WHY did so many of you BACK THIS??

  • Published on Jan 10, 2019
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  • o0julek0o
    o0julek0o 22 days ago

    Why? Because there's plenty of us who don't care about how 'slick' and 'sexy' a device is. We want functionality, and this is purely that.

  • Agent VX
    Agent VX 26 days ago

    A better question is "why the fuck did it take so long for someone to try this?"

  • ユーネポ / Yuunepo

    the title... ugh

  • Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin
    Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin 4 months ago

    The VERY FIRST thing I would do if I ever have the chance of owning this device albeit the first Gemini PDA or the later Cosmo Communicator is to completely remove Android. Phones like this doesn't deserve such OS, just give me proper Linux.

  • Moomoo Tata
    Moomoo Tata 5 months ago

    i wish more physical qwerty keyboards were on the Market

  • LynxenX
    LynxenX 5 months ago

    Jesus LTT stop with the fucking clickbait titles. We already want to watch your videos, you dont need to try to dupe us into clicking for god sake.

  • jeremyjw
    jeremyjw 5 months ago

    a pocket computer that makes phone calls

  • escapetomars
    escapetomars 5 months ago

    It's so ugly... no matter what it does, it looks like nokia from 1998.

  • bluF0X
    bluF0X 5 months ago

    Where’s *L I N U S ?*

  • pingpong1138
    pingpong1138 5 months ago

    I actually kinda want this for my next phone :thinking:

  • Kazuhiro Yasei
    Kazuhiro Yasei 5 months ago


  • Zack Tyler
    Zack Tyler 5 months ago

    Full physical keyboard coming back to smart phones? Yes please.

  • Skikes
    Skikes 5 months ago


  • R2D2
    R2D2 5 months ago

    Did colton come up with this title?

  • chazzer666
    chazzer666 5 months ago

    Back what?

    • chazzer666
      chazzer666 4 months ago

      @Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin I meant the clickbait title

    • Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin
      Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin 4 months ago

      Backing this phone. It's an Indiegogo project.

  • PurpleSfinx
    PurpleSfinx 5 months ago

    Video would've been okay if it wasn't for the clickbait title

  • Evil bred
    Evil bred 6 months ago

    Looks like a fucking joke. Who spent money developing that monstrosity?

  • gazzacroy
    gazzacroy 6 months ago

    umm psion5mx looking don't you think??

  • Jonah Scapelliti
    Jonah Scapelliti 6 months ago

    That looks like the future if I saw that in 2000. But, I actually really enjoy this concept, I hope this idea gets fleshed out in to something that doesn't look like that. I mean, if we want a very good small touch screen UI as a base, look at what we're doing now with smart watches.
    Though if we could get back slide keyboards as well I would not complain. I know it's been played around with, but I want a GOOD phone keyboard.

  • Tomer Sharon
    Tomer Sharon 6 months ago +1

    שלום גם לך

  • Sander Alphen
    Sander Alphen 6 months ago

    Oookeee. But I like that it does not matter how you hold the phone, if it works good. The rest sounds crapy.

  • Evan Johnston
    Evan Johnston 6 months ago

    Cosmo Communicator does not have a dBrand Grip case, seems like a missed opprtunity.

  • Lee Kevin
    Lee Kevin 6 months ago


  • Ky Fisher
    Ky Fisher 6 months ago

    it's 2019 why is the bezel so big?

  • ilovefunnyamv2nd
    ilovefunnyamv2nd 6 months ago

    This really makes me miss my old galaxy appeal (huh, guess i was always team samsung) loved that slide out keyboard. This looks too big for thumb typing though, kinda dissapointing, but its basically a command station, right?

  • Jon Gibbs
    Jon Gibbs 6 months ago

    A thinner Nokia N97 running Android would be a beast

  • Aerial Germs
    Aerial Germs 6 months ago

    I didn't know this guy could talk, i've only seen him doing creepy faces in LTT vids

  • Daniel Dulu
    Daniel Dulu 6 months ago

    I would so get that phone. I loved my motorola with the sliding full keyboard.

  • Guy Manley
    Guy Manley 6 months ago

    Yo I totally want this. Having a fully keyboard was my initial reason for going with Android.

  • FarmYard Gaming
    FarmYard Gaming 6 months ago +1

    I fronted it.

  • musclesdude
    musclesdude 6 months ago

    Look at this, they basicly ripped off the keyboard from an old product, the Psion 5MX thexvid.com/video/7GT6btDTb7w/video.html

  • Axel230
    Axel230 6 months ago

    DO WANT!!!

  • nazsoryu
    nazsoryu 6 months ago

    I like it

  • Blaze O'Glory
    Blaze O'Glory 6 months ago +1

    I need this in my life.

  • Jacques B
    Jacques B 6 months ago

    brings back memories of my old nokia 9000?

  • David Henri
    David Henri 6 months ago

    Unsubscribed for wasting my time

  • John Leitch
    John Leitch 6 months ago

    Reminds me of a Nokia N97. No need for a design like this, just make a detachable keyboard for people that need it

  • lostaerie
    lostaerie 6 months ago

    this will be great for games

  • Mastufaqu
    Mastufaqu 6 months ago

    I dont have issue with the titles, Linus been doing this forever, BUT they do make knowing what the device is harder, and they make searching for the video a lot harder in the future.

  • Justin Lee
    Justin Lee 6 months ago


  • Santa Clause
    Santa Clause 6 months ago

    With this product I feel like they designed it poorly. 1st ok it has stereo sound, BUT ITS SHOOTING OUT THE SIDE... WHY?!? It has huge bezels why is it on the sides do they not realize sound is directional especially higher tones?
    Second, I feel like they missed an opportunity to make it a gaming device because they could fit on that keyboard a Lenovo style solution that would act as joysticks and they could add on atleast 2 bumpers for triggers.
    A large phone that's designed like that might be something a gamer would put up with as it has a large battery and full keyboard as well.

  • Feels
    Feels 6 months ago

    Wow I want that

  • Lanka Cajan
    Lanka Cajan 6 months ago

    At my second or third "smart phone" now. Frankly I still hate typing on touch screen. Without the guestimation of what I'm typing I'd never touch another phone. So I can see why people would like to have actual things to press to make the device produce letters. Form of that thing is hideous, but then again one of my previous phones was the Motorola one with visible screws etc.. In any case I'm happy that people keep the idea of phone with sliding keyboard a thing until I can afford one, and there'll in future be something that doesn't look shite. ^^

  • GOGOgomes
    GOGOgomes 6 months ago

    Why TheXvid keeps resuggesting vídeos that i allready Saw It

  • Mathew DiGennaro
    Mathew DiGennaro 6 months ago

    Downvoted for title, not content

  • MaX Falstein
    MaX Falstein 6 months ago

    That looks like something I need to put the Android Open Pwn Project on.

  • n00baTr00pa
    n00baTr00pa 6 months ago

    It looks so 2004 though.

  • Dan Gingerich
    Dan Gingerich 6 months ago

    I'd love a real keyboard. My fingers are too thick for onscreen keyboards. The stupid thing keeps detecting the wrong keys. I wind up having to type with my pinkies sometimes, but most of the time I type with my index finger. My thumbs are completely out of the question. With a keyboard like that, I'd be set.

  • Vampyr Gaming
    Vampyr Gaming 6 months ago

    This isnt linus

  • K F
    K F 6 months ago

    Good video, but I think the title went too far towards the clickbait side of the spectrum. Maybe I missed it but was this even crowd sourced? Doesn't make sense.

  • Via Moon
    Via Moon 6 months ago

    I actually want this.... Nostalgia i guess

  • Duffimus Prime
    Duffimus Prime 6 months ago

    I'd buy it!

  • Simon Klein
    Simon Klein 6 months ago

    never heard of GPD WIn 2?

  • OutmatchedOutlaw
    OutmatchedOutlaw 6 months ago

    Play pubg mobile on this with a USB-C mouse

  • Eric Roberts
    Eric Roberts 6 months ago

    Clickbait titles when Linus isn't hosting.... Bring this sh*t back in line!!

  • siclucealucks
    siclucealucks 6 months ago

    WHY did so many of you CLICK ON THIS???

  • Berton
    Berton 6 months ago

    Clickbait titles are becoming annoying

  • Mario Brian Vallecer
    Mario Brian Vallecer 6 months ago

    Reminds me of my old phone the Nokia Communicator.

  • kedwardsTWO
    kedwardsTWO 6 months ago

    Downvote for clickbait title

  • ninjaman5j5
    ninjaman5j5 6 months ago

    I see a fair few complaints about click bait titles, and this one is certianly not good but you have to realise, how many other people are releasing videos about CES right now. LTT does need to maintain a certain amount of views to keep the sponsors coming in and the money to support the editing staff to do this kind of stuff. and honestly, I would like to see you come up with a better title.

  • IraQ Nid
    IraQ Nid 6 months ago

    It reminds me of a pairing of the first smart phone "Simon" and a PalmTop class sub-note computer. But with a helluva lot more oomph :)
    Running windows on this would be crazy cool. Next Windows "phone"?

  • dont make me change my name

    More clickbait

  • George Indestructible
    George Indestructible 6 months ago

    "Linus proof impact protection" oahahahahha xD xD xD

  • hartmeyer01
    hartmeyer01 6 months ago

    THESE pretzels are MAKING me THIRSTY

  • bepis
    bepis 6 months ago +1

    LTT out here thinking I HAVE MONEY

  • Chris Marlo
    Chris Marlo 6 months ago

    Your not Linus

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 6 months ago

    WHY did so many of your videos GET LETTERBOXED??

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 6 months ago

    Holy shit, it's a modern LG nV. I think I want this.

  • A W
    A W 6 months ago

    > OLED
    > battery drain

  • ShallowDepression
    ShallowDepression 6 months ago +2

    As it annoys everybody else, more clickbait titles pretty please guys :)

  • Igor Schmidlapp
    Igor Schmidlapp 6 months ago

    I think this title was meant to go to a video about LTT... ;-P

  • Bolling Holt
    Bolling Holt 6 months ago


  • Great Value Bleach
    Great Value Bleach 6 months ago

    yet another сrар-droid which will be unsupported in a few years.

  • henry the ounce
    henry the ounce 6 months ago

    Looks errrr... Good.

  • Majora Boy
    Majora Boy 6 months ago

    The iPad Pro 11 inch can replace a laptop
    Check out my review on this subject

  • User100
    User100 6 months ago

    Great job James! :)

  • Igor Schmidlapp
    Igor Schmidlapp 6 months ago

    Nobody cares how "irked" you are...

  • Igor Schmidlapp
    Igor Schmidlapp 6 months ago

    Actually, it's an on-call IT tech support person's dream device...

  • Dan Outdoors
    Dan Outdoors 6 months ago

    I know retro is in but my god it's ugly

  • lvcsslacker
    lvcsslacker 6 months ago

    neat... i like this idea

  • Zayfod
    Zayfod 6 months ago

    Because we remember Psion PDAs from back in the 90s, and Planet Computers are made up of former Psion engineers.

  • Harvey Brooks
    Harvey Brooks 6 months ago

    So many greasy screens at CES, yuck!

  • Catra Valentine
    Catra Valentine 6 months ago

    I'm around for quite a while Linus & Team: but! The advertising has gotten out of hand. So much, that I DEFINETLY will never buy anything from DBRAND or whatnot, because I'm annoyed as fuck.
    Sure, you need to do this to pay your team - I get that + you're not the only channel annoying ppl like that - BUT... you post so many videos and it's safe to say that I'm not the only one watching multiple vids of yours and hearing at the START as well as in the END some blaring advert like: "HEY WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW IS... FUCK UP HAS YOU COVERED!!!!!!!!' 'YOU KNWO WHAT'S COOL?! THIS THING HERE!!!!!!!' and stuff like 'YOU KNOW SQUAREFUCK HAS AAAAAALLL THE THINGS YOU NEED' plus 'LEAR NEW WAYS TO ANNOY PPL AT SKILLSHARE!!!'
    Stuff like that. It's PITA to watch videos at the moment. Be creative about it, god dammmit! -_-

    • Catra Valentine
      Catra Valentine 6 months ago

      While you're doing so many vids, I bet there are better ways than scream out of my speakers at the beginning AND the end of EVERY vid!
      I try to skip those sections, but since - like this vid - the ad cries out loud from the get go, I had no chance to avoid it.

    KOTYAR0 6 months ago

    Honestly, I'm tired af of all these bezelless glass not reliable toys smartphones.
    What I want is amicrocontroller (as powerful as a PC of the mid-90s), with a mechanical keyboard, a small screen, a lens from a full-fledged camera, on which one you are not afraid to accidentally sit on, with cozy community writing modules for thia thing. The inter-nerd thing.
    Not to like cancerous vidos with falling cats, to tuck up your pants and go to Starbucks for a smoothie, but to read the work mail and answer it with a big keyboard, check work schedules sometimes, stick a flash drive with openstreetmap in it to see maps.
    And the battery which lasts more than a freaking day.
    I'm tired of all these stupid marketology innovations. I hope to see first Mototrola Milestone brought back, and it's not gonna happen.

  • Wip3ou7
    Wip3ou7 6 months ago

    Whoa the keys are like keyboard keys not little cellphone buttons... best. Palmtop computing making a comeback?

  • Djayk
    Djayk 6 months ago

    It has linus proof "what they actually wrote this lol"

  • TheNickH3X
    TheNickH3X 6 months ago

    fire whoever is posting with clickbait titles plz

  • nicholas walters
    nicholas walters 6 months ago

    Sooo Where is the Windows Version? it would be so cool it it was running windows. A windows version would be a proper work phone.

  • Karl Smith
    Karl Smith 6 months ago

    It might be a silly concept but... it’s kind of a very appealing one! I looked at the original and it just seems a bit pricey.. but it is something I would look into.

  • Lemon :0
    Lemon :0 6 months ago

    whats wrong with people backing this? it looks pretty neat?

  • That guy Jayce
    That guy Jayce 6 months ago

    How much will the phone be?

  • Elias Penkkimäki
    Elias Penkkimäki 6 months ago

    Your title could be a lot better for this.

  • cyphre
    cyphre 6 months ago

    All that space and they put the speakers on the side. Even if they couldn't use the bezel space inside, they still should've added stereo speakers pointing towards the person when its open.

  • TheFirstNobody
    TheFirstNobody 6 months ago

    I would rather have my old Samsung Character R640

  • atomiclemon77
    atomiclemon77 6 months ago

    That is mega ugly. lmao.

  • shawnieyang
    shawnieyang 6 months ago

    too bad actual bricks look better

  • my name jeff
    my name jeff 6 months ago

    Amazing video

  • gameflux
    gameflux 6 months ago

    No thank you !

  • Pasha Defragzor
    Pasha Defragzor 6 months ago

    Keyboard looks horrible, bad taste

  • Jeroen Lodder
    Jeroen Lodder 6 months ago

    Psion comes to mind