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Old September 20 2008, 08:00 AM   #31
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Re: Art Asylum/Diamond Select Tricorder delay

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i'm sure this has been discussed at some point...but why haven't we got a TOS style cell phone?
I think that might cause a giant nerd-gasm the likes of which the Earth has never seen. Seriously though, I don't think it'd be practical to carry around in a pocket - it seems just a little too big compared to today's cell phones.
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Old September 20 2008, 08:34 AM   #32
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It's practically the same size as my EnV, although I don't have a TOS communicator for reference. And they'd have to mess with the design to get the keypad, display and all that in there.
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Old September 20 2008, 08:35 AM   #33
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Praetor_Shinzon wrote: View Post
i'm sure this has been discussed at some point...but why haven't we got a TOS style cell phone?
I think that might cause a giant nerd-gasm the likes of which the Earth has never seen. Seriously though, I don't think it'd be practical to carry around in a pocket - it seems just a little too big compared to today's cell phones.
an exact replica would be too big, i agree. i have a small LG (not sure which model exactly) flip top. one of my friends was saying how he hates the flip model and likes a slide or rocker type. i told him i just imagine being Kirk when i get a call or text.
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Old September 20 2008, 01:12 PM   #34
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What the heck's with Fahrenheit?
Just thinking that - weird choice. Trek's always used Celsius to my immediate recollection.
Kelvin would make most sense though, for a scientific scanning device.
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Old September 20 2008, 11:09 PM   #35
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TOS generally stated temperatures in Fahrenheit because it's made for an American audience, and we still go by that scale, despite the best efforts of the rest of the world to force us onto the metric system and Celsius temp measurements.

I think it's a trait we inherited from the British (ask a Brit about the last time the continent tried to make them drive on the right side of the road).
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Old September 21 2008, 02:24 AM   #36
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You can buy some modified TOS comms on ebay that have cell phone guts put in them if you really want a TOS comm cell phone.
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Old September 21 2008, 03:02 AM   #37
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Anyone remember when the company Sona announced in 2005 that it was making a Star Trek TOS communicator styled cell phone?
Fans reactions were mixed as it had a lot of TNG screen designs within it though the shell and all looked pretty much like a TOS model.
Too bad they bailed on it right before it went to market as I think it still would have been cool.
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