01-30-2009 11:04 AM
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  1. cplush#WP's Avatar
    wow....sry...i was on a totally different train there...LOL....got you now
    01-28-2009 01:34 PM
  2. cplush#WP's Avatar
    That or put some form of wireless support....i havent seen a bluetooth keyboard and mouse in awhile but wireless ones are all over.
    01-28-2009 01:37 PM
  3. starky's Avatar
    01-28-2009 02:07 PM
  4. cplush#WP's Avatar
    yeah...most definitely not dropping $140 for a 1 handed keyboard....talk about niche lol...cool tho
    Last edited by cplush; 01-28-2009 at 02:42 PM.
    01-28-2009 02:32 PM
  5. starky's Avatar
    i agree its very overpriced for what it is. redfly much better for sure.
    01-28-2009 02:58 PM
  6. BengtBeier's Avatar
    In fact I believe Windows Mobile might support bluetooth keyboards right away as HID devices. I might be wrong here, though.

    But that's not the solution. The Redfly dock should be able to support basic hardware that you already have floating around somewhere and no need to buy new hardware - which is why it should be solved via usb.
    01-28-2009 03:16 PM
  7. Bill R's Avatar
    I'd rather see 802.11g to the dock rather than bluetooth. Much faster.
    01-29-2009 08:28 PM
  8. Aware's Avatar
    Yeah but not every phone has wi-fi.
    01-30-2009 06:16 AM
  9. BengtBeier's Avatar
    Hm, what I'm wondering is the cost/benefit ratio from having bluetooth support in the dock:

    I suppose replacing bluetooth connectivity with a fourth usb would make the dock cheaper and allow to sell it for less, thereby making it more attractive to costumers. And as I already said in another post before, I believe the dock can do without bluetooth because it's stationary.
    01-30-2009 08:43 AM
  10. cplush#WP's Avatar
    true, but Bluetooth is a very handy way to connect. I would almost like to see the dock have some form of extra capabilities that are not on the smartphone. Maybe a seperate GPU (something that would take the strain of upscaling off the phone so it can work faster...especially if its going to be at 1280xwhatever), or some form of firmware layer that would allow the phone to detect various periphials and other devices.
    01-30-2009 08:57 AM
  11. starky's Avatar
    I agree an extended layer ref the drivers for some peripheral options but its must not take a processor or OS otherwise it becomes a failed device like folio
    01-30-2009 09:26 AM
  12. cplush#WP's Avatar
    yes, just like a generic upconverter for the screen size. nothing fancy just so the phone doesnt have to spend as much CPU power/RAM on filling the screen.....and support for USB hubs is almost a must for the dock. So many mice/keyboard sets use a central receiver that it will make it difficult to integrate with existing hardware
    01-30-2009 11:04 AM
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