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18 may 2023 21:07:25

BlackBerry Classic keyboard gets strapped to a Raspberry Pi

It`s not quite a smartphone, but it could be a fun side project for the tinkering crowd.Sometimes you just can`t top perfection. What Frankenstein`s monster madness is this? The classic BlackBerry keyboard has a new life, with the Q20 Classic`s keys getting ripped out of its 9-year-old frame and attached to a palm-sized board with a Raspberry Pi Zero and a monocrhome e-paper display. It`s the creation of tech entrepreneur Eric Migicovsky — a name you may recognize from the Pebble smartwatch and the InPulse before it. And it has quite the name: Beepberry. Now before you get excited that this is the resurrection of the BlackBerry-style smartphone, lemme just throw out a bit of water on your expectations: that`s not what this is. Beepberry was described by Migicovsky as `a chat-only device for hackers`, purpose-built for another of his projects: Beeper combined chat app. There`s no cellular radio of any sort and the circa-2017 Raspberry Pi Zero W computer board powering it is very ...

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