[maemo-users] 3G dongle connected to N900?

From: kate.alhola at nokia.com kate.alhola at nokia.com
Date: Mon Mar 8 20:26:21 EET 2010
>From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org [maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org] On Behalf Of ext Xavier Bestel [xavier.bestel at free.fr]
>Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 4:38 PM
>To: Klaus Rotter
>Cc: maemo-users at maemo.org
>Subject: Re: 3G dongle connected to N900?
>On Mon, 2010-03-08 at 10:31 +0100, Klaus Rotter wrote:
>> Am 07.03.2010 02:07, schrieb Peter Flynn:
>> > Jan Knutar wrote:
>> >> N900 does not have USB Host Mode, so no.
>> >
>> > You're kidding? Did they not learn from the N800 at all?
>> The problem is to use the USB port as a plug in for the charger/ac
>> adapter. On the N8x0, there was a separate input for the charger. All
>> new cellular phones in the EU must have a micro USB port as a connector
>> for an ac adapter (in the future). There are some problems to use the
>> USB port both as power input and also power output (required in host
>> mode). And yes, I really want a USB host mode, too.

Some problems don't mean impossible. It may not be possible within specs with
integrated circuits used in N900 but it does not maen that it can't be never done

>IIRC it's forbidden by the USB spec. Also the spec says you can't have
>OTG and more than one USB connector.
>So basically the Euro spec forbids host mode on phones.

Not absolutely, it may be difficult but not impossible.

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