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Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Kiga

    Kiga Active Member

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    Let's get a 8000mah battery instead.
     
  2. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    Can confirm, considered the possibility that it would look like garbage, still want it now!
     
  3. FaeMinx

    FaeMinx Rainbow Liberation Instigation

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    Honestly, if you can't be bothered carrying a couple of accessories or cheap phone with you, I see absolutely *no issue* with wearing a discrete bluetooth earpiece.

    If that's too much, then open the lid and use the speakerphone.
     
  4. ShleeDragon

    ShleeDragon Pro-Catflip

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    Considering using the OMAP5 for the neo?

    P.S. I loved the openmoko ;)
     
  5. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    I'm not looking for a good phone experience, I'm looking for a portable computer that I can occasionally use as a phone. :)
     
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  6. God Ginrai

    God Ginrai Godmaster

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    And that's what you'll get. :) He's merely saying it's not worth the costs for something that would likely be listed as a con for the device in reviews.

    -God Ginrai
     
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  7. Natsu

    Natsu Advanced Member

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    What would they say? Why did they add this here? I wanted to have to open my Pyra to listen to music, record and be force to use a headset, but this is preventing me from doing so.

    lol
     
  8. God Ginrai

    God Ginrai Godmaster

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    No, they'll say: "For something that tries to be a phone, it does a shitty job of it."

    -God Ginrai
     
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  9. bzar

    bzar A Commando

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    Sometimes it's better to not try at all than to try and fail. That way you can direct your attention and effort to things that are more likely to succeed.
     
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  10. Yoyobuae

    Yoyobuae Very Active Member

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    Speaking of phone functions via headset, any idea if headset buttons would work?  I think the buttons just short the mic pin to ground or something. Could Pyra detect this?
     
  11. God Ginrai

    God Ginrai Godmaster

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    Could it? Yea, probably.

    Will it support it when it ships? Nah, you'll probably see it added later due to homebrew efforts.

    -God Ginrai
     
  12. Majin Wamu

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    Wow the phone topic is quite popular by the looks of it. I wouldn't even think of getting one for phone purposes. And I am sure that everyone who is planning to get the Pyra already has a phone of some sort. I highly doubt that using it as a phone will really be that big of a deal...
     
  13. Granitehead

    Granitehead Advanced Member

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    These days, most people who buy a new phone already have an older phone which still works perfectly fine. That's completely irrelevant to them.
     
  14. Majin Wamu

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    That's true. I'm not saying they wont, I am sure they will use it at a phone. It is just interesting that it is such a popular topic. Just recently someone set up a poll about it. I think it will be a pretty neat feature to be able to use it as a phone, but I personally probably wouldn't...but that's just me.
     
  15. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    My phone is 4 years old. It's pretty much time for an upgrade anyway, but the number of phones with physical keyboards these days is effectively zero.
     
  16. God Ginrai

    God Ginrai Godmaster

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    Well, the Neo900 will have one, right?

    -God Ginrai
     
  17. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    Oh woo! The Neo900 will be using the PLS8! First time I checked I remember they were using something else that didn't support my carrier but either I misremembered or that has changed.THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!
     
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  18. God Ginrai

    God Ginrai Godmaster

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    Glad I was able to be of help. :)

    -God Ginrai
     
  19. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    I would probably still prefer the Pyra over a Neo900, if it were an option, but in the absence of that I'm glad I might at least have some kind of option eventually.
     
  20. chewdiggy

    chewdiggy Still Fresh

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    Wow! I am extremely interested in this project. One thing that I did want to use the Pandora for but never got around to, is a portable studio, specifically recording in a club/venue. Will the Pyra have a Line In and Out or would I have to use a USB soundcard?
     

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