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The Sony tablet P had two screens too. https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-tablet-p/review/

I don't it was a commercial success ..
 

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Some good heads up: I've been pushing really hard for the progress left over last month. We will have resources back again and carry on with the work.

Again this is a good experience for me to know how to work with Jolla and plan ahead for future products.
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I used to own a Docomo NEC Medias W dual screen and a Sony Tablet P. Really loved the dual screen design. The issue was all about software - how to optimise for dual screen and tune UI slightly. Un-optimised is very likely to have UI elements in the middle and split into two screens...
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Originally Posted by chenliangchen View Post
Some good heads up: I've been pushing really hard for the progress left over last month. We will have resources back again and carry on with the work.

Again this is a good experience for me to know how to work with Jolla and plan ahead for future products.
Good to hear. Looking forward to that future product of yours. Especially if it has a real qwerty
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No, what I had in mind is a keyboard with software reconfigurable key labels. The fact that it is done by hiding a screen under transparent pads is a technical detail that the users would not need to know or care about.
You mean something like this:
US20120127000 A1
 

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@chenliangchen I already have a Jolla tablet, and I'd like to help your project by pointing out two things that I think you should consider fixing in your own product:

1. The Jolla tablet is made of a very bad quality plastic. I keep my Jolla tablet in a sleeve and hardly use it these days, but the plastic is still deteriorating. The build quality is poor: the device is squeaking.

2. The battery life is sub-par. My 4-year-old Core i7 laptop lasts longer on battery than the Jolla tablet. Not sure if this is a software or hardware issue, but it needs to be looked into.
 

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Originally Posted by Amboss View Post
You mean something like this:
US20120127000 A1
Yes, exactly.

So we have a 5 (or 6, depending on which date you look at) years old patent.
Where are the devices?
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Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
Yes, exactly.

So we have a 5 (or 6, depending on which date you look at) years old patent.
Where are the devices?
I remember reading about a PC keyboard (Optimus Maximus) that is made of small displays, each being one keyboard button.

Never seen one but here is a video that I found by quick Google search.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o03lWhKykBk

Similar aproach could probably be used also in phones but might be a bit expensive
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Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
So we have a 5 (or 6, depending on which date you look at) years old patent.
Where are the devices?
I'm sure you know, but let's just lay it out anyway - patents like this are often filed to prevent the competition doing something, rather than being used for their intended purpose (protecting an innovative product from being copied).

My brother has some experience with this - his employer will (or used to, at least) pay employees for patent submissions if they are successful. The company funds the legal costs of the patent application etc. He applied for a couple, one of which was basically a glass screen that changes contrast / colour depending on what's behind it so that the text remains visible (think bus stop advert). To my mind that's not novel, and it doesn't pass the "not obvious to someone who does this kind of thing every day" test either, but they thought it was viable.

Note that this wasn't even some kind of clever mechanism / low level implementation of how to do it, just the idea that it could be done.

Patent law is, ah, patently ridiculous.
 

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@Feathers, yes I know. It was a rhetorical question.

I have some experience with that too. My former employer ran a similar scheme. x for a patent application, another x if the patent gets granted. I had a patent application that for some reason was accepted as "provisional". I did not even know such a thing existed and apparently neither did the company's top management, so they did not know what to do. Eventually they paid me x/2, with the rest to be paid when the application gets promoted to a full status. I was supposed to provide some more details for that to happen. But I had a moment of epiphany and decided not to go along with that. So I did my little bit in preventing my former employer from becoming a patent troll

@OVK, it does not need to be expensive. The Optimum keyboard is expensive because it uses a lot of small displays. A phone could use a single, cheap display covering the entire keyboard background. Ideally a resistive one so it would be activated by mere pressure.

But what am I taking about. There is a patent now exactly to prevent that happening.

Not to mention that it is all off-topic. Sorry, Chen.
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