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turning the PPC into a mobile phone
      #17830 - 12/02/04 03:54 AM

Is there any software or add on hardware that enables the pocket pc to be used as a GSM mobile phone? I use a Dell axim 30, running on 640 mhz processor, windows mobile 2003 2nd edition.As the device already has several of the features of a mobile phone (mic,speaker,memory,etc, (except a SIM card slot!)is it possible to reverse integrate GSM telephony into the device?

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Re: turning the PPC into a mobile phone [Re: dev]
      #17856 - 12/03/04 12:19 AM

Most carriers including T-Mobile and Cingular in the US offer aircards like the Sierra Wireless AirCard series. You can make phone calls and access data with the AirCard. There is a part that talks about this in this article: http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/tips/wireless.htm

However, your X30 doesn't have a PC card slot. The only adapter I've seen is PC to CF , not PC to SD. Maybe there is one, but you will have to do research. Note, you must get an AirCard that comes with Pocket PC driver that supports your OS version.

In the end, it might be better to just get a Pocket PC Phone Edition devices like these, if you want a convergent device:

http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/smartphone.htm


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Re: turning the PPC into a mobile phone [Re: dev]
      #17891 - 12/04/04 02:50 PM

You'd really need a CF slot. There's the Sprint CF card we reviewed here: http://www.pdabuyersguide.com/tips/sprint_2031CF.htm and Audiovox makes a hard to find GSM CF card. Beyond that, as Tong mentioned, a Pocket PC phone would probably make the most sense since those cards are really data oriented.

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