View Full Version : Add on keyboard for P800?


Loccy
09-12-2002, 01:08 PM
Does anyone know if anyone is planning an add-on keyboard for the P800? As someone who's always had Symbian phones and PDAs, and who switched to the Handspring Treo solely based on the form factor, I can see myself switching back when the P800 comes out. However, I have one application -- remote updating a website -- that I positively MUST have a keyboard for. I don't mind it being a clip on extra -- in fact that would suit me as I'd only take it with me at the weekend when I do my remote updates -- but there's no way I'm writing up a half time and full time report at a football match using the pen.

GhostDog
09-12-2002, 01:12 PM
Well not just yet,if you mean a bluetooth keyboard,i dont see any hope for it,because the HID is not one of the supported profiles in p800s firmware.

09-12-2002, 02:07 PM
the CHA-10 chatboard may be a solution... look it up at the SE website

Loccy
09-12-2002, 02:30 PM
Actually, the LAST thing I want is a Bluetooth keyboard unless it can actually be clipped to the P800 and the whole thing held as "one" unit. Don't care what technology it uses, whether it's Bluetooth or just clips into a port on the bottom of the unit, but I need to be able to hold the thing in my hands, and type with my thumbs in the middle of a crowd of people.

The Chatboard would be spot on if it's compatible. Otherwise, it seems I'll have to stick with the Treo.

Rear_Admiral
09-12-2002, 11:47 PM
Maybe this (http://mobile.burn.com/news.jsp?Id=179) baby would be the solution to all of our problems....
Would take a little gettin' used to, but what the heck ;)

Loccy
10-12-2002, 10:14 AM
Bleaugh. Not sure about that. And not only because it's missing the essential key displayed in your avatar! :D

Afonso
15-12-2002, 11:13 PM
http//www.flexis.co.kr/web/fxcubebt.htm

but since they say "serial interface" maybee the supported Serial-A BT profile will do.

J2theIZZO
16-12-2002, 09:31 AM
http://www.flexis.co.kr/web/fxcubebt.htm

but since they say "serial interface" maybee the supported Serial-A BT profile will do.

Size(mm) : 320x110x2.5 :o .....Seems a bit OTT for a phone, Not massive in the grand scheme of things, but can you imagine holding on you that and your phone whilst trying to type a txt message in a public place.

Afonso
16-12-2002, 09:45 AM
Yes, this is big, and certainly only for siting use.
Personnaly I imagine myself carrying a BT-USB dongle everywhere (to use wichever PC's keyboard comes at hand) rather than a foldable keyboard.
Further down the line I expect to find a VGA+BT+KBD PDA (http//sharp-world.com/corporate/news/021112.html) where I can do my heavy typing (& editing wink ) & web browsing & file archiving and use the P800 as a BT GPRS modem.

Anyway there are some wet spots where this kind of splash proof keyboard could be usefull.

J2theIZZO
16-12-2002, 09:50 AM
Yes, this is big, and certainly only for siting use.
Personnaly I imagine myself carrying a BT-USB dongle everywhere (to use wichever PC's keyboard comes at hand) rather than a foldable keyboard.
Further down the line I expect to find a VGA+BT+KBD PDA where I can do my heavy typing (& editing ;) ) & web browsing & file archiving and use the P800 as a BT GPRS modem.

Anyway there are some wet spots where this kind of splash proof keyboard could be usefull.

True, would you be able to attatch this whilst the P800 is in its little charging stand, would be useful if you could as you would be able to see the screen.

Loccy
16-12-2002, 09:53 AM
Not much use to me for typing a half time report at a football match, though! :D