makeworldbetter wrote:You should apply a job at Dell or Apple
Then there are lots of Chinese manufacturers who'll be interested... look at how many iPhone knock offs there are.
Pretty cool concept.
How about a separate small screen for each "button" where the keyboard layout changes right before your very eyes, according to the application being run. Maybe put a little give in the key-screens, so they feel almost like real keys...
Well that may add to the over all thickness. I imagine this to be about the size of a CD jewel case and not more than the thickness of them two. The keyboard will pop-up upon the application, then turn to a number pad, a calculator, sodoku puzzle etc. additional software can be loaded via wifi or usb from disc burner or flash card. And yes have it work with touch and a stylus.
This will definately be the only machine a person could ever want and need because it replaces the cell phone, home phone via ip, camera, camcorder, home PC or laptop, game console, digital TV, GPS, and even have a built in scanner for ID purpose. software can be Windows or whatever as well apps that can make the calculator a graphing calculator, the GPS a turn by turn, can be interfaced with game systems like the Wii or PS3 wirelessly for remote gaming, and wirelessly watch movies from your blu-ray or cable on its screen on the fly.
Keep it well under a thousand bux, as so any one can afford it, rich or poor, or students. Anyone who has worked on a Sony VGN UX knows how cumbersome that keyboard is (works well for those with finger nails), and the iPhone is too small for intense enough web browsing( and it don't work with fingernails). Oh yes, it will have only one button... on/off!