Help from Always Innovating ?

Thomas HOCEDEZ thomas.hocedez at
Tue Oct 5 02:09:59 CEST 2010

  On 10/04/2010 06:04 PM, Chuck Norris wrote:
> 04.10.2010 17:08, Thomas HOCEDEZ пишет:
>> On 04/10/2010 05:20, Chuck Norris wrote:
>>> 03.10.2010 21:05, Joshua Judson Rosen пишет:
>>>> Alfa21<freerunner at>  writes:
>>>>> 2010-09-29 at 00:16 Chuck Norris
>>>>>> I've asked them about missing this feature.
>>>>>> Here are answer:
>>>>>> We do not have a 3G or GSM option because we do not want to force a
>>>>>> subscription on customers.  Instead we want to focus on using wifi and
>>>>>> free Skype calls.
>>>>> "force subscription"?!
>>>>> LOL... maybe they do not know what actually the word "option" means?
>>>>> fool or fail? ;)
>>>> Well, `not wanting to force subscriptions' is actually the right answer
>>>> if it would have been an `either/or' choice.
>>>> More probably, it's because it's just not viable to include it in a
>>>> device that size at that price-range--there have been in-depths
>>>> discussions about this as it pertained to the FreeRunner, previously;
>>>> they're probably still applicable.
>>>> As far as the full-sized tablet goes, you could look into getting a
>>>> UMTS/HSDPA/whatever USB stick to connect to one of those internal USB ports.
>>>> I've seen ones that may be small enough for as low as $50 US, though
>>>> it's not obvious how well they'd work from inside the tablet.
>>> last answer from Always Innovating to me was:
>>> Thank you for your feedback.  We are aware that many customers wish 
>>> to have a GSM option available, and we do our best to satisfy as 
>>> many customers as possible.  Unfortunately, we currently do not have 
>>> any plans to release a version of the Mini Book with GSM 
>>> capabilities.  If that possibility opens up to us in the future, we 
>>> will be sure to make note of it on our website.
>> Argh, So sad....
>> Though, I'd like to know if the minibook is also Opensource hardware, 
>> so we can investigate on the way to insert a canibalized usb stick...
>> Asthro, Always inventive
>> _______________________________________________
>> Openmoko community mailing list
>> community at
> It would be very cool...
I watched the specs of this device(1), and I saw there is an ISP1520(2) 
chip, which is an USB hub  controller !! The 4 ports are used, and I 
think accelerometers are plugged there.... who really care 
accelerometers ? ;-)

I'm more & more excited by this project ! I have t find a cool & small 
GSM Usb dongle...



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...

More information about the community mailing list