Idea for future product...

Giles Jones giles.jones at
Sun Jul 29 22:06:50 CEST 2007

On 29 Jul 2007, at 20:50, Derek Pressnall wrote:

> I was thinking of an idea for those who only have the option to use a
> non-gsm phone (i.e., US-based Sprint/Verizon customers).  These
> carriers will only activate devices they sell, but there is a way
> around it.  Most of them market a compact-flash data card which also
> has voice capabilitie, intended for use with a PDA.  So, what if a
> future Neo had a CF slot instead of a gsm module?  Then you can get
> the carrier's CF data/voice card, and plug it in similar to how you
> would use a sim card.
> Any thoughts?

It all depends if drivers exist or can be written for it.

Compactflash is quite a big card format. I like it since my SLR  
cameras use it, but it's not common on PDAs anymore for size reasons.

Maybe you would be better with a Linux PDA with CF slot? since you  
could get one now and start using it.

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