A FIC phone with a real keyboard - Was: OpenMoko ON the iPhone

Justyn Butler justynbutler+openmoko at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 12 13:01:00 CET 2007

I realise this in no way answers your question, but this mini bluetooth

seems similar in size to what you get on communicator-style phones of which
you speak.

It would certainly be no good for "walking and typing" (although it comes
with some kind of dubious phone clip/rest) but it could probably fit
comfortably in your pocket with the Neo and be used when sitting.

It's cheap, I think it's made in China and sold rebranded across the world
It's easy to find through google/ebay. Here's one pretty in depth, positive

With regards to things like a built in keyboard and the rest, I'm personally
hoping that in the coming years we'll see a whole variety of different
physical configurations of these phones (all with the ultra-high res screen
of course :-) ), one to suit every need, and all running the fantastic
OpenMoko platform.


On 12/01/07, Carlo E. Prelz <fluido at fluido.as> wrote:
>         Subject: OpenMoko ON the iPhone
>         Date: Fri 12 Jan 07 10:19:36AM +0000
> But I am used to have a phone with QWERTY keyboard together with a
> touchscreen (currently, a treo 650). There are lots of cute models
> around which sport a keyboard, from the Motorola Q, to the Nokia E61,
> to this new Samsung model (SCH-i760) which can be seen on a page on
> mobile-review.com whose URL was posted yesterday on this list. Or even
> the Sharp PV-200 (AKA T-Mobile Sidekick 3). I am used to write SMS
> messages with my thumbs while walking. I hated palm graffiti - way too
> many errors: writing was painfully slow. And if, as I expect, text
> input on the neo will be from a virtual keyboard on the touchscreen,
> with a stylus, walking and typing will simply not be possible.
> My question is: are there plans for FIC to produce a QWERTY keyboard
> model with native openmoko? (Possibly with wifi in place of gps, and
> with real mini-sd instead of micro-sd - but these are my personal
> preferences) No matter if the phone comes to be somewhat larger!
> Carlo
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