Sean's speech at ESC about making a 3G device

W.Kenworthy billk at
Fri Apr 3 03:05:06 CEST 2009

On Fri, 2009-04-03 at 11:10 +1100, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 18:35:58 +0100 Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at> said:
> > On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 06:13:36PM +0100, Justyn Butler wrote:
> > > 2009/4/2 Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at>:
> 3g can be done - just like the 2g on feeerunner - you will talk to a closed
> blob via a defined protocol. just like any chip anywhere. no less free than
> gta02 in that way. BUT yes - you'll pay an extra $200.
Repeating a suggestion someone made months ago - place the gsm chipset
on a (mini) daughterboard and have a cheap option (calypso) and a 3G
option for those who want to pay for it.  Downside is more room inside
the case is likely needed, and extra costs.

Taken further, from a hobyist point of view, having all major systems
(GSM, GPS, WiFi, ...) pluggable would be a great idea ...

Dream on ...

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