OT: cell phone info needed

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Mon Jan 12 14:33:56 EST 2004

While Nokia may yet support CDMA in its Symbian devices, it does not yet
do so. Neither does anyone else.

Toby Fisher writes:
> From: Toby Fisher <toby at tjfisher.co.uk>
> On Sun, 11 Jan 2004, Steve Holmes wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 10:48:39PM +0000, Toby Fisher wrote:
> > > It has nothing to do with the carrier - Talx will only run on phones using 
> > > the Simbion operating system, which are those at the high end, though this 
> > > may change with time as features trickle down to the cheaper end of the 
> > > market.
> > > 
> > Well right now, it does indeed make a difference.  I don't know of a
> > single Simbion phone that runs on a CDMA network so if your provider
> > only does CDMA and not GSM, that phone is truely off limits!
> Yes, but my point is, that from a technical stand-point, Simbion is the 
> important thing, i.e. it could well be just a decision by your network 
> provider not to carry those phones, or you may be right, those phones may 
> not be able to run on your network, but I won't start a flame war about 
> you guys in the US and mobile phone standards...
>  > One other deal; if only available on expensive PDA's and 
> if the > software costs over $200 or $300, then this is not an affordable
> > solution for accessibility! It may be a solution but anyone on a
> > typical budget could never afford it.
> I quite agree.  It has amazed me somewhat that none of you guys have used 
> the ADA to fight this.  We are constrained over here because there's some 
> European law that exempts electronic devices from disability legislation - 
> I'm currently trying to find out why this came in and if it can't be 
> overturned, it may be possible to use human rights legislation in this 
> case, but that's for the lawyers.
> Cheers.
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Janina Sajka
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