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

Atlasz atlasznak at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 12 13:59:28 CET 2007

You see, here is a difference in needs. There is no way a phone could
contein a QUERTY keyboard with buttons big enough for my fingers so I'm
trying to avoid even seeing that kind of phone:-) Anyway a 5 direction
key would be nice to have..

Carlo E. Prelz wrote:
> 	Subject: OpenMoko ON the iPhone
> 	Date: Fri 12 Jan 07 10:19:36AM +0000
> Quoting Kenshin (sugoi.sama at gmail.com):
>> If someone does indeed get Linux running on the iPhone, can we also
>> expect to have the freedom to install anything we want, including
>> OpenMoko? (it's FOSS right?)
> I have a related question. I am quite happy about the development that
> is bringing to the production of the neo1973, because I am eager to
> own a phone for which I can comfortably develop apps. Openmoko is
> going in the right direction, from my point of view. 
> 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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