[Community] Phone based on raspberry pi?
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Thu Jul 31 12:30:45 CEST 2014
Am 31.07.2014 um 12:15 schrieb Radek Polak:
> why not build phone on raspberry pi? Check this board:
> I looks that the board has all that's needed. Just solder modem+display, print a case and enjoy cheap & free phone.
> What do you think?
Sounds too easy to solve all problems designing a decent (smart)phone :)
Just an observation: the OMAP3 system on the GTA04 is about half the size as that SoC module.
So it is likely that you get an ugly phone out of that approach (well, I don't want to say that the
Neo / GTA04 case is a modern and attractive design :)
The problem is to squeeze everything into a small case. Miniaturization drives
cost exponentially. And don't forget buttons, speakers, microphone, antenna, GPS,
and some other things not on this RasPi SBC.
Sorry, I am too negative and I am trying to break out of this bad habit.
Maybe a more elaborated concept (e.g. complete material list, sum of volumina, sketch
of how a case design could look like) is a better basis to discuss and find out where this
idea can lead to.
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