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News Freescale unveils smartbook concepts

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Now that, looks cool :) Pity they won't make it though.
     
  3. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Actually, dependent on how big the keys/spacing is... text input on that wouldn't be all that hard. "Two thumb" text input works fine, provided you don't want to bash out a 200,000 word novel.

    Pity they won't actually make it to market... unless someone works with Freescale... but they sound pretty inventive, anyway. The portable device market badly needs a shakeup...
     
  4. amdavies

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    Where's my sub £100 desktop ARM/Linux computer please ?
    A net-top version of the ARM netbooks would be fantastic; heck, build them into televisions.
     
  5. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    The problem with that keyboard design is that it leaves little space for internal components, especially if the two halves overlap inside to give a bigger keyboard. I also don't like the fact that the "d-pad" is in the keys, you won't be able to navigate around a site and have text input at the same time.

    Also, the keys are all lined up above each other and the space bar is in a silly place.
     
  6. Jenny_Y8S

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    Oh my that's fugly! I think I'll keep my OQO thank you very much
     
  7. Faulk_Wulf

    Faulk_Wulf Internet Addict

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    You should check out the other ones though. The detachable keyboard/mouse/screen one is pretty cool and I'm very fond of the modular idea.
     
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