Design idea....

Steven ** montgoss+openmokocommunity at
Mon Jun 11 03:07:01 CEST 2007

You should add that to the wiki.  Perhaps as part of this:


On 6/10/07, Tim Newsom <cephdon at> wrote:
> Ok.. before you take my head.. here is an interesting design idea i found
> online.  Idea only.. and yes I realize that this version runs a windows
> operating system.
> Most of us are looking for multi-functional devices and will probably
> carry keyboards or such in order to have the ability to type rapidly rather
> than using the screen interface.  As an alternative, this device has a fold
> out keyboard attached to the case and unfolds to use it.  Combined with a
> mini pointing device (ala mini trackball), yes I know you can use the
> screen.. but that means taking your hand away from the keyboard entirely...
> It could hold alot of promise.  Even without pointing device.. but I
> digress..
> I would be very interested in such a converged device where the keyboard
> is not "mini" and folds out from the device (maybe on a swivel) to perform
> its function when there is room. It also means that you don't have to carry
> multiple devices  with multiple power supply demands etc.. it could be a
> very 'low tech' keyboard interfaced with the phone physically.  Maybe via a
> connector which also allows it to be completely detached.
> Anyway.. just posing ideas for the future.
> --
> -- Tim
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