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@olf Thank you for your suggestions. I understand your concern and feeling, there are lots of things happening on the background, and I can't explain it in too much details publicly.

You also over-simplified the complexity developing a product like this. For example

Originally Posted by olf View Post
Create a new housing based on your Moto-Z keyboard, with a replaceable battery under the keyboard (to achieve a proper weight distribution, when the hardware keyboard is slid out).
In this short sentence, the actural work will be:

- Adjust and fine tune the Keyboard Mod slider to make it fit with the new FPC on "Pocket PC". We can't just use it without making any changes.

- Needs to have a structural re-design to make FPC woring flawlessly without affecting removal of battery. ie The position of connectors

- Needs to re-design the PCB to enable removable battery

- Needs to re-design the enclosure how to open it etc, without affecting its looking or integrity.

- ......

And it's the same with other steps you mentioned. It might looks easy and straight, but a lot of work in behind.

I am fully aware of what I am doing now. I share the same eager for this type of device because that is what I needed myself for a long time.

But I certainly don't want to launch a campaign or project before I make sure all the steps into details (technology, cost, timeline etc)

There are too many parties claims that they can make a handheld keyboard device and not yet deliver the product a long time after taking funds. I will only move forward if I can manage it, on technical side, also supply chain, partnerships, reliability test, etc. I need time to put those all together.

What I can assure you is work have been doing in the background. And this device will be out next year. I am solving all the details to make sure that it can be delivered shortly after formally announcing it, instead of taking funds then realised different problems and can't keep the promise.

P.S: I want to deliver this slider device in the same quality as the Keyboard Mod I'm working with, as well as the quality of mainstream phones. Certainly not choppy hardware or a "Chinese copy" of something. That also takes time especially finding reliable suppliers.
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Originally Posted by olf View Post
Look, these are technicalities I tried to avoid
Generally speaking I find this forum to be reasonably technically minded, as such there's usually no reason to simplify things to the point where they become inaccurate.
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Originally Posted by r0kk3rz View Post
Generally speaking I find this forum to be reasonably technically minded, as such there's usually no reason to simplify things to the point where they become inaccurate.
if you can't simplify things you don't understand it well enough. Generally speaking.
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if you can't simplify things you don't understand it well enough. Generally speaking.
Indeed!
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