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[Project] 7" PDA LTE phone, physical keyboard, with LattePanda

userHead darkmage1975 2018-11-25 21:43:50 11506 Views2 Replies
Hi, first of all nice to meet you all, this is my first post.

As stated in the subject, my dream is to create a 7" PDA-phone like the Gemini PDA ( or better the "now crowfounding" Cosmo Communicator ( ... #/comments).

Ok, I know this is not a simple project, but that is what I need: an all-in-one 7" notebook + smartphone + physical keyboard. So, why not to buy the Cosmo Communicator? Since I think it has a main drawback: I don't want to "open it" just to answer a simple Whatsapp message while I'm walking: the 2.5" display on the front simply (obviously) won't support an "on-screen" keyboard.

So I studied a case where the (single) 7" LCD is on the front, and the keyboard simply "slides out" from the bottom, while lettin you tilt the screen (I don't know if I made it clear...)

Anyway: do you think LattePanda could be the right board for this project? Those shoud be the "main" components needed:

- board
- LTE shield
- 7" LCD touch screen
- keyboard
- battery

But here is the "first main" question I'm thinking about:

will the installed Android be capable of managing the rest of the hardware? Mainly the LTE shield: I was thinking about an Arduino shield..., but also the 7" LCD touch screen)

This is only the question I'm thinking about right now, but I know there's a lot of other problems.

So please let me know what do you think about it.

Thank you.