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Seagate Introduces Portable Drive For Phones

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Jan 31, 2007, 3:46 PM   by (staff)

Seagate today announced a new portable hard drive platform designed to provide additional storage for mobile phones. DAVE is slightly smaller than a RAZR and features a 10 or 20 GB hard drive, a USB port, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Seagate has created applications to wirelessly connect to the hard drive from Java, BREW, Windows Mobile and Symbian phones. Users could backup media from the phone to the drive, or pre-load the drive with movies and music to transfer to the phone for playback. The tiny drive should last for about 10 hours of use or 14 days of standby between charges. The 10 GB version will be available this summer for about $150.

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Feb 5, 2007, 8:12 AM

Bluetooth security issues?

I forsee quite a few bluetooth/bluejacking security issues with a device like this, regardless of how good of an idea it is and how usefull it could be.

How would you turn on/off the bluetooth settings for the drive itself without it having it's own interface?

It seems to me that it would have to always be on and in discover mode.

Maybe it just comes that way untill you connect it for the first time and assign it a password from the remote device it's conecting to?

Any ideas/opinions anyone?

Jan 31, 2007, 3:50 PM

What about...

treos??? will this work for a treo running palm os... woot first post...
I dont think this is all that cool, I mean its just somthing for me to set on and break while its in my back pocket or somthing that or it will be like my bluetooth ear piece and set in my car for weeks at a time hah.

its a cool concept though
If you had read the "Full Story" link to the article Phone Scoop pulled it's info from for it's front page article:

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/01/seagate_offers ... »

, then you would have read the following:

"Software to hook the d...

Jan 31, 2007, 6:32 PM

Sounds cool!

Although it sounds a bit large (RAZR sized?), we all need a universal device that can hold a lot of info (music, movies) but can also work on multiple phones and platforms. You don't know how odd it is to have four phones and three memory cards, all differant sizes (Nokia 6600, SDA, BB Pearl), and each only 1 gig, so there isn't a whole lot of space for songs AND movies. I'm sure the versions 5-10 years from now will be a bit better, so I may hold out until then...
Well, I agree with the holding out part, but heck, 5-10yrs, I have enough trouble holding out right now for the next version of the Cingular 8525, probably won't come out til Nov. of this year, but we'll see.

Also, I'm curious when handsets are goi...
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