Subject: Re: Anyone know of a free software business list?
From: Michael Bernstein <webmaven@cox.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 10:36:52 -0700

On Thu, 2006-06-15 at 11:32 +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> It's a shame the 770 doesn't have mobile phone/data though.  I was
> really excited about the 770 until I learned that, and surprised
> considering it's Nokia.  Where I live, Wi-Fi access is not ubiquitous,
> but mobile data is.
> 
> Ironically, that ties into this thread.  A fine portable device
> running Linux can be a very open platform.  As soon as you add a
> mobile phone transceiver, various kinds of software protection are
> seemingly required to make sure you can't reprogram the mobile
> networking stack. 

Not forever. See the following links:

http://telefono.revejo.org/article/10/silicon-valley-homebrew-mobile-phone-club

http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuradio/

Of couse, this suggests a long-term trend (I consider 4-5 years
'long-term' at the current rate of change), not an immediate
opportunity.

- Michael