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Re: gEDA-user: Alternate Platforms

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Am 30.01.2011 15:42, schrieb Peter Clifton:
> On Sun, 2011-01-30 at 09:37 -0500, Bob Paddock wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Peter Clifton <pcjc2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Perhaps I'm being short-sighted, but I don't see a great potential for
>>> serious EDA work on phone sized devices. Even if they get the
>>> screen-resolution high enough, the size is very small for design work,
>>> and the input problematic.
>> Actual design work probably not all that useful do to small size.
>> The place where it wold great is in being a trouble shooting tool in the field.
> (As I said ;)).
> Still - most places I went to do a repair, I'd want to take a laptop or
> at least a tablet. Getting out that remote without a computer seems like
> as well thought out as going to do said repair and forgetting to pack
> your soldering iron.
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As I said in my original post "the screen is a bit tiny", for me that
implied that no one is going to do serious work on a phone size device,
but that's going to be different for tablets. On the phone it's nice to
show some schematics / layouts to friends (if you don't have your laptop
with you :-) ) and using a stylus to draw lines in pcb works well. So
lets wait for affordable tablets with sufficient size, at least the
processor architecture is no concern.

There were rumors in a german newsticker that Intel is going to announce
a tablet with MeeGo in June with availability 3Q.
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