[maemo-users] Nokia NXXX With A Phone!

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Fri Jan 25 14:34:05 EET 2008

I agree that bluetooth tethering is a great solution/workaround to the 
need to sometimes use the N8XX as a voice communications device. The 
problem I have is that when I have bluetooth + CDMA/EVDO turn on on my 
mobile phone, it runs down the battery very quickly. I

 would like to see Nokia (or some supplier) come out with a stand alone 
EVDO/Bluetooth radio with very looooooooooooooong battery life and 
supply it to the US EVDO mobile service providers (Sprint, Verizon, 
Alltell, etc) for sale to their customers. Since these mobile service 
providers already sell evdo/data plans along with cardbus evdo modems, 
they should not have a problem with a stand alone device such as I am 

By the way, the fact that the NXX do not have CDMA or GSM mobile phone 
capability does not prevent the LETS Talk www site from marketing the 
N800 has a mobile phone. Here is the url to the www page at their www 
site where they do just that:


If you visit that www page you will see that they refer to the N800 as a

    "Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Cell Phone"

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

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Gary wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Steve Yelvington wrote:
>> There are compromises to be made whether you take the integrated route
>> (a la iPhone) or the component route (a la Nokia). I have an N800, a
> The great thing about bluetooth tethering is that you can switch carriers 
> and not have to replace your tethered device at the same time. Integrating 
> a phone (and the wireless telephony it's tied to, CDMA, GSM, etc.) would 
> be a bad idea and considering the business they're in, Nokia would have 
> probably done this in the first place if they'd thought it would work. As 
> it stands, I can't envision them adding anything but WiMAX or its 
> successor in the future.
> -Gary
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