Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear. Do I hear the noise of thousands of geek wallets snapping shut? Yes, friends and twinkly loved-ones, Optimus have announced (ahead of schedule, mind) pre-order prices for their 103 screen-key keyboard. After the news that the keys will not, at least at first, be colour, now comes the jaw-dropping revelation that it’ll cost $1,200 come December 12th. The pre-ordered keyboards, limited in number to 103, will be delivered May 2007; they then hope to have a second pre-order phase at the $1000 mark, for delivery in September 2007.
Considering this was introduced as coming in at “similar to the price of a high-end cellphone”, this is a disappointment. Is anybody considering putting in an order? And just what “greater price” will the colour screen keyboard command?
More! More! [Optimus Project Blog]