FM Radio

Shawn Rutledge shawn.t.rutledge at
Thu Aug 23 20:46:03 CEST 2007

DAB is only in Europe right?

How about if the phone had an expansion connector, next to some cavity
that isn't already filled with something (I hear there are some of
those, internally), and you could add modules as you please.  The
connector would need to have a few GPIO connections to the main
processor and/or some serial bus that happens to be available, plus an
audio connection to the mixer.  Third parties could make boards for
FM, DAB and the like.  Other options would be more radios like Zigbee
or NFC, or other kinds of sensors (a better accelerometer, compass,
temperature/humidity, whatever).

On 8/23/07, Tilman Baumann <tilman at> wrote:
> Giles Jones wrote:
> > Ian Stirling <OpenMoko at> wrote :
> >
> >> It's valuable if it's very cheap or free.
> >
> > But it's another chip on the already large board.
> Agree
> > DAB radios are more useful given the number of extra channels.
> Agree.
> Definitely more geekish. :)
> > There's no end of features you could implement, mobile TV would be another feature now that the EU have standardised on a format.
> A DAB receiver could also supply you with DMB data. Which would be for
> example video compressed for mobile use...
> DMB is DAB with oder codecs used in the data streams.
> But i would not say radio or mobile video would be in any a important
> feature.
> I just liked to add this information without valueing the idea of a
> radio in such device. :)
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