The whole point of a smartphone is that you don’t need a ton of peripherals to use it. But if you’ve ever wanted to plug a USB keyboard, webcam, or external monitor into your phone, it looks like there’s hope. And no, I’m not talking about Bluetooth accessories made for phones. I’m talking about full fledged computer peripherals.
Sven Killig figured out how to add USB host support to a Google Nexus One smartphone, although I imagine it should be possible with other Android handsets as well. In the video below, you can see what happens when he plugs in a USB keyboard, webcam, and monitor (using DisplayLink technology). At the risk of spoiling the surprise, they work.