Mass Storage For Phones

Robert Michel openmoko at
Wed Jan 31 13:15:28 CET 2007

Salve Jeroen!

Nice link/product :)

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:

> From slashdot
> (
This Links to wired articel with the info for 10GB Pricing may start at
about $150.

Can somebody convert the size in mm?
  "DAVE-based products will be about the size of a
     credit card and less than half and inch thick"
I do not understand  "less than half and inch"

Forums feedback:
 - stupid to have another device to be recharged..
 - flash is better

Storing data on hdds is and will be cheaper for a while,
so a combination of flash and micro hdd is not bad.

Quick search gave me:
  12 GB - 40mm x 30mm x 3.5 mm hard drive weighs in at a negligible 10.5
grams [...]
  The Dragon Series drive is available in volume quantities in Q3. List
  price is $85 per unit in quantities of 10,000 per year.

But comparing this $85 with the price of every other component in the
Neo1973 makes clear, that it is not only the matter of size why it is
not so likly to have such a hdd included in a smartphone.

So having a Bluetooth solution is smart because it could be sold to
many different users, so it will have a highter quantity then just
a special smartphone.

And by beeing an second device, it is a little more flexible that it
is a fileserver for multiple user.

Dave: Software to hook the drives up to cellphones has already been
      produced for J2ME, BREW, Windows Mobile, Symbian and XCCC. Palm
      compatibility is forthcoming. The platform is open source, which
      meansanyone will be able to create new apps on their system of

On their system... not on Dave - so the idea for multiple user and
securty could be points against Dave.

And does somebody know how much power costs to transfer 1MB via

The alternative to Dave would be an USB memory drive device.

But it is good that the Neo1973 v1 has Bluetooth :))))))
That is great!



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