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P2P Text-WalkyTalky PDA

Memoryless alternative (to cellular) network PDA
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Line of "browser only" low-cost PDA devices that communicate text and image without a cellular network.

(Of course better and newer models would also have voice capabilities, but that comes later.)

Start off with a walky-talky like pair of low-cost PDAs except you dont talk but can only "SMS" each other. (Sold as toy for kids).

Continue with Wifi or bluetooth to PC.

Use PC as relay station - connected to the regular internet in broadband. People can even get payed for giving the relay service. (works only for people in the local vicinity).

Within a short while you'll have people able to pass and recieve information on local networks around the world, without the need to pay the cellular companies.

pashute, May 01 2006

Cybiko http://www.streette..._gadget/cybiko.html
[BunsenHoneydew, May 02 2006]


       Baked. Cybiko
BunsenHoneydew, May 02 2006

       err.. Skype ?
neilp, May 05 2006

       Skype's not even close
BunsenHoneydew, May 06 2006

       Skype on my wifi PDA lets me do all of the above.. I think the expensive bit of a PDA is the screen, and wifi, rather than the on board applications.
neilp, May 07 2006

       Yup cybiko. so must I remove this? ;''''( [MFD]
pashute, Sep 12 2006

       Not necessarily. MFDs are judged by the admins.
BunsenHoneydew, Oct 24 2006

       For short range you could use Bluetooth. Bluetooth SMS is possible using calendarnotes which you send to your peers.   

       Might be a good way to communicate during a meeting or a class?
Pellepeloton, Oct 25 2006


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