Several suggestions/observations/questions... I think that I may be too late, but....
Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa
ildefonso.camargo at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 17:02:32 CET 2007
The thing is:
Even some of the cheapest moviles now include a camera, I think that
the lack of it will make you lose sells.
On 1/24/07, Gervais Mulongoy <gervais.mulongoy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am pretty sure that 2nd and 3rd generation OpenMokos will have cameras and
> WiFi. At this point, I care more for a phone that will work as advertised.
> And for a long enough trial period to work at the biggest bugs. Let's help
> getting OpenMoko stable and useful so even my grandma can use it. Then let's
> make sure it is fast. Only then should be start adding extras. Taking things
> slower will also give everyone time to research and develop good ideas that
> can be implemented in the future generations.
> On 1/23/07, Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa <ildefonso.camargo at gmail.com>
> > Hi!
> > I'm really new to this project, I just saw it today. I would
> > contributed with lots of ideas and designs (I'm an electronic
> > engineer), but I think I'm a little late.
> > I have read, very little, in the list, and I would like to ask this
> > 1. I don't understand why use a "propietary" GPS daemon, most GPS
> > support the NMEA-0183 protocol, which is "text". I read that you are
> > using "Global Locate AGPS", I know why: indoor GPS, and that's great!
> > (and usefull), but my question comes: will it provide NMEA-0183
> > messages... you know, for us to use gpsdrive or something like that.
> > I hate phones wich says to have "GPS", and when you want to see your
> > location, you just can't!
> > Another question on this: has you seen the GPS modules from navman?,
> > like this one:
> > (jupiter 32)
> > It works indoor, and it supports NMEA-082, which would free us from
> > "propietary" whatever.
> > 2. Why does the phone doesn't include a camera? I would use some
> > "camera-on-chip" from OmniVision ( www.ovt.com), or Micron
> > (www.micron.com). They seem fairly easy to use. I have already
> > contacted OmniVision just to see if they have any problem with us
> > implementing the "interface" in an open source project. I would like
> > to see this thing, not with any camera, but with at least 1.3Mpixels,
> > I have seen the "nokia 6265", with its 2Mpixels camera, and it's
> > great... but it is REALLY slow when it comes to micro-SD memory
> > access.
> > 3. Ok, I will grant the "wifi" issue to "low power"... but, why not
> > EDGE?, why just GPRS?... I think I know the answer: price, but: is the
> > difference so large?.
> > Anyway, I followed a previous "open source" hardware device, which
> > finally died (agenda VR3), and it died because they ignored a lot of
> > "features" that they could add (in the case of the agenda, the
> > USB-host, or memory expansion port).
> > About WiFi...... I'll investigate, because I wouldn't mind my phone
> > "eating" the battery like a hungry beast, but only "when" I enable the
> > WiFi, but you need to be able to disable it. Another option would be
> > USB-host.... but that's just too much for a phone (I think).... mmm ,
> > one could use some "micro" connector and a cable.... no.. .never mind.
> > I'm really happy to see this project emerging, I hope it is a success,
> > c-ya!
> > Ildefonso Camargo
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