I'm currently using a Motorola E6 as I wait for NEO to be more ready for the early adopter / power user. While I haven't had it a long time, I will say that the FM Radio is a pretty commonly used thing for me in a cell phone .. and I encourage the group to consider it if it doesn't have huge overhead / openness issues.
<br><br>- While travelling .. it gives an outlet for picking up traffic / news .. etc that otherwise you might not have access to.<br><br>- At the gym / workout facility there's often times several TV's with low range FM modulators piping the audio to different channels. This has been huge for use with the E6 .. and I think the same will be true with Neo.
<br><br>It's a pretty small thing when I picked out the phone .. I got the phone for the quad band, expandability and modabillity .. the FM was a throw in that I find myself using almost everyday .. for small periods of time .. but almost every day.
<br><br>Regarrds,<br><br>DS<br><br>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 01:45:12PM +0530, Ashok Kumar wrote:<br>><br>> not really. It's still somewhat of a strange conception to me why<br>> peopel would be interested in listening to hours and hours of crappy
<br>> commercials interrupted with one or two (mostly crappy, too) songs in<br>> between, if they have a choice to listen to their collection of .ogg<br>> (and patent-encumbered .mp3) files.<br>><br>> Also, I currently don't know what effects this has on things like FCC
<br>> approval.<br>><br>> Furthermore, some countries have some kind of levy-based scheme for<br>> funding the public broadcasting companies. This means that they would<br>> have to pay extra money for a device that has FM radio capabilities.
<br>><br>> --<br>> - Harald Welte <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> <a href="http://openmoko.org/">http://openmoko.org/</a><br>><br><br>I'm not in agreemen with how you say about the FM... So no radio for
<br>Neo? not even in future versions? I am one that think that it's a FM<br>radio is essential in a modern device, like the camera.<br><br>This is not a good news for me... :(<br><br><br><br>_______________________________________________
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