
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