PinePhone Keyboard update [April 24/04]
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(05-10-2021, 08:54 AM)kat22 Wrote: I want one... can't wait...

Second that.
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(09-27-2021, 08:53 AM)Fragreenburg Wrote: RE: 6c x 8G X 64G X 1920.

Yeah, I could imagine that would be super pricey.

I don't think Pine64 will ever release a phone that strong, that is stronger than most phones on the market and they would be selling to a niche audience. I want a more powerful Pine Phone but I also don't want to spend $800+ on a phone, I think that has become normalized and is ridiculous. For many people that's several months of food. I would love a $400 device that is twice as powerful because at some point the biggest issue with using this as a daily driver will be hardware limitations. Doesn't matter how much Phosh is optimized when the phone still take 15-20 seconds to launch Telegram. 99% of people aren't willing to accept that wait and I can't blame them.

I've been daily driving this for a bit over 2 months and it has been just fine but I also realized if you asked a random person to daily driver this they would lose their minds. My girlfriend has only interacted with it a handful of times and she hates it because it can be so slow.
I would dis-agree on the cost angle.  Pine already has a Quad core 8G unit under dev, and the RockPro64 is already 6cores.  I think it just a waiting game for the next gen chips on sub-20nm processes coming down in cost.  Having taken this puppy apart, they did a pretty good job on the engineering.  The modem chip already has a pin-compatable 5G big-brother.  If rockchip's nextgen is something pin-close on say 12nm, the price point should be very similar, without having to re-engineer the board from scratch.  The $199 already has 32G of storage, emmc keeps dropping, albeit slowly.  On the screen angle I don't think a 4K display is worth it, but with the experience from the current crop of phones, they ought to be able to clean up any lingering rework/parts issues, and put out a 2nd gen product on new silicon as soon as some of these new Fabs come online and start producing.

I have a Note9 and I've used 'DEX' with it.  Frankly it's performance is quite snappy, but DEX just doesn't quite get there on the desktop experience Wink.  If I could plug a $300-$350 "Pinephone-II"into a USB-C hub and run a 1920 monitor, with reasonable performance I'm *all* in.  The latest RPi4 is actually pretty darn close, and I wanted to get one of the RPro's with 4G to play with.  I noticed a huge improvement on the RPi's when I went to V30 SD's, and I'm thinking the RPro w/eMMC ought to perform admirably as well.  I could live with the 32G onboard eMMC, but looking around the price point difference is not super significant up to 64G.

The next gen opensource MALI drivers won't hurt.  I don't understand why ARM doesn't just open it up.  Reverse engineering this cruft sucks.
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Any update on when the Pine phone's keyboard will be arriving at the Pine Store ?
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(10-07-2021, 03:29 PM)bcnaz Wrote: Any update on when the Pine phone's keyboard will be arriving at the Pine Store ?

I too would like a date. In October it was said it would be November. In November it was said it would be December... I would like to know the date it goes on sale so I can be prepared. 

I have feeling that many people already have one because Pine64 is giving/selling them to "friends" and I doubt much stock, if any, will be left for us plebs.
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Will probably coincidentally be released at the same time as the PinePhone Pro is available with PinePhone Pro users being given priority stock of course. That's my guess.
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- I think the battery inside of each item will require each piece to be shipped as single items.
so likely separate orders.
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@Luke

Does "AVAILABLE SOON" mean before the end of this year ?

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Any NEWS ? ... is it still going to be possible to buy a keyboard in 2021 ?
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(12-28-2021, 07:03 PM)bcnaz Wrote: Any NEWS ?  ...    is it still going to be possible to buy a keyboard in 2021 ?

In the dec 2021 blog you can read:
https://www.pine64.org/2021/12/15/decemb...in-review/

PinePhone (Pro) hardware
  • Keyboard is in production and should be available in a few weeks, likely in early January

Sio I wouldn't get your hopes up.

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#60
In one of 'their posts' they said they had the parts, and factory floor time scheduled in November.

So I assumed sales would start sometime in December,....... but just a comment from Pine64, perhaps a new estimated date ?

Back in the early Pinebook Pro and Brave Heart days Luke used to check-in daily and kept us "in the Loop"
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