I see some very nice job done here! Thanks!
But I just need to splash some critique on it.
First of all, the keyboard. You can’t hold it in your hand properly, you need two hands. And that means you need to put down the phone somewhere to use it. Wouldn’t it be so kuch better to have it slide out?
The picture suggests using it on the table, but you can’t use more than two fingers to type on it, because it’s tiny. It would be an ultimately painful typing experience, and I’m pretty sure most people would realize sooner or later that taking it into hands would make it much easier to operate. And when you’re holding it in your hand, why not have the phone there, too? Like a slide-out keyboard. Or a more stable hinge that holds the phone steady when you attach the keyboard.
Then, the dimensions. It’s way too HUGE for my taste. I mean OK, it’s just ky preference, but the thing is that the market is already bloated full with this size of smartphones. Why not make it a bit more special?
The OS choice: Windows 10 makes no sense on a snapdragon CPU. Even with that new emulation stuff, it will lag like a toaster trying to calculate the 1000th digit of pi. Furthermore, it relies on emulation to run desktop apps. Which is bad. Very bad.
There is also multi-boot… Google will NOT license Play services for this, so good bye apps. Linux will NOT run properly on a touchscreen, especially this small. And especially if it’s not Ubuntu, because Ubuntu is th only one that at least tries to support touch. So basically, we end up with 3 different OSs, neither of which can be chosen as primary. Android won’t have Play Store unless you root it and install it yourself, Windows will make the phone overheat, Linux will just not work without that keyboard. Oh, and what about the most important phone function - accepting phone calls? How will that work in Windows&Linux?
Graphics: Quadro? Seriously? That card by itself is probably bigger than this phone… Storage, too, is just too far from current technology. It won’t fit in this size.
Connectivity: I’m not sure how much attention you paid to it, but first of all, there are two different versions, for the US and for the rest of the world. IMO that’s a very bad practice and we deserve tp have one model that just works everywhere, no questions asked. Secondly, one of the SIMs only supports 2G. This is not a big deal, since probably only one of them will be used for internet, but both of them supporting the fastest connection available would be nice to have.
Ok sorry for the rant. I realize this is just a concept, and I like it in many ways. In some ways it could be improved, in some ways we could dream that Google fixes their Play store policy or that someone finally writes a Linux DE that works properly with touchscreens…
@nawthor please stop acting crazy about USB 2.0… it will mostly be used for charging anyway.