|Re: Phoenix 45s: Software Architecture|
Message #6 Posted by thyl on 15 Nov 2007, 8:43 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Jeff O.
Err, maybe time for promoting an older idea of mine again:
I believe that the time of high featured pocket calculators is over. BUT:
What about a combination of a software emulation (why not Free42, though I would prefer something with RPL) in combination with a nice, dedicated calculator keyboard?
A functinoal keyboard is, after all, the main key (pls allow for the pun) to a good calculator.
A target platform could e.g. be Apple's iPhone (IF they get the SDK out, and IF there will be a Bluetooth HID profile etc.).
I am rather confident that this could reduce the development effort, and in particular in the hardware field, only a specific Bluetooth keyboard would need to be developped.
Incidently, such a keybaord could also double as a normal querty-like keyboard, if designed accordingly, maybe similar to the one of the HP75 or the 71B.
Edited: 15 Nov 2007, 8:55 a.m.