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Month: December 2017

linux phone, ultra portable, the universe, and everything!

From: dep <dep@...>
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2017 13:22:50 -0500
merry christmas, everybody!

did you see the piece in the register today (or maybe yesterday, or 
saturday) about the new psion or psion-ish device that is a tiny postable 
computer with keyboard, phone, and so on, that dual boots android *and 
linux*? this may be the gadget we've been waiting for. the question, of 
course, is whether it will run trinity. looking at the specs -- 4 gigs of 
memory and 64 gigs of storage -- i see no reason why it wouldn't. the 
video is 2160x1080, which ought to work. (it apparently ships with xfce.)

i do wish it had a better pointing system -- it has a touchscreen, but i'd 
prefer a pointing stick ala the good thinkpads or the toshiba librettos.

my sense is that this is the device many of us have been waiting for.

i'm not rolling in money by any means, but i'm very close to making the 
leap to pre-order of the wifi-4G version. i'm weary of my little ipad and 
my blackberry, though still functioning, is, well, a blackberry and 
whatever rim calls itself nowadays doesn't do proper blackberrys anymore, 
so this seems just right.

going crazy here imagining being on a story, shhoting the pictures, putting 
the card in a SD adapter via usb, opening the GIMP and adjusting color and 
saturation, and shipping the pictures to the paper, just like that.

a phone and tiny laptop device for grownups!

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