UK-based SB Components has launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Kickstarter platform to continue the development and commercialization of the PiTalk modular smartphone project.
This mobile device, which will be available with 3.2, 4 and 5-inch LCD screens, is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero, Pi 2 and Pi 3 micro computer as well as the Internet of Things (IoT). It comes packed with with a 3G module for blazing fast voice and data communication.
In addition to the presence of a camera, the PiTalk also features a microSD memory card slot, a microUSB port, supports Wi-Fi connection and applications developed in Python.
The crowdfunding campaign ends on January 7, 2018 and SB Components plans to deliver the first units of the PiTalk smartphone starting in March.
PiTalk is the first ever modular smartphone to be developed on the Raspberry Pi. It is compatible with Rapsberry PI zero , Pi 2 and Pi 3. Powered by python, the Pi Talk comes packed with a 3G module for blazing fast voice and data communication. With the PiTalk, you can do anything a normal phone can, and much more. With it’s hardware designed with compatibility and modularity in mind, the PiTalk can be used with your own hardware or with your own specifications.
Can you make your smartphone’s display bigger or smaller without having to buy a bigger or a smaller smartphone? With the PiTalk you can !!! Just plug in a different display and voila !!! Ever buy a smartphone and feel that it’s camera still leaves something to be desired? With the PiTalk you can easily plug-in a better camera WITHOUT having to buy a new shield !!! Ever felt that the built-in audio of your smartphone is not crisp, or the bass isn’t just what it should be? With the PiTalk you can easily plug-in ANY speaker available in the market that suits your needs !!!
Ever felt that the built-in OS of your smartphone is pretty much basic and you want to customize it but the options available aren’t good enough? And the process of jailbreaking or ‘rooting’ is pretty much daunting or lengthy ? Well with our easy to use library in Python you can change pretty much EVERY aspect of the phone with editing just a few lines of code. And for all the geeks out there, you can develop your OWN APPS. Yes, with the PiTalk, you can insert your own apps developed on Python to better customize your phone or edit the apps already pre-installed in the software to suit your needs.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about this unique project.