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

kimaidou kimaidou at
Fri Apr 3 10:01:40 CEST 2009


There are a lot of small usb convertissers :

I use them with my Keyboard and usb stick, and it workds well

Could someone give some link to working 3G usb dongles ?


2009/4/3 Sander <openmoko at>

> Justyn Butler wrote (ao):
> > 2009/4/2 Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at>:
> > > I bought the OpenMoko to get a more Free Software phone, not one that
> > > gets less and less Free as new devices come up :)
> >
> > Well due to the expense it is clear that no 3G device is going to be
> > Openmoko's main phone for a long time. No one is going to stop anyone
> > buying a non-3G Openmoko phone.
> >
> > What this is suggesting, I suppose, is a 3G derivative if there was
> > serious demand (or should I say, concrete demand in the form of a
> > large order. I personally demand it quite seriously!).
> > While it is a shame that the 3G part would be closed, it would clearly
> > be a legal necessity. It would be that or no 3G version at all.
> What about a FR without 3G but with a 'normal' size USB2.0 port in which
> you can plug a 3G dongle?
> This has several advantages:
> o FR would be more free
> o FR would be less expensive
> o only one expensive heavy duty 3G contract for both your FR and your
> laptop
> o upgrading of 3G without the need for upgrading the FR
> FR would still have GPRS in this scenario.
> The USB port would be on the edge of the FR where we find the AUX button
> now. This would make the dongle point more or less upwards in both
> landscape and portrait mode.
> Related to this I'm looking for a converter between the small USB port
> on the FR and a 3G USB dongle (or a USB keyboard). I've searched but not
> found any. Any tips?
>        With kind regards, Sander
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