Art.Lebedev not ending the Optimus line with its current production keyboard

Today Artemy himself said on his LiveJournal that they are moving forward with the idea behind the Optimus keyboard. But for seemingly sheer cost related issues they are passing on the 100+ OLED screens.

Instead they are working on a model that uses one giant display and is touch sensitive I presume. They said they should start production on the model late this year or early next.

Currently they are working with a design based on a TFT display, which they hope to move to production and sell for $800 or less. Furthermore, looking even more to the future, they are talking about making an E-Paper based wireless model that I presume would be even cheaper, but slightly less cool. They are also working on a new Mini as well.

[via Artemy's LJ]