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Feb 17, 2005, 6:07 PM

Linux OS

Does anyone know if Linux is going to be loaded on any cell phones anytime soon? Microsoft is evil. Evil or Very Mad
4 replies

Mar 21, 2005, 8:45 AM

Do you think it's in the future?

Imagine if we could only buy our televisions from the cable company, buy our computers from the internet service provider, buy our appliances from the electric company, buy our home telephones from the phone company, or buy our vehicles from a financing company (and only certain companies would offer certain vehicles)?

As crazy as this sounds, this is exactly what the cellular industry is right now. Do you ever think it will catch up to the real world where you can purchase a phone from anywhere and then choose your cellular service provider separately?

The cellular industry is so frustrating right now because in the area where I live, VZW is clearly the best provider, yet their phone choices are terrible. I wish I could find a basic...
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Mar 12, 2005, 10:02 PM

looking for cdma ptt w/bluetooth

is it so much to ask for? I'm looking for a phone for use on vzw (for coverage reasons) with push to talk (because i want it Wink ) and bluetooth (for use with a professional install car kit) and a good sized screen (the v265 screen is too small). i don't care about a camera as i don't use it often enough. any reps out there who have some good insight on whats coming out in the near future?

p.s.- it would be even better if if were from Motorola, but you cant get everything...
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Mar 12, 2005, 12:49 PM

Motorola v810 and connection options

G'day everyone;

Have a short inquiry here... I'm with a company that is an offshoot of US Cellular, and for the past several months, the carrier, Eloqui Wireless, has been telling it's customers that the Motorola v810 can be connected to a PC and the pictures taken with it be downloaded to a computer. A trial with the official Moto software and data kit shows this to be impossible with the v810. Is there any way that one can hack the v810's drivers in order to access it like a digital camera (ala connecting directly to its onboard memory). Unlike an actual US Cellular or Verizon v810, this phone is not supposed to be locked-out or some other such fiddle-faddle. Motorola swears up and down that you can download from it if it is indeed not ...

Mar 7, 2005, 6:17 PM

DRM Enabled Terminals

Is there a comprehensive list of phones that use DRM? I've been pouring through different sites and I can find models here and there, but no centralized list.

If there is nothing like this out there yet (which I suspect there isn't), what is the change that PhoneScoop will add this as part of their phone specifications?

This would be a great help to me, and I'm sure there are others interested. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Mar 4, 2005, 11:32 PM

Need to know what phones use java & what version of java they use

Hey guys I'm new to the board. I am helping a buddy develop some software (hopefully useful software) and we needed to know what phones use java & what version of java they use...the later in the form of java1.4 or slike that or could be J2ME2 or midp2.
Is there a database somewhere that has this info already? Any help would be great.
P.S. Sorry for the double post but i put this in tech trends to start with. Im not sure i can delete it. Maybe the moderator can?
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Feb 5, 2005, 3:40 AM

Anyone know this answer???

I was speaking with a true test man and found out that VZW has a maximum dropped call rate of 2%. anything above that according to VZW means it sucks. It sounds good but I don't know.

Does anyone know what the other carriers are excepting???
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Feb 1, 2005, 7:48 PM


I heard rumors a while back that Cingular was conspiring with NTT Docomo to develop a UMTS network that is compatible with their network, and vice versa. Does any one have confirmation of this? Does anyone know if Cingular is also working with them for HSDPA? I've heard a couple rumors, but international video conferencing would be pretty cool.

I suppose I should have posted this in here instead of the Cingular column Embarassed .
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Jan 25, 2005, 7:22 PM

Programming Motorola A780 phones

I have a couple of Motorola A780 phones and planning to do some research, specifically on the Bluetooth functionality. A couple of questions:
1. Does this phone provide the capability to compile a Linux OS and download the OS to the phone with the functionality I would like to put?
2. What hardware interface does the phone provide to download?
3. How can the OS be saved to flash?

Thanks in advance
timothy jones

Jan 20, 2005, 9:38 PM

Dude.... Help.... NEC softphone.... confusion.... a-a-a-r-r-g-h [dead]

Shocked Shocked Shocked
OK, I am a computer programmer [and a good one too--VB, C++, C#] and an A/V installer. Cool I never dealt with phones though. Shocked

Now, I gotta Tablet PC that I use for home automation (Crestron based system). I want this Tablet PC to also become a PHONE.

I've got NEC IPS-2000 switch and a bunch of NEC ITR-16D phones. The switch is also connected to an outside world... [I did not install these--this is what my phone guy told me... but I don't think he lied Twisted Evil ]

The PC runs Windows CE .NET 4.2 and I want to write an app to turn it into a phone. I know there are some softphones around, but I've no idea if this is what I need. Ideally, I'd like to get some sort of SDK that I can use and program my own app. Smile

I t...

Jan 15, 2005, 3:24 AM

Setting Roam Carrier to ARN on Serviceless Phone


Here's a question for that I think the experts in this group should have no trouble answering. I have an older Kyocera QCP-2035 phone that used to be on Verizon. I'd like to give it away as an emergency only phone to my aunt. I was reading on how this guy is able to provision American Roaming Network (ARN) as the roaming carrier so that you can make very expensive calls to AAA, etc. Can anyone empart the secret on how I can do this myself?

Also, as an AMPS carrier, do you think they'll be around for much longer or we might see their coverage area start shrinking?

Thanks for the help!


Jan 12, 2005, 8:09 PM

slide phones for Verizon???

Does anyone know if Verizon has any slide phones coming out in the future? Seems like all the other carriers are getting them.


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Nov 24, 2004, 11:45 PM

Treo 600

I have an unlocked ATT Wireless Treo 600 and Cingular service. I need to figure out what I need to do to access Cingular's wireless internet with it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2 replies

Dec 7, 2004, 12:00 PM

Samsung I550 vs Treo650?

Going a little nuts waiting for this phone and am tempted to jump to the Treo650, but really don't like the fact that it's screen is wide open and not "flip".

Whatchya think? Anyone know where this phone is up to being released?

2 replies

Apr 26, 2004, 4:10 PM

Software for mobile phones : distribution channels issues

"...On the market of the software and content for mobile phones there is a situation, when for product revenue success special characteristics are less important, than "right" contacts with “right” distributors (specially for j2me games and ringtones/images which are selling and developing like hot -dogs). The following channels of sales are available for small and medium developers now: .... "
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Nov 17, 2004, 1:00 AM

Mobile phone frequency spectrum allocations

I would be most appreciative if suggestions could be offered to any sources of information on the following.

I am researching mobile phone frequency spectrum allocations from 640MHz through to 3GHz.
My requirement is to locates sources of frequency spectrum allocations for devices or applications other mobile phones within the 64HHz to 3GHz ranges.

Thanking you warmly.
Philip P
1 replies

Nov 16, 2004, 12:55 PM

Mac data cable software

just got a usb data cable to hook my nokia 7250i to my mac powerbook but the software is all for windows. I figure the my computer would just find it like it does everything else, but it is not. Is there any driver, patch that can help? Any ideas? Thanks


Nov 10, 2004, 1:24 PM

wireless laptop??

who has the best service for under 79.00 a month unlimited Internet access?? should i use my phone as a modem? what phone company should i use??
6 replies

Nov 12, 2004, 12:54 AM

I am an experienced programmer (.net, sql, java, c/c++), and I'm curious about cell phone programming. What langauges are generally used? What is the platform?

If anyone knows a good resource website, please let me know! A good overview book would be nice as well.


Nov 8, 2004, 10:01 AM

RF Class?

I was just flippin thru some promo material I found in my stock room on the SE t637 (G-D, Sundays are boring) cause I'm lookin at gettin one. The material mentions that the t637 has a "class IV RF" profile. I'm assuming, due to the statements that follow that a class IV is high on the rating, but my question is this.

What is an RF classification, who sets the standards, and where would I find these classes on other phones? A lot of folks that buy/use phones here (myself included) live in rural areas and I'd love to be able to quantify for them how well their phone is going to get a signal.

Does anyone have information on this?
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