Patent controversy or no patent controversy, it appears that Russia's Art Lebedev Studio is pushing
forward with its plans to introduce their new buzz-crazy Optimus
on February 1st. They're a little oblique about what exactly they're introducing -- their site now says
"Good Things Come in Small Packages -- February 1, 2006". To jog your memory, the Optimus is that keyboard
where each key has a customizable mini OLED display that allows you to tailor the layout -- with color graphics, if
you'd like -- so that it's optimized for use with different applications. Still not entirely sure that they'll be able
to pull it off (at a price that real people can afford), but we'll have our credit cards primed on February 1st.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this one in]