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dhns
post Mar 24 2008, 06:49 AM
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I was offered recently a small and nice Linux PDA Phone. It has a 2.4 QVGA touchscreen, Quadband GSM, Bluetooth, Camera and runs Qtopia Phone Edition. Some experimentation has shown that it is possible to ftp/telnet into the device. And, it weights just 90g and is only approx. 2/3 of the size of the Neo 1973 although the display isn't much smaller. What do you think I should do?

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Edit: some photos are shown here: http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showto...st&p=175686
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post Mar 25 2008, 05:00 AM
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Nowadays, for a mobile equipment, I find it more useful to have 3-3.5G connectivity than even wifi.

3/3.5G vs Wifi
- always available, for wifi you need to be close to a hotspot and you cannot move
- everyday new flat-rate operators are coming into the play, so it's not that expensive anymore
- 3.5G can be really fast at least fast for web/mail traffic you cannot tell the difference
- wifi: very unsecure, easily anyone can eavesdrop your network traffic, sites you visit, pop3 account info, ...

Of course I don't consider iPhone neither, for the same reasons.
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post Mar 25 2008, 05:08 AM
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QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Mar 25 2008, 02:00 PM) *
Nowadays, for a mobile equipment, I find it more useful to have 3-3.5G connectivity than even wifi.

3/3.5G vs Wifi
- always available, for wifi you need to be close to a hotspot and you cannot move
- everyday new flat-rate operators are coming into the play, so it's not that expensive anymore
- 3.5G can be really fast at least fast for web/mail traffic you cannot tell the difference
- wifi: very unsecure, easily anyone can eavesdrop your network traffic, sites you visit, pop3 account info, ...

Of course I don't consider iPhone neither, for the same reasons.
Ah, I see. Then, I think this device wouldn't be something for you anyway. It has Bluetooth but no WiFi. The display is QVGA and 2.4 inch which is good enough for Opera web browsing (included), but not for heavy downloading. I think you may have to look for a much more powerful device category. But as far as I know there is no open Linux 3G device at the horizon, while this one could be available in a couple of weeks.

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dhns   Letux 380: Small And New Linux (qt) Phone To Come   Mar 24 2008, 06:49 AM
Dromede   Motorola A1200?   Mar 24 2008, 07:23 AM
dhns   QUOTE(Dromede @ Mar 24 2008, 04:23 PM) Mo...   Mar 24 2008, 07:50 AM
canguy247   Mail it to me...   Mar 24 2008, 07:45 AM
dhns   QUOTE(canguy247 @ Mar 24 2008, 04:45 PM) ...   Mar 24 2008, 07:51 AM
zmiq2   no 3G? then you shouldn't consider it ...   Mar 25 2008, 03:02 AM
dhns   QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Mar 25 2008, 12:02 PM) no 3...   Mar 25 2008, 03:05 AM
zmiq2   Nowadays, for a mobile equipment, I find it more u...   Mar 25 2008, 05:00 AM
dhns   QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Mar 25 2008, 02:00 PM) Nowa...   Mar 25 2008, 05:08 AM
zmiq2   Uhm.. I see But if all connectivity I have is blu...   Mar 25 2008, 05:17 AM
dhns   QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Mar 25 2008, 02:17 PM) But ...   Mar 25 2008, 05:23 AM
zmiq2   And for plain phone calls and SMS Linux has no rea...   Mar 25 2008, 08:33 AM
dhns   QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Mar 25 2008, 05:33 PM) And ...   Mar 25 2008, 11:42 AM
dhns   So, here are some photos. What is your impression?...   Mar 26 2008, 12:00 AM
speculatrix   a very interesting device. if you take the battery...   Mar 26 2008, 04:05 PM
dhns   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 27 2008, 01:05 AM...   Mar 26 2008, 11:02 PM
stupkid   On a completely different subject, did you find th...   Mar 27 2008, 09:00 AM
dhns   QUOTE(stupkid @ Mar 27 2008, 06:00 PM) On...   Mar 28 2008, 12:28 PM
dhns   Here, I have two screen photos showing text input ...   Mar 29 2008, 01:09 AM
LinuxGadget   Finish?! And the company is ... SCNR   Mar 29 2008, 06:52 AM
dhns   QUOTE(LinuxGadget @ Mar 29 2008, 03:52 PM...   Mar 29 2008, 08:53 AM
dhns   The device has got a name: Letux 380 Dear all, no...   Mar 31 2008, 09:52 AM
koen   QUOTE(dhns @ Mar 31 2008, 06:52 PM) [*] b...   Apr 1 2008, 01:37 AM
dhns   QUOTE(koen @ Apr 1 2008, 11:37 AM) QUOTE(...   Apr 1 2008, 01:49 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(dhns @ Apr 1 2008, 10:49 AM) 2.4 an...   Apr 1 2008, 02:10 AM
dhns   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 1 2008, 12:10 PM)...   Apr 1 2008, 02:35 AM
speculatrix   the kernel, AIUI, in openmoko is pretty stable. al...   Apr 1 2008, 02:45 AM
dhns   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 1 2008, 12:45 PM)...   Apr 2 2008, 08:52 PM
LinuxGadget   Sorry dhns, i really appreciate your efforts aroun...   Apr 3 2008, 08:58 AM
dhns   QUOTE(LinuxGadget @ Apr 3 2008, 06:58 PM)...   Apr 3 2008, 09:10 AM
HoloVector   QUOTE(dhns @ Apr 2 2008, 11:52 PM) QUOTE(...   Apr 3 2008, 09:46 AM
dhns   QUOTE(dhns @ Mar 31 2008, 07:52 PM) busy...   Apr 2 2008, 08:50 PM
speculatrix   a year or more ago I'd have been very interest...   Mar 31 2008, 01:02 PM
dhns   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 31 2008, 11:02 PM...   Mar 31 2008, 11:01 PM
Jon_J   QUOTE(dhns @ Mar 31 2008, 12:52 PM) [[*] ...   Mar 31 2008, 02:22 PM
koen   Missing in 2.4: * decent powermanagement * decent...   Apr 3 2008, 09:44 AM
speculatrix   OK, one final reason to use kernel >= 2.6.23 ? ...   Apr 8 2008, 12:57 PM
dhns   Generally, I see the benefits of a 2.6.x kernel, b...   Apr 8 2008, 10:02 PM
koen   QUOTE(dhns @ Apr 9 2008, 07:02 AM) The 2....   Apr 8 2008, 11:40 PM
dhns   QUOTE(koen @ Apr 9 2008, 09:40 AM) QUOTE(...   Apr 9 2008, 12:11 AM
koen   QUOTE(dhns @ Apr 9 2008, 09:11 AM) PS: th...   Apr 9 2008, 07:58 AM
dhns   QUOTE(koen @ Apr 9 2008, 05:58 PM) QUOTE(...   Apr 9 2008, 08:17 AM
koen   QUOTE(dhns @ Apr 9 2008, 05:17 PM) QUOTE(...   Apr 10 2008, 12:53 AM
daniel3000   Yes, that's the old discussion... I definitely...   Apr 9 2008, 01:55 AM
dhns   QUOTE(daniel3000 @ Apr 9 2008, 11:55 AM) ...   Apr 9 2008, 03:07 AM
Ragnorok   QUOTE(daniel3000 @ Apr 9 2008, 09:55 AM) ...   Apr 9 2008, 12:02 PM
speculatrix   2.6 is a proven kernel for an embedded mass-market...   Apr 9 2008, 02:22 AM
dhns   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 9 2008, 12:22 PM)...   Apr 9 2008, 03:03 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(dhns @ Apr 9 2008, 12:03 PM) Let...   Apr 9 2008, 04:43 AM


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