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Offline nanopico

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A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« on: January 14, 2016, 07:26:41 AM »
--Begin Stupid Idea Rant--
So I understand there are some embedded PowerPC CPU's that just happen to be of the System On Chip variety and the cores of these are based on the G4 cores used in some mac's.

Wouldn't be fun to build a cell phone with one of these CPU's and get mac os 9 running on it so we could have an OS 9 cell phone?

In all serious though, that will never ever happen. But I think it would be cool.

--End Stupid Idea Rant--
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Offline MacTron

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Re: A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 09:51:02 AM »
It would be easy to support a G5 than one of those G4 SoC. And interact with a cell phone modem ( baseband ) is absolutely black magic ... :o
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Re: A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 01:36:16 PM »
the 9Phone 2.0

now only 12 kilograms of weight and in emergency cases you can call "110" for free.

« Last Edit: January 14, 2016, 01:46:48 PM by IIO »
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Re: A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 02:48:04 PM »
I'm glad we have some humor around here.
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Re: A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 02:57:59 AM »
What humor? I'd buy one.

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Re: A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 05:27:17 PM »
--Begin stupid idea turned to reality--

It's coming...
Just give me a couple months.

--End stupid idea turned to reality--
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Re: A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 06:43:18 AM »
Just so you know, I decided this is a good idea.
Hardware design complete and now construction and software for controlling the cellular chip.
Photos soon!

Anyone have a Newton that is broken I can steal the case from?
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Re: A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 09:48:21 AM »
Just so you know, I decided this is a good idea.
Hardware design complete and now construction and software for controlling the cellular chip.
Photos soon!

Anyone have a Newton that is broken I can steal the case from?

3d print one?

Offline nanopico

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Re: A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 11:55:55 AM »
Just so you know, I decided this is a good idea.
Hardware design complete and now construction and software for controlling the cellular chip.
Photos soon!

Anyone have a Newton that is broken I can steal the case from?

3d print one?

Possible.  I thought an official newton case would be cool to use.

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Re: A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2017, 07:31:39 PM »
I thought an official newton case would be cool to use.

It would indeed!! ;D ;D

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Re: A really stupid idea that I want to share.
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2017, 09:42:27 AM »
i would start from star trek or copland for intel and not from OS9.
"It is true that the "pre-emptive multitasking" advantage present in OS X can be illustrated by downloading CD-ROM ISOs and rendering chaos theory formulas while simultaneously instant messaging and posting on FaceBook what you ate... but in reality, what did you create?"
- DieHard, random forum troll at macos9lives.com