Optimus 103 LED displays begin production

By Justin Mann on February 8, 2007, 3:12 PM
Every few months, a new blurb from Optimus comes out, always full of promises. Lately, we've been informed that the company has put their OLED Displays for the Optimus 103 into production, which is just one step away from distribution and retail sales. If this is accurate and things go well for them, the long-awaited Optimus 103 keyboard might be out later this year:

”... We’ve chosen one manufacturer who will start producing OLEDs in January 2007,” Mr. Lebedev said back in December. On the 5th of February the studio chief said that they OLED screens have went into production and, considering production cycle of 8 to 10 weeks, the company will have them in April.
More manufacturing has to be done, including the keyboard chassis itself and its keys. They still are not giving any release dates and are shying away from price estimates.

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buttus said:
Wow. Watching this Optimus keyboard finally nearing the end of it's terribly long development is much akin to the release of the iPhone....or Microsoft Vista....or water boiling.I admit that I have been very interested in this product for years now. OLED keys each of which can be individually lit and customized to suit various templates simply is hard to resist. But can anyone else tell me how many years we have been hearing about this now? It's a frickin' keyboard for heavens sake and yet it has taken entirely too long to develop let alone retain some measure of excitement for.I'll add this to the long list of dissapointments including Daikatana, Duke Nukem Forever, S.T.A.L.K.E.R and the list goes on.
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