[Community] Next generation OpenPhoenux devices - What people don't like with their ${PHONE}

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Fri Feb 22 17:14:03 CET 2013

Am 22.02.2013 um 17:03 schrieb marc:

> Hello
>> But since we won't be able to copy all this (e.g. a Nexus 4 feature set and
>> price point), I am looking for the unexpected. For something what your friends
>> are missing in all offers and something we can do, but the "big ones" can't or
>> don't want to do.
> There seem to have been a number of requests for a real keypad,
> but I think the mechanical effort to build a custom keyboard
> might be way too expensive for a small production run ? So why

just let me throw in:


So if we want to have one there are ways to get it.

> not add a chording keyboard, in concept similar to a braille
> typewriter ? That might only requite maybe 2 buttons on the thumb
> side of the phone (top right edge), and say 4 or 5 on the left edge...
> the nifty part is this community probably has the patience to learn
> such a feature and so be as fast as a real PC keyboard (use ssh on the
> phone at a proper speeds), while the oh-shiny-next demographic buying
> phones from big mainstream manufacturers does not.
> Also second request for low power auxiliary display or status 
> leds (maybe arranged in circle to form an analogue watch face ?) on 
> other side of phone

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