A FIC phone with a real keyboard - Was: OpenMoko ON the iPhone
jw at raven.inka.de
Sat Jan 20 00:30:26 CET 2007
On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 04:07:40PM +0100, Torsten Röhl wrote:
> Why - QWERTY keypad ? we have a wide screen 2,8 inch and i
> love the new iphone concept without qwerty keypad. I hope that
> the next neo1973 generation phones are also iphone like (without qwerty
> keypad) ... i think a neo1973 next generation phone with qwerty keypad is
> just another phone and not more the wonderful neo1973 linux phone.
Ough! I just can't imagine how to use emacs with this "new iphone
concept". While this "new concept" is a fine thing for a phone,
I'd like to be able to do _real_ work with it. I'm a developer, so
my main tool is emacs, but there are more tasks (e.g. email/mail)
where a kbd would be usefull. With a proper keyboard, we would have
a laptop-replacement. No way to do _real_ work with a touchscreen.
Unless I can connect a _real_ keyboard (probably via usb), I don't
need this phone. I like the concept and the idea, but... no kbd
implies no emacs... No way. Sorry.
Please note that I'm not talking about integrating a mini-keyboard
(like the original poster said). I'm just talking about the possibility
to connect an usb-keyboard.
BTW: Any new information how long we have to wait for our new toy?
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