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Tue Aug 21 06:47:28 CEST 2007
Yup, all that is true. If there is a market for it, someone might be
willing to create some kind of receiver add on.
But I'd don't think an FM receiver would be a bad idea. While many of
us here turn to cds or music files for music, its still useful for
news and information. New media formats have more or less replaced
their predessors in the US, but in traveling, its not that way yet in
many countries. In Indonesia, its easier to buy a cassette than a CD
On 8/18/07, Harald Welte <laforge at openmoko.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 01:45:12PM +0530, Ashok Kumar wrote:
> > Any plans of adding it in future?
> not really. It's still somewhat of a strange conception to me why
> peopel would be interested in listening to hours and hours of crappy
> commercials interrupted with one or two (mostly crappy, too) songs in
> between, if they have a choice to listen to their collection of .ogg
> (and patent-encumbered .mp3) files.
> Also, I currently don't know what effects this has on things like FCC
> Furthermore, some countries have some kind of levy-based scheme for
> funding the public broadcasting companies. This means that they would
> have to pay extra money for a device that has FM radio capabilities.
> - Harald Welte <laforge at openmoko.org> http://openmoko.org/
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