All Those In Favour Of A Different Other Half: #WeDon’tWantQwerty
Further to a comment from Shane on the boards earlier, and having given all you tactile nuts a soap box to tell us why you want a QWERTY other half, in the interest of balance and getting the 2nd half of the story, we felt it only fair that we offer all of those who would prefer a different option for the other half to have their say.
So I’ve explained why I feel a hardware keyboard other half would make sense in many ways, but we are now in 2013 – is the QWERTY idea just a bit lame ? ie. Could/should we be thinking more outside the box and dreaming up some seriously innovative other half that maybe nobody has considered yet that would make the Jolla handset desirable to a whole new audience, on a whole new level ?
The sky is the theoretical limit with the other half but let’s try and be realistic here – have you compiled the perfect other half that would fulfil all your needs and requirements – let’s hear about it!
We now have 100% confirmation from Vesa Matti’s recent keynote that the other half will be powered by a mechanical connection that will allow the other half to get power from the main handset. We also know that the reverse is also true that the handset could, for instance, be powered by the other half so it is a 2-way affair in terms of power flow and communication.
This makes the other half a very exciting proposition and changes the game from the original assumptions of it potentially being a wireless/BT/NFC based communication method only.
With so many possible options/combinations out there, it is pointless for me to rattle off my own ideas, if you feel like commenting, please do, and the main purpose is to establish who here wants something different to a QWERTY other half – of course, realistic concept ideas are more than welcome!
So all those in favour of something different to a QWERTY other half say “YAY”.
EDIT: There’s nothing to say that we can’t have many different ‘other halves’ in the grand scheme of things, but we are just focussing on the concept of the first other half to see the light of day for now.