Open moko round bottom Re: Convince me NOT to cancel my order.

GWMobile geopilot at
Wed Aug 29 00:01:41 CEST 2007

Sounds like a great market for a small plastic slip on square bottom 
piece to solve the problem.

On Tue, 28 Aug 2007 2:38 pm, admin at wrote:
> alan at wrote:
>> Also, while I'm at it (and I have your attention), there are a few
>> horifically basic handset design issues that need to be addressed in 
>> future
>> FIC/OpenMoko hardware designs that looking at the iPhone makes 
>> painfully
>> obvious:
>> 1) Shape.  The hemisphere on the bottom of the GTA01/02 phone will not
>> allow the phone to remain upright in a breast pocket.  It will always 
>> cant
>> to one side or the other.  The bottom needs to be pretty much squared 
>> off.
>> Doing my best to not sound "Pissed off" or "Disgruntled" here...
>> Alan
> Unfortunately this is half the story.
> Whatever I ever kept in my pocket fell out and broke if my pocket was 
> not buttoned at the top.
> Glasses phones pdas ... you name it.
> The requirement to have your pocket buttoned up is way more important.
> So the requirement  that it must be flat at the bottom is superficial.
> I prefer the aesthetic look of the Neo and there is nothing more 
> comfortable to handle than a symmetric design.
> Point in case, a classical rounded edge shaped bar of soap is the 
> easiest to handle....Square soap never worked for me.
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