[FoRK] looking for a secure dumbphone

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Thu May 30 10:58:28 PDT 2013


missing AR overlay capabilities as well


On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> On 5/30/13 5:25 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>
>> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 02:26:16PM -0700, Stephen Williams wrote:
>>
>> ...
>>
>>  Tracking the sweet spot of low-price vs. functionality would be
>>> interesting.
>>>
>>> For many, a mobile phone is their communications / computer /
>>> Internet / banking / government access.  At some point, they are
>>> going to be willing to spend at least as much as they do on
>>> transportation and a significant fraction of housing and food to be
>>> enabled.  This does not point toward continued barely-usable feature
>>> phones.
>>>
>> At this point I expect to use a headset for telephony, probably
>> a hacked Google Glass or similar.
>>
>
> It is apparent that Recon is going to beat Google Glass to market by a
> year (within 2-4 months) and with a reasonable price ($400-600) and
> hackable Android out of the box.
> Talked to the CTO and/or founder at Google I/O who gave me a sneak peak at
> the experience.  I have to say I think the higher mount of Glass is better,
> but otherwise this seems better in most ways. Removable battery (the module
> on the other side), removable unit, etc.  Clever in a lot of ways.
>
> http://www.reconinstruments.**com/ <http://www.reconinstruments.com/>
>
> sdw
>
>
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