[maemo-users] Nokia NXXX With A Phone!

From: A J Thew aj.thew at gmail.com
Date: Sun Jan 27 23:52:10 EET 2008
On 25/01/2008, Steve Yelvington <steve at yelvington.com> wrote:
> Since adding GSM capability would bulk up the basic unit, it seems that
> perhaps an external GSM enabler would be a good move. Connect via
> Bluetooth. Maybe even make it work as a speaker/mike, so I don't have to
> wave the Internet tablet around in the air to use the phone. It might
> look like this:
> http://www.nokiahowto.com/link?cid=EDITORIAL_217558
> 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
> phone, a foldup keyboard and I'm contemplating a tiny GPS receiver, all
> communicating via Bluetooth. Each is optimized for its purpose and I
> only carry that parts that I want at the moment. The downside is that I
> have a lot of parts.
> The iPhone owner has a different set of compromises to make; the virtual
> keyboard sucks, the GPS-like GSM tower triangulation is interesting but
> inaccurate, and as a phone it's not nearly as rugged and pocketable as
> my clamshell. And it's a closed system.
> I'd be more than happy to see Nokia offer an all-in-one device but I
> sure would prefer to continue to be offered the choice.


As a 770 owner (maybe future n810 owner), it's a data device not a phone... if
I need non wifi that's the phone's job.... last time I looked Linux
was pretty open
unlike "MacOS" on the iPhone and this is the reason why I think it will not have
GSM/3G of its own...
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