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 No.12130

Why isn't this more of a thing? Having a portable device performing the same function as a "smart"phone without its mass surveillance features would be a dream

 No.12141

Because people want phones, not computers.

 No.12142

Fuck yez

 No.12143

Anybody making non-surveilance versions would get bought up by companies that do surveillance and then you'd be back to square one.

 No.12144

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>>12130
>Why isn't Pocket computers more of a thing?
You can get very small labtops from GPD and One Mix with for the size very powerful x86 processors
>Having a portable device performing the same function as a "smart"phone without its mass surveillance features would be a dream
Wireless communication can always be triangulated, even for really far out stuff like a LoRa meshnet (which is really slow 3 to 50kbps), because of physical properties how wireless signals works.
if you use any of the cell tower based services you have to sign up for contracts that link your network traffic and your positional data (which cell towers you connected to and at what time) to your financial id. Also cellphone modems are backdoored pretty badly.
What you can get is devices that don't have spyware on the software level, which is i guess a consolation price
>>12141
no the consumers are not to blame
>>12143
>Anybody making non-surveilance versions would get bought up by companies that do surveillance and then you'd be back to square one.
they could exist in a niche because their will always be plenty people who will never accept not having privacy
To be consistent surveillance capitalism may not be the final destiny for capitalism, right now all the data mining is financed based on a speculation that all that data about people is going to be really valuable (exchange value) in the future, but that is not guaranteed.

 No.12145

>>12130
They're too complex for people that just want to text their friends, watch netflix, and order food, and a terrible form factor for actual computing

 No.12154

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>>12130
I'm hoping to get a Pinephone Pro and a keyboard case
>muh CIAuyghur
it has dip switches so you can turn it off.

 No.12159

>>12130
smartphones killed netbooks and umpcs

 No.12160

>>12159
this looks interesting
>>12159
>smartphones killed netbooks and umpcs
Technically yes but not entirely. Sub-notebooks have survived and are just really expensive higher end net-books. Gaming handhelds like the steam-deck look very similar to umpcs. Some even have the slide out keyboards that umpcs had.

Smartphones don't have good text input. With enough training you can get fast at touch-typing but it's really tiring compared to keyboards and you can't keep it up for more than a few minutes. This is why there's still people trying to make different type of portable computers with keyboards. Some are trying to bring back writing with digital pen character recognition text input.

 No.12162

>>12160
>Technically yes but not entirely. Sub-notebooks have survived and are just really expensive higher end net-books. Gaming handhelds like the steam-deck look very similar to umpcs. Some even have the slide out keyboards that umpcs had.

>Smartphones don't have good text input. With enough training you can get fast at touch-typing but it's really tiring compared to keyboards and you can't keep it up for more than a few minutes. This is why there's still people trying to make different type of portable computers with keyboards. Some are trying to bring back writing with digital pen character recognition text input.

I agree.
Practically, however, smartphones with touch screen have been "good enough" for the general population, who just ended up using their smartphone instead of acquiring a netbook/umpc

 No.12164

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>and of course nobody in this thread knows what a laptop is
Fucking hell I hate this board…

 No.12166

>>12164
Can you fit a laptop in your pocket?

 No.12182

whats the best linux pocket computer to buy? and what to do about the mouse situation?

 No.12183

You can make em on the cheap with a raspberry pi. N-O-D-E made some good vids on em.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMkhRK2lV0E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndflyslzAEU

 No.12194

>>12164
where were laptops mentioned? or were you telling us all to use laptops instead of whatever else we wanted? fuck off.

 No.14633

Because my thumbs are fucked beyond repair despite hardly ever using a smart phone


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