Sean's speech at ESC about making a 3G device
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at rasterman.com
Fri Apr 3 03:11:26 CEST 2009
On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 09:05:06 +0800 "W.Kenworthy" <billk at iinet.net.au> said:
> 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 1407.org>
> > said:
> > > On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 06:13:36PM +0100, Justyn Butler wrote:
> > > > 2009/4/2 Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at 1407.org>:
> > 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 ...
sure. this also makes it more expensive to produce, larger and more likely to
fail. (phones get abused badly - dropped and so on. anything that is plugged
will have a big chance of coming loose in these events). if you are willing to
accept a phone more the size of an n800 (no longer fits nicely in a pocket)...
t might be doable...
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