Wifi again

Mike Hodson mystica at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 13:07:32 CET 2007

On 2/17/07, t3st3r <t3st3r at mail.ru> wrote:
> Sounds like a joke. Can you imagine someone using this solution? Except
> very few (most hardcore) geeks on the planet. Let's remember: mobile
> phone is a PORTABLE device. Bunch of wires from USB hub + hub + usb
> adapter will at least make this thingie hardly usable as, er... phone.
> P.S. As for me, I'm still do not understand, why there is no WI-FI built
> in. This is a BIG hardware design mistake IMHO. Linux without network is
> something like North Pole without snow. And the only somehow popular
> networking in public places is WI-FI.
> [rest is deleted]

This is not a joke, this is a limitation in the production environment
and time needed to come out with a working product.  Please, PLEASE
remember, that the first Neo1973 that comes out IS FOR DEVELOPERS.
You can help write the applications to work with wifi, if you wanted
to. Then, when a production model for CONSUMERS comes out, I can
almost guarantee wifi will be part of the equation, due to mass
acceptance. Also, as I have pointed out, among others, there will be
another -5- more devices coming out based on the OpenMoko platform,
which will expand into devices not strictly phones, but possibly other
wonderful and interesting things.  Only time will tell what these 5
more devices will be :)

Please, for now wait for a production and consumer mass market device
before you start expecting things to happen. As an interim solution,
you may wish to explore the possibility of bluetooth PAN networking;
many companies who have historically made WiFi access points now make
Bluetooth access points, for you to use at home.  This will allow you
to have internet access at least while you are home without using any

Kind regards, Mike

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