Methinks that teh form factor should be kept to a reasonable minimum. Why try to squeeze too much into it. Surely one of the A9's plus points is it's small size.
If people want a removable media drive, then why not opt for a CF slot, even IBM Microdrives are at 4GB now (albeit dear).
If the machine is to be portable, keep it that way. If it's for domestic/office use, then what harm is there in a plug-in device?
RO has no real Bluetooth/WiFi rollout planned, as such canles and peripheral devices are always going to be inherent in our working environment.
I do agree with druck though, the name A9Home isn't quite punchy enough.
I see the A9's strength as being able to be unplugged from my office. taken to site offices/clients' homes etc, and plugged into a monitor/keyboard/mouse there. No fussing with file conversions, uploading to the laptop (VA).
All info can then be read and displayed natively, RiscOS-ley.
Out of interest, is there a portable USB keyboard with trackball that could be velcro-ed to the A9? Something about the size of the Psion Netbook. Or would it be better to use a mini-mouse and a folding keyboard?
Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.
Search the archives
Today's featured article
Will Wakefield 2009 see a new graphics card for RISC OS? Speculation is mounting that the Vpod, a mysterious new product pre-announced this week, could be a graphics card on a podule for RiscPC-class machines. Well-placed sources have said that the Vpod is not an April Fools joke despite it being hyped up on April 1st by Stuart Tyrrell Developments, which sells the Unipod upgrade and is linked with A9home manufacturer Advantage Six. 32 comments, latest by sa110 on 8/4/09 7:55AM. Published: 4 Apr 2009