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gr8ful
Yes I know, yet another Z killer and only a reference design, but man is this sexy. Well, calling a device sexy might be a bit much, but it is a nice design. Not the clamshell that many may desire but I'd take it. And pocketable too!


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http://www.elektrobit.com/file.php?333
dhns
QUOTE(gr8ful @ Jun 7 2007, 06:53 PM)
Yes I know, yet another Z killer and only a reference design, but man is this sexy.  Well, calling a device sexy might be a bit much, but it is a nice design.  Not the clamshell that many may desire but I'd take it.  And pocketable too!

Everything depends on the pricing. Any ideas?

-- hns
desertrat
Like Sony's UMPC offering I can imagine it'll be awkward typing on the damn thing. Why can't they just make a nice clamshell smile.gif
gr8ful
QUOTE(dhns @ Jun 7 2007, 03:01 PM)
QUOTE(gr8ful @ Jun 7 2007, 06:53 PM)
Yes I know, yet another Z killer and only a reference design, but man is this sexy.  Well, calling a device sexy might be a bit much, but it is a nice design.  Not the clamshell that many may desire but I'd take it.  And pocketable too!

Everything depends on the pricing. Any ideas?

-- hns
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I believe with the MIDs they are aiming at a $500 price point. I've not seen anything mentioned about a price on this particular device.
Da_Blitz
i think its great we are seeing a changing landscape of portable devices howevr it all seems aimed at briefcase or handbag size. nothing so far has really been as portable as the Z.

cant wait to see what happens when the folio or whatever it is called comes out from palm, i think thier idea of small devices with the option of a larger screen/keyboard si the right one and i cant wait to do some fiddling to make it a nice thin tem for the Z
adf
A). Very nice

cool.gif. Why doesn't someone (like Trolltech) pick up the Z from sharp and update it a little?

C). I'm getting kinda surprised by these--- If I were buying a pda today, it still probably pick a Z 3x00
gr8ful
With the number of new devices being announced on an almost daily basis, I'm sure there will be several that produce form factors in a size that appeals to just about everyone.

Though form factor is important to me (I like the sliding screen but prefer clamshell), software is more important. That is why I like the direction of the Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and the modified Linux that is to run on them. RedFlag's Midinux should be out any day now, which is what the above device was running as well as Windows. And I'm looking forward to what Ubuntu will bring to the table with their mobile/embedded project.

Who knows, these may even be adapted for the Zaurus and breathe new life into an old but well designed platform.
speculatrix
QUOTE(gr8ful @ Jun 7 2007, 06:53 PM)
Yes I know, yet another Z killer and only a reference design, but man is this
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so anyone going to contact elektrobit and see if there's a european distributor?
http://www.elektrobit.com/index.php?599
Ragnorok
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- They have the nerve to call a block qwerty chicklet array a "full qwerty keyboard"? (guffaw) Such spin!
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If I were buying a pda today, it still probably pick a Z 3x00
- Ding ding ding ding ding...
daniel3000
Hi guys,

I cooperate with a bunch of people from Elektrobit Automotive at work.
I will see if I can get some insider information about that device.

daniel
speculatrix
QUOTE(daniel3000 @ Jun 14 2007, 08:11 AM)
Hi guys,

I cooperate with a bunch of people from Elektrobit Automotive at work.
I will see if I can get some insider information about that device.

daniel
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basically two things:
1/ access to hardware schematics
2/ source code for drivers unless they provide a proper linux port themselves
3/ a nice price

ok, I lied, three things.
Overgauss
Does look sexy but needs moar clamshell.
zeigerpuppy
check out the video,
looks really fast, wonder what the battery life is?
pity no keyboard but this looks like a real jump for mobile linux
anyone notice the similarity with iphone.... smile.gif

http://midees.blogspot.com/
http://www.redflag-linux.com/chanpin/midinux/index.htm
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