Idea for future product...

Derek Pressnall dpressnall at
Sun Jul 29 22:26:39 CEST 2007

On 7/29/07, Giles Jones <giles.jones at> wrote:
> Maybe you would be better with a Linux PDA with CF slot? since you
> could get one now and start using it.

Actually this idea wasn't for me (I've got a GSM account -- t-mobile),
just thinking of ways to make a neo available to more users.

Also, the main problem with using a PDA with a CF phone card is form
factor and power management -- they usually don't provide a method of
keeping the CF card powered on and ready to accept incomming calls
while the PDA itself is in sleep mode.  And it's hard to get a pda
into a belt clip like a phone (plus no viberate alert mode, etc).  If
these issues can be resolved with a phone device that uses the CF card
for its cell module, then it may be a good solution.

BTW, According to Sprint's info page on their CF card, it works with
the Sharp Zaurus so apparently it is already Linux friendly.

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