[Community] The first "Smartphone"...

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sun Jan 26 22:05:01 CET 2014


Am 26.01.2014 um 20:47 schrieb Ryan de Laplante:

> On Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:05:14 PM Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Am 26.01.2014 um 15:40 schrieb Walter Brill:
>>> Ryan de Laplante wrote:
>>>> I have a working IBM Simon with original box & manual in my collection of
>>>> vintage computers.  It's a really neat device, way ahead of its time.> 
>>> He's is still alive:
>>> <http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/bibuxton/buxtoncollection/
>>> detail.aspx?id=40>
>> Cool UI!
>> 
>> Well, couldn't someone write an emulator (e.g. using Qt and FSO [1])? We
>> have both in Debian repositories.
>> 
>> This would be a nice "gimmick" for the GTA04 default installation replacing
>> LXDE...
>> 
>> BR,
>> Nikolaus
>> 
>> [1] http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/fso-gsmd-gta04
> 
> There are two IBM Simons for sale on eBay right now...

I have looked... are those prices real? It appears as if a GTA04 or Neo900 is a bargain...

BR,
Nikolaus




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