PDA form factor (was: Thoughts about iWalk)

Owen Byrne owen@permafrost.net
Fri, 4 Jan 2002 22:48:59 -0400


On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 03:57:00PM +0100, Eugene Leitl wrote:
> 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.
> 
> 
The title was PDA form factor - I think all of the above  (hell any of the above) 
in a PCMCIA card. 
- slip it in wallet - slip it in my laptop - that'd be cool.
Owen