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