[ILUG] Nokia phones and Linux
Gary.McCloskey at rte.ie
Tue Sep 12 16:17:42 IST 2000
I use the Motorola Timeport 7089 ... before I you read any further, I use
IR. Cables are too much hassle/expensive to lose.
Good bits about the 7089:
IR - strong signal, wide arc, always connects
nifty features - vibra-alert, voice recognition, voice recorder
good battery - Li-ion based, get 5x24hrs between recharges with light
price - down to £69 with upgrade/new contract.
tri-band - worldwide phoning, including large sections of the US and all
of SE Asia.
the UI sucks big time. The Motorola phone UI is due for an overhaul
bigtime. It's not intuitive, and on a phone with as many features as the
7089, finding what you need can be tricky.
limited ring-tones, no uploading of new ring-tones.
no fax via IR - you need an active cable, at over £100 .
Works well with the Palm. One must have app is GSMtool - manage your phone
numbers, SMS messages and other cool stuff. Only $20 shareware. I also use
it for occasional mail collection when I'm away, and occasional telnet
access. No ssh or webmin client yet though :)
If you can live with the UI, then it's well worth considering. There's also
a 7389 WAP version available, but who uses WAP?
From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Peter
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Nokia phones and Linux
Just while we're talking about mobile phones: I want to buy a mobile phone
that I can use with my Palm pilot - I've heard that certain vendors produce
a cable that can connect from the data port on the phone to the serial port
on the palm - I DON'T WNAT TO USE IR - I know it can be done, but it's just
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