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Must. Have. Wireless.

07/28/04 | by [mail] | Categories: computer/tech

I haven't made any major tech purchases recently. I've been slowly gathering old computer stuff for my little Linux playground, but now I have an idea for my next purchase: A Secure Digital wi-fi adapter card for my Pocket PC. It would put the internet in my hand at home and work. I can also get it with 256 MB of memory. I started thinking about this when I read that there is a Pocket PC version of Skype. I could use my PDA as a phone. How cool is that? Doug was telling me that he uses his wireless adapter to stream music to his PDA. I know I don't have the money for this now, but it's fun to dream.



Woah! I’ve never seen Skype before. I hope it doesn’t get so popular that it becomes a pay service, but that is COOL!(Now if I only had wireless at home…)

Doug [Visitor]07/28/04 @ 19:49

I think I’m going to try using Skype when I get to China.

brendoman [Visitor]http://brendoman.stumbleupon.com07/29/04 @ 01:17

Sometimes I run around the office with my clie and jabber to people. Only problem I have is it doesn’t seem to support roaming, it won’t switch channels when I cross into the side of the building covered by the secondary access point.

Drains the battery like mad too. But oh so geeky.

Brendon [Visitor]http://www.techfreak.net07/29/04 @ 01:19

Doug: Skype does have a paid element called SkypeOut. It let’s you actually call out to POTS, regular telephones. The price isn’t too bad compared to actual long distance charges.

danny [Visitor]http://danny.brendoman.com07/29/04 @ 07:57

Yeah, found that out. And it apparently does not support Pocket PC 2002. And the Audiovox Maestro apparently cannot be upgraded to PPC 2003.

Doug [Visitor]07/29/04 @ 20:32

Bummer. My clie couldn’t be upgraded to the newest version of the Palm OS either. And one of the reasons I picked that model was that it had some free ROM for upgrading.

danny [Visitor]http://danny.brendoman.com07/29/04 @ 21:01

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