Alternatives to FR
billk at iinet.net.au
Mon Jan 4 10:46:52 CET 2010
I'd looked at this one but its not 3G capable. I like the physical
keyboard, though being 96mm wide its a small book!
3G is almost essential as on my last holiday in northwest Australia,
there were a lot of 3G only areas - GSM seems like its disappearing :(
On Mon, 2010-01-04 at 19:01 +1100, Neil Brown wrote:
> On Mon, 04 Jan 2010 01:12:54 +0000
> William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> > What alternatives to the FR (with the same functionality) are there? I
> > want 3G phone/sms access and the FR doesnt cut it any more ...
> > The android phones (htc dream?) - none of which are fully functional on
> > FSO/SHR (I think), and access through android to the underlying system
> > is minimal.
> > Flow - good but pricy, and unless I am looking at the design wrong,
> > there is only one adapter/interface socket so you can have a phone, or a
> > GSM device, but not both at the same time.
> > Nokia n900 - probably the best choice at this time.
> > What others are available NOW?
> Looks like an interesting device.
> Not terribly cheap, and they seem to want you to buy in lots
> of 1000, but once you find the price page:
> it does appear that for 40% extra you can buy them in ones.
> Maybe $US672 with wifi, bluetooth, gsm, gprs, gps,
> $US32 extra for a camera.
> Claims (http://www.compulab.co.il/exeda/html/exeda-os-support.htm) to all
> work with Linux.
> If you buy one, let us know how it goes :-)
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William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
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