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News Compulab releases DIY smartphone

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 Oct 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Phil Rhodes

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    I can also see something like that, with good dev support, becoming a good option for people developing all kinds of embedded devices. It leapt to the top of my list for a personal project I'm working on. A 500MHz XScale board for that money is very decent, quite apart from the other stuff it has onboard.

    Phil
     
  3. Headspark

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    I WANT ONE NOW!

    In car MP3 Mobile phone PC with GPS.. hello!!

    When are they available in the UK, and where from!

    Andy
     
  4. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    I just had a closer look on the price page and if you want ONE with LCD, keypad, battery, GSM and WiFi it would set you back 867,5$:wallbash:

    122$ is the price for the bare board in 1k units with the 312mHz cpu. Would be nice to get one but its cheaper to buy a pocketPC and hack the hell out of it :D
     
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    for all the add ons and specs you list, I'm had pressed to find the part that lets it connect to a cell system thus making it a smart PHONE
     
  6. Headspark

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    The EM-X270 Evaluation Kit. Package contents:

    EM-X270-C520-W-H-K
    EB-X270 extender board
    LCD panel - 3.5" TFT 480 x 640, including touchscreen
    Lithium Polymer battery, 10W/h
    Antennas and cables for WiFi, GPRS and GPS.
    Cables for USB and serial port
    General purpose LCD adapter
    Keypad
    Speaker
    FPC cables
    Power supply 5.0V, 2A
    Price: 2,300 US$

    Is what one of us would have to pay + $95 postage!
    :O
     
  7. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Look here under GPRS&cell phone. Costs 94$ time 2.5 if you buy only one.
     
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    Too bad it only has GPRS. It should have EDGE or HSDPA or UMTS or something a little better.

    Then it might be worth the hefty price tag with the add-ons.
     
  10. jakenbake

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    its $122 for a lot of 1000

    i'm in if someone has $122,000 dollars to spend.
     
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  11. Phil Rhodes

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    Oops.

    I think someone's been regurgitating press releases without doing too much fact-checking...

    Phil
     
  12. chrisuk

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    Gumstix anyone? Just a thought - cheaper, been around longer, and proven.
     
  13. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    this would be a good linux gadget.
     
  14. dire_wolf

    dire_wolf Last Of The Dovakhiin

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    Nice idea, if money was no object
     
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