I was wondering if it would be practical to make a Bluetooth pairing device for a smartphone, that operates like a flip phone, and can dial out, hang up, and act as an intermediary between the phone and the speaker. Mostly because a lot of the people I know with NEW phones are having trouble dealing with the swipe to answer call and such, and just want to be able to pick up and dial calls without having to poke a touchscreen. (I know a lot of old people.)
Anyway, would the Raspberry Pi be the ideal base to start out with on this sort of project, or could I hack something together with even less overhead. Also, is there a way to replace the audio port with a combination jack solution for input or output (I know, FAQ) or kitbash the GPIO ports into a microphone, since it would only need one USB port if I could use a miniature bluetooth module.