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20 August 2006

My new favorite toy

Ok, well, I don't technically have one yet, and have not technically ordered one... But I did tell them to email me when it becomes available next month damn it!




Silver
I'm still waiting for the full-size OLED keyboard, but I've been waiting on one for the last year or so... :)     

Posted by Silver on Sun Aug 20 03:34:00 PDT 2006
Malachi
Yeah, the full sized one was developed by at Art/Prototyping company. Their website said it was going to be released, but I have not heard any news on it for quite some time.

Posted by Malachi on Sun Aug 20 03:36:00 PDT 2006
Malachi
But might as well get an update, right?
http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/

Itâs in the initial stage of production.

We hope it will be released in 2006.

It will cost less than a good mobile phone.

It will be real.

It will be OS-independent (at least itâs going to be able to work in some default state with any OS).

It will support any language or layout.

Moscow is the capital of Russia.

Each key could be programmed to produce any sequence.

It will be an open-source keyboard, SDK will be available.

Some day it will be split (and made âergonomicâ).

It will most likely use the OLED technology (e-paper is sooo slow).

Our studio is located two blocks from the Kremlin.

It will feature a key-saver.

Keys could be animated when needed.

It has a numeric keypad because we love it.

Thereâs no snow in Moscow in summer.

It will be available worldwide (why not?)

OEM is possible (why not?)




Posted by Malachi on Sun Aug 20 03:38:00 PDT 2006
jessie

love the little factoids about Moscow just blending in with the tech talk. without them , this whole post would have been sanskrit or aramaic or something to me! 



Posted by jessie on Sun Aug 20 09:50:00 PDT 2006