[ANN]: GTA04 (Beagleboard inspired Openmoko Upgrade) - Early Adpoter Program

Petr Vanek vanous at penguin.cz
Wed Dec 22 20:42:24 CET 2010

On Wed, 22 Dec 2010 19:29:37 +0100
Cedric Cellier <rixed at happyleptic.org> (CC) wrote:

>-[ Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 09:58:06AM +0100, Dr. H. Nikolaus
>Schaller ]----
>> The idea behind such chips is to send sound and RDS messages to your
>> FM car radio. I.e. have your radio display a caller ID or navigation
>> hints.
>The n900 from Nokia does just this.
>Apparently they didn't care if it's allowed or not :)

Apparently they do care very much, observe the packaging describing in
what countries the FM can be used. Besides it, there is not much on the
box from the back side :)

This feature is cool, especially RDS, although the current n900
included code has been changed to comply with specs and RDS scrolling
text doesn't work atm. Plus, you need to listed to "your station" in
order to see the text, so no arbitrary station and your RDS notify of
SMS etc...

Bluetooth HF with display and radio connection do supplement the FM
pretty well though - music, calls, but of course it's missing the RDS

What would be really cool is RDS reception of weather/traffic
announcements + applying it to your navi or at least POI, ie.
FoxtrotGPS to warn you about road conditions... 


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