Idea: Wake me during light sleep

Igor Foox igorfoox at
Tue Mar 13 14:58:43 CET 2007

On 12-Mar-07, at 11:53 AM, Ian Stirling wrote:

> Dean Collins wrote:
>> Hey guys, you're missing the point. You need to stop thinking of the
>> openmoko  device being a standalone unit, you are always connected to
>> your pc when in mobile phone coverage. Just use your gprs data link.
>> Start thinking of the Neo as a portable 'viewer' to applications  
>> running
>> on standalone servers then you'll start seeing location is  
>> irrelevant.
> No, it's not.
> Absolutely not.
> No way.
> With most UK contracts and pay to talk deals, I get a whole  
> megabyte a month free!
> I need to pay around $80(US) per month or so for unlimited GPRS data.
> The cheapest 'pay as you go' sort of data tarrifs are around $6/ 
> meg, and that requires a contract.
> And in many buildings, I don't get a signal.
> If it possibly can be done, applications should live on the phone,  
> perhaps 'growing' if they can get connectivity.
> Connectivity can be anything from GPRS, to SMS, to walking by a  
> wifi access point that you have access to, to USB-net.

Having just looked up rates by Canadian providers, I can say that the  
situation here is not any better. Rates are ludicrous at best. So  
having all the applications reliant on a constantly available net  
connection will make them unusable by a lot of people.


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