Few questions regarding phone

Joe Pfeiffer jjpfeifferjr at comcast.net
Tue Jan 9 22:33:33 CET 2007

Mikko Rauhala writes:

>You should be able to do stuff like this, plus modify most of the phone
>software to your liking. You will need to add a microSD memory card if
>you want to install a significant amount of addon software. Don't know
>about the browser situation; Firefox is a bit big, but I suppose one
>_could_ install a version of it (given a microSD); the GUI would need
>some customizing a bit to fit. (Didn't the OLPC project do some work on
>a leaner Firefoo? Maybe useful. Ah well.)

That's minimo -- hmmm....  I'd been under the impression it was coming
along, but looking now it seems to have gone dormant.  Drat, I really
like firefox.  Opera Mini is supposed to be quite good...

The fact that there are no useable browsers for PalmOS 4 since Blazer
went away is one of the reasons I'm looking forward to this phone!
(my experience with current PalmOS browsers is that Novarra frequently
hangs while making requests, and BTB gets badly confused when
rendering images).

>> - Will it have support for USB WiFi devices, since I assume there is
>> no wifi in the initial version.
>Should be workable, since OpenMoko runs a 2.6 Linux kernel with much of
>its potential hardware support, however you'd need to power the WiFi
>device externally since Neo's USB host will be unpowered.

Also, there is now a MicroSD wi-fi card on the market.  No idea what
chipset it uses (so no idea whether Linux support exists, or even can
exit), and I have to be skeptical as to what kind of range it can
possibly have.  Also, of course, using the MicroSD slot for wi-fi
makes it unuseable for memory.

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