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PocketPenguin / Build Your Own Linux Powered Pda
« on: July 16, 2006, 06:14:19 am »
Thanks for the welcome =) Da_Blitz: I've used the Zaurus quite a bit in the past, and the keyboard just doesn't work at all for me =P Freaking tiny keys heheh.  Oh well, the keyboard is not too much of an issue for me.  I'll deal =P Anyway, moving on, I agree completely with the focus on device performance.  Although battery life is something we should try to be careful with, as well.  I'm also thinking of a device that can be customized extensively to the user.  Remember when all the latest mobile phones had like 350 colourful cases that one could use to add colour and a slight personal touch to their mobile phone?  People loved it.  The same with iPod accessories.  While there's no real functionality to the idea, it's something that really draws people - the idea of making their device unique, and to suit them.  I'm all for custom cases for my open-source PDA =D

Another idea is the whole issue with storage.  There's a really neat 0.85" HDD from Toshiba that holds approx 4 gigs of data.  Might be something to look into.  Although Hard drives are a proven battery-muncher, it may be an avenue worth exploring.

I've got much more extensive descriptions and ideas that I have written down somewhere, and also a bunch of my drawings I've done that I will scan in and upload to my server so that you can take a look at what my ideas are in more detail.  

Nice to meet you all =)

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PocketPenguin / Build Your Own Linux Powered Pda
« on: July 12, 2006, 12:20:08 pm »
Ahoy there.  Wow, this is quite a find.  I've been looking high and low for information regarding designing and building PDAs.  Seems like all you people have been too =) I've got designs, feature lists, hardware lists, ideas, plans, and a couple of broken pencils.  This all looks very interesting.

Although, I am completely against the idea of an integrated Keyboard into the actual device.  Having a keyboard as a peripheral is my idea.  I'm all about practicality =P I will elaborate my ideas further when I can be bothered typing a bit more.  It's 2:17 in the morning and I'm freezing cold.  Wanna give me a short brief on what has already been discussed?  I've seen some of the posts, but I'm not gonna read all of them =P

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