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This is a Plug-and-Play, compact, light-weight, wireless modem that provides EDGE, GPRS and GSM connectivity for portable, handheld computers and others. The SAMBA75 maintains the same form-factor of the well-known SAMBA GSM/GPRS modem. It allows subscribers to send and receive data, including digital images, web pages and photographs, with a transfer rate three times higher than possible with GSM/GPRS network. It supports SMS, fax & MMS.
The SAMBA75 is designed for use on any GSM network in the world, it is a Quad-Band EDGE and GSM/GPRS engine that works on the four frequencies GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800 MHz and PCS 1900 MHz and it can be used in all existing GSM networks in Europe, the U.S.A. and Asia. This full type approved integrated modem constitutes a self contained, fully integrated implementation of the GSM/GPRS and EDGE functionalities. The SAMBA75 provides an integrated SIM card reader and an internal GSM antenna. The physical interface to the modem application is made through an embedded USB connector.
The price of the Falcom SAMBA 75 is about $220
Trolltech announced Qtopia Greenphone, the first open Linux mobile device for application developers. Greenphone enables commercial and open source developers, in-house software developers and handset manufacturers to create, modify and test Linux- based mobile phone applications on a working GSM/GPRS device, making the applications easier to build and faster to bring to market.
Greenphone will be offered as part of a complete software development kit (SDK) and includes Trolltech’s Qtopia Phone Edition, a comprehensive application platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile phone. Although not intended as a commercial mobile phone, Greenphone has many of the communication functions and features found in today’s sophisticated smartphones. Developers can exploit these features and functions in developing their own unique applications.
Greenphone is the first in a series of open mobile devices the company plans to make available in cooperation with its partners. Greenphone is a functioning mobile camera phone with the capability to re-flash the applications of the device.
Software: Qtopia Phone Edition Linux kernel
Hardware: Touch-screen & keypad UI, QVGA LCD color screen, Intel Xscale 312 MHz dual core, 64MB RAM, 128MB Flash, Mini-SD card slot, Broadcom BCM2121 modem, Bluetooth equipped, Mini-USB port
Size: 106.5 x 49.0 x 15.6 mm
Greenphone will be available mid-September in limited quantities, and the phone is intended only for Linux mobile software developers.
This is a phone that looks retro on the outside, but actually there is a battery-powered GSM inside… All you have to do is open the phone, insert your SIM card, and turn the unit on. The unit will utilize your phone number and account minutes. The phone dials out like the real thing through the rotary. Incoming calls ring the original, loud, gong style metal bells.
The GM862 cellular module from Telit (built inside the rotary phone) works within any country that has one of the 900MHz / 1800MHz / 1900MHz cellular bands (90% of the world). Each phone is specially built to customer needs. Please allow a 2-3 weeks for delivery. The battery can run the phone for 4-5 days and is charged by unscrewing two screws on the bottom of the phone, opening it, and attaching the charger.
The Rotary Phone comes with 2000mAh Lithium-Polymer battery (4-5 days usage time before recharging is needed) and a Li-Po battery charger (3-prong 110V and international 220V). And the only drawback here is the price, but you’ve probably already guessed that… 😉
The price of the Red Port-O-Rotary Phone is $499.