Needed a temporary phone, so I ran to the store and got amazed. A small “anti-smartphone” (in plaintext – it’s just a phone..).
It does voice, sms, got bluetooth, “mass storage” (half a mb!), and com-port features.
Tinkering a bit with it proves that the soft keys are a bit of a burden, and proves that the older hard keys, even tho smaller back in the day are much more easy to use.
The display – well, it is tiny and the viewing angle is hilarious.
The fun continues. There is firmware updates on their homepage – divided into two – one for the new display, and one for the old. I have NO idea what is what…
But, besides that, it got bluetooth 3. That is a good thing!
Wack up your laptop or whatnot with bluetooth – and use it as a handheld… Tested with skype – and, guess what – it works ;).
Now, I have MicroSIP on the same machine against my asterisk server. Guess what, works great too.
Yes – I have to use the dial parts in the applications, but thats fine. It is the answering part that is my main concern, because that does not work with skype, nor does the hangup. I am currently unable to test how MicroSIP holds up the bargain chip when it comes to answering and hanging up…
Jumping straight into the communication part – the firmware parts contains serial drivers, the flash tool, and of course the firmware itself.
Charing is amuzing as well. The tiny device got no real communicationports, or ports what so ever. It do have a few connections on the back (you do get a gel like cover to use on a daily basis for protecting it).
One day I might find the time to dig deeper into this little fellow. But for now, I will use it as … a phone!