Best mobile phone for Linux?
carl at personnelware.com
Thu Jun 8 05:14:24 UTC 2006
I too am shopping for a phone. my current phone has bluetooth, but it
only does headset, handsfree and DUN, which means it does not do
anything else like data transfer (phone numbers or pictures from its camera)
so if you do go bluetooth, make sure it supports everything you expect
Neil McLeod wrote:
> Thanks for the replies!
> Just like Derek, I'm not looking for much beyond good calendar
> synchronization. And it looks like Bluetooth might be too much of a
> fuss for the moment, so I'll forget about that. Perhaps removing these
> constraints open up some (Verizon-compatible) options?
> On 6/6/06, *Henk Postma* <henkpm at gmail.com <mailto:henkpm at gmail.com>>
> Hi Neil,
> On 6/5/06, Juergen Starek
> <quiterigorouslyfilteredusenetaccount at gmx.de
> <mailto:quiterigorouslyfilteredusenetaccount at gmx.de>> wrote:
> > Neil McLeod schrieb:
> > > I'm buying a new cell phone [...]
> > >
> > > -Easy calendar synchronization (I use KOrganizer)
> > > -Easy PIM synchronization with Bluetooth
> > > (The below are not Linux specific, but thought I'd include
> them anyway:)
> > > -Long battery life
> > > -Audible/repeating alarms (I'm absent-minded and need good
> > Look at Handspring's Treo series (IIRC, the company has been
> bought by
> > Palm source meanwhile).
> I second the suggestion for the Treo. I have a treo 650 that syncs
> addressbook, calendar etc with linux over bluetooth (I've used it
> since breezy, now using dapper). Bluetooth setup was not that hard. I
> use a D-Link DBT-120 USB adapter to sync it. The adapter was
> recognized upon plugin and the correct modules were loaded
> automatically. To set everything up, I used these pages:
> Basically you set up your bluetooth connection as a network connection
> and do a network sync. The port or device name is net:any, this took
> me some time to figure out.
> I use Jpilot, and syncing works flawlessly. The last time I tried
> evolution (a few weeks ago with a then up to date dapper), only
> uncategorized entries were synced. Korganizer syncing worked find when
> I used it in breezy half a year ago.
> You may want to try a more basic phone, but the treo works well.
> Good luck, and let us know what you bought and if it works well. I
> wouldn't be surprised if there is some list with linux compatible
> hth, Henk Postma
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