PDA form factor (was: Thoughts about iWalk)

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Fri, 4 Jan 2002 15:57:00 +0100 (MET)


On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Russell Turpin wrote:

> Now, imagine an updated device, with the same form factor when
> carried, that flips open into two halves, along the long edge, like a
> small book. The major surface of the upper half is fully dedicated to
> display. The major surface of the bottom part contains the hard
> buttons, the keying surface, and displays soft controls such as menus
> and tool bars. Yes -- two screens! Why not? That would support a real
> GUI.

Fannypack ~24 h runtime wearable with clipon SVGA display and headset.
Twiddler or airboard. Wireless connectivity, VoIP with end to end strong
cryptography, GPS, magnetic compass, maps, organizing, notepad, audio
notebook, email, integrated megapixel videocam.

Visor with Stowaway is okay, but really can't deliver on 90% of the above.