New Phone Project (MiniMoko) : Which functionalities ?

Thomas HOCEDEZ thomas.hocedez at
Sun Oct 10 23:49:06 CEST 2010

  On 10/10/10 20:53, Al Johnson wrote:
> On Sunday 10 October 2010, Alfa21 wrote:
>>>> And one more note: attaching anything via external 40pin port, will
>>>> make device impossible to attach to Smartbook.
>>> The MiniBook can be connected as normal after removing the module. We
>>> could design the module so that it can connect everything via USB, in
>>> which case the module could dock to one of the USB connections available
>>> in the SmartBook.
>> so, why we don't just add the µ-usb port and use that both to connect that
>> module, charge the phone, use it as flashdrive etc..? also you'd need one
>> and only the usb port on the module so you'll be able to connect directly
>> or through one of the others ports on the smartbook.
> Because the point of the module is that is doesn't require changes to the
> existing MiniBook. Much as I would like to replace the barrel and mini-HDMI
> with client and host usb sockets, that would require a board revision and new
> plastics. If that's being done then the board rev may as well include the bits
> that would have gone into the module.
As there will be 3G + SimCard reader + USB plugs, yes, the plastics may 
suffer a bit.
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