[gta02-core] Case sizes [was: GSM modem / telit ge865]

Dave Ball openmoko at underhand.org
Thu Aug 13 19:56:04 CEST 2009

Christopher Friedt wrote:
> My suggestion for a potential GTA0? revison (not gta02-core) is to
> use a thin, pressed aluminum faceplace that would be almost flush with
> the LCD / touch-screen.

I'd like to see this too, and maybe a similar plate for the back.  My 
'other' phone is a nokia E71 that is similar to the construction you 
describe.  For me, the E71 is the perfect sized phone - big enough to 
get a decent sized touchscreen (if you were to drop the keyboard) but 
smaller in the hand than iPhone & most blackberry's. 

The thing I think makes the biggest difference is that the E71 is not 
very thick - there's a bump for the camera but otherwise the case is 
only 10mm thick.  Many similarly shaped phones are much thicker (i.e. BB 
curve=14mm, iphone=12.3mm, pre=17mm) - and those feel very oversized in 
my hand and in my pocket.


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