Idea: Wake me during light sleep
igorfoox at gmail.com
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
>> on standalone servers then you'll start seeing location is
> 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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