[NTLK] New PDA gizmo folks might be interested in

L.W. Brown lwb at mac.com
Tue Feb 6 14:14:59 EST 2018

Given my collection of similar items (Zaurus, etc.) I had to bite.
However, I have to admit they usually aren’t much better than curiosities. Linux, on the other hand, is somewhat of a plus…

-L.W. Brown
via 6s+

> On Feb 6, 2018, at 10:21, Gene Beaird <bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Not sure how big and feature-rich that keyboard is, but I did a little work on a Raspberry Pi, and when I ordered it, I also picked up a Stellar Labs blue-tooth keyboard/trackpad that I thought I could use on the Pi.  The keys are so close together on this keyboard that it’s almost unusable, and I don’t have large hands.  Luckily, the Pi had enough open USB ports I just plugged in a regular keyboard and used that.  
> I DO, however, find pointing devices and an on-screen keyboard to be much more accurate and quicker to use than mashing the screen with my fingers.  I’d find utility in a tablet with a dock for a stylus like my Newts have.  
> Regards,
> Gene Beaird,
> Pearland, Texas
>> On Feb 6, 2018, at 11:00 AM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:
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>> Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 01:05:37 -0700
>> From: Forrest <newton_phoenix at mindspring.com>
>> To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
>> Subject: Re: [NTLK] New PDA gizmo folks might be interested in.
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>> As a collector of ancient and obsolete PDAs (in addition to my MP2100 I also have a Sharp Zaurus ZR-5800, Handspring Visor, BlackBerry Curve, HP Jornada, HP iPAQ, etc.), I am intrigued by this device. While I don?t see it replacing my iPhone or iPad Pro, the idea of a ?real? keyboard on such a small device has a definite appeal.
>> Is there anyone ?out there? actively considering this?
>> Mahalo,
>> Forrest
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