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The team scrapped the black and white release to instead wait to release in full color. The team will concentrate on making a color Optimus-103 with OLEDs.
SOURCE: http://community.livejournal.com/opt...ect/15834.html
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gah...who would even consider buying that at US$1200........
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hmmm.. a new computer or a keyboard..... Mmmmmmm..........
    
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Wow I heard it was going to be around the $200-300 range!!!

$1000?! yea RIGHT.
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Apparently the 100-somethinfg pre-orders were filled.
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post #6 of 21
good thing they are willing to add to the capital of a company so that others can get it cheaper. Frankly, I think its a scam.

Yes, I bet you they will get a keyboard, but there is no way the technology is advanced enough to make it worth 1200 bucks. I mean, lets go back 10 years and buy a 20 gb hard drive. Yeah, probably about 1200 bucks then, too (that was when I got my NEC with 2.5 gb of space for about ~4000 bucks for the whole rig). Ask anyone with that sort of drive now (likely 5400rpm if your lucky with 2mb cache, if your lucky) how much its worth. The technology JUST ISNT THERE yet. I wish they would just admit it and let it drift into vaporware until OLEDs actually become manufacturably feasible.
    
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post #7 of 21
i dont see why u'd say the technology isnt there... it's just lcd keys and need a program to assign the graphics...
    
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post #8 of 21
And going from 2.5gb to 10gb is just adding platters.

Yes, you CAN, but at 12 dollars a key, WHY?

I mean, this is just to get the keyboard in HAND. Who knows if it is even useful with the software. They havn't alluded to any scripting language, any icon installation materials, or ANYTHING. Its just a half-baked idea from some design company who has no idea about manufacturing hi-tech produts.Look at all the other stuff they have made, a cursor-like mouse, toasters and microwaves: all using technology that has been around for decades or longer.

This is new ground, and I have ZERO faith that they have the engineering capability to make a worthwhile product. And the worst part of it is, they have no capital either, so they are taking pre-orders with astronomical prices.

The technology is there, but the process to create it, the manpower to program it, isn't.
    
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post #9 of 21
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Well killnine, they DO make a pretty popular "Optimus Mini Three Keyboard"

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/88ee/
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20748

I don't think they're incapable, I just think it's taking longer than they would've expected. But not by long just a few months (as stated).
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gah...who would even consider buying that at US$1200........
The same person that would buy this
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