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Mike Temporale
09-22-2005, 02:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=5236' target='_blank'>http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=5236</a><br /><br /></div><i>"This is small Bluetooth folding keyboard fits into a pouch a bit larger than most PDAs, and unfolded it expands out into a sub-notebook size keyboard. It is quite useful with smartphones and PDAs, and includes software drivers for Windows Mobile devices (including Pocket PC and Smartphones), Palm OS, RIM Blackberry and Symbian smartphones. The keyboard has a full row of number keys, and arrow keys. There are a few printed alternate characters for some european languages, as well as symbols such as ,,, and a number of other visual symbols for various other functions. Its got a useful, though not particularly strong, pull-out stand that can support a phone or PDA. It would struggle with any larger or ruggedised equipment, but it propped up my PDA (an HP iPAQ hx4700) and Smartphone (an i-mate Smartphone2) just fine."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Temporale-20050922-GeekzoneBTFreedomReview.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Geekzone has posted a review of the Freedom Bluetooth Keyboard. If you haven't already grabbed a Bluetooth keyboard, you might want to take a look at this review. :)

ctmagnus
09-22-2005, 08:26 PM
This looks rather similar to HP's offering. Hopefully that means that their keyboard will work with non-iPaq devices. I haven't tried my HP keyboard with anything other than my trusty iPaq 5550 yet, so I don't know.

Mark Larson
09-23-2005, 11:07 PM
Is it better and/or cheaper than the Think Outside one we know and like?

Mike Temporale
09-24-2005, 01:29 AM
This looks rather similar to HP's offering. Hopefully that means that their keyboard will work with non-iPaq devices. I haven't tried my HP keyboard with anything other than my trusty iPaq 5550 yet, so I don't know.

I would guess that it's the same keyboard, just rebranded - a common occurance.

Mike Temporale
09-24-2005, 01:32 AM
Is it better and/or cheaper than the Think Outside one we know and like?

Well, better/worse is hard to say. It has a number row - the ThinkOutside one doesn't (Well, it's there but you use the function keys to access it) I've seen some people claim the Freedom is better, and others swear by the ThinkOutside one.