I really like your idea. I also think that GTA02 will have enough power for a small notebook-replacement for a bit hacking, writing or something like this.<br>If the lens would be mounted correctly I think this would be really cool.
<br>On software-side this could be done with using a new profile (like: Loud, Silent, Offline/Flight-Mode), named Laptop-Mode or so.<br>This profile could switch from the matchbox-gtk-GUI to a full windowmanager in landscape-mode, let's say e17, which is running fine :)
<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 11/15/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Erland Lewin</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Please let me bounce an idea off the list...<br><br>Given that the Neo1973 has similar processing power and screen<br>resolution to what desktop machines had not too long ago, I think it<br>would be cool if the user interface had a 'mode' where the Neo could
<br>work as a laptop replacement.<br><br>I imagine a kit the size of a regular book for the Neo containing a<br>fresnel lens with a frame for attaching to the phone, a foldable<br>keyboard, a small mouse, and a battery pack loadable with, say, 2
<br>regular 'C' size batteries. The keyboard and mouse could be either<br>Bluetooth for wireless convenience or USB for use on airplanes. The kit<br>could be carried separately from the phone when you anticipate wanting
<br>but not having access to a computer.<br><br>The fresnel lens would be mounted about 10-20cm in front of the Neo (in<br>landscape orientation), and magnify the 2.8" 283 DPI screen to, say, an<br>8.5" 94 dpi or an
11.3" 71 dpi screen image. This would suit the Neo's<br>high DPI screen well.<br><br>The battery pack would allow the Neo to run for six times longer than<br>the built in battery, so it would last for the longest flights.
<br><br>The Neo could run both as an X server thin client for 'heavy'<br>applications run on a server over WiFi (or VNC), and host some local<br>applications (simple office suite, games, development tools?...) for
<br>offline work. This 'mode' would have a regular full screen desktop look<br>and feel with a lightweight window manager (e17, rasterman?).<br><br>When you're done you disconnect the Neo and pack up your 'kit' in a
<br>small bag or case and return the Neo to your pocket or wherever you keep<br>your phone.<br><br>Sure, it wouldn't be as nice as having a separate laptop, but<br>considering weight, size and price still an attractive compromise in
<br>some situations.<br><br>This would take the Neo to where no phone has gone before, and show off<br>the power of a 'real', desktop OS under the shell.<br><br>Comments?<br><br>(I don't have a Neo (waiting for the GTA02), so I can't try it. But I
<br>tested a fresnel lens with my Sony Ericsson P910, and I think it could<br>work.)<br><br>_______________________________________________<br>OpenMoko community mailing list<br><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">