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    Sandisk introduces SD/Wifi Combo cards

    From my friends at www.dpreview.com comes this news:
    "CES 2003: SanDisk has today introduced a combined WiFi (802.11b) and flash memory Compact Flash and Secure Digital cards. The 'Connect' product line starts with a 128 MB & WiFi Compact Flash card and a 256 MB & WiFi Secure Digital Card. Obviously at first these products will be aimed at the PDA market..."

    So, if you put one of these babies in your 7135, can you truly have data and voice simultaneously?

    Full story here:
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0301/03...andiskwifi.asp

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    "the SD Wi-Fi card will be available in March and the SD dual-function card is expected to ship at mid-year"
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    Sounds cool! I want one!!

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    Originally posted by larryganz
    "the SD Wi-Fi card will be available in March and the SD dual-function card is expected to ship at mid-year"
    MORE WAITING

    This does sound cool. I'll need to get one for sure.

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    Originally posted by larryganz
    "the SD Wi-Fi card will be available in March and the SD dual-function card is expected to ship at mid-year"
    So...the $64,000 question is...

    Will we have a smartphone by then with which we can use this cool device???
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    Originally posted by dwdod
    So...the $64,000 question is...

    Will we have a smartphone by then with which we can use this cool device???
    I will

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    Thanks for the post - that is great news. I am shocked the price is going to be so competitive...

    "while the dual-function 256MB SD cards will be priced at $149.95."

    I will also definately be getting one.

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    Originally posted by dwdod
    Will we have a smartphone by then with which we can use this cool device???
    Some of us already have that part taken care of!

    From the article:

    "SanDisk's SD Wi-Fi cards also will support devices with Palm's OS 4x and higher operating systems." That looks very encouraging, highlighting their claim to be targeting the PDA market.

    My only concern for the 7135 is the placement of the SD slot will make the antenna part of the combo card be extend out in an ackward place. Most other palms have their SD slot on the top, so any protruding antenna wouldnt' be a big deal... not that I'm complaining


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    ...oh yeah, and the pricing is very aggressive! $150 for a combo wi-fi/256MB SD card?!? Seems like a no-brainer!


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    i think a bluetooth combo would be really nice

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    Originally posted by dwdod
    So...the $64,000 question is...

    Will we have a smartphone by then with which we can use this cool device???
    Maybe not........ but that hasn't stopped you from buying accessories yet

    p.s. I'm going to see The Two Towers again this weekend! :clap
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    now if they could just add a camera to the mix.......


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    That rocks! Now all we need is a GPS that has memory built in too for maps.
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    Originally posted by Robert K.


    p.s. I'm going to see The Two Towers again this weekend! :clap
    What did you think Robert - an analogy is being made between Gollum's obsession with the Ring and everyone here with the 7135.

    Great movie - the battle scenes are amazing.

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    Originally posted by lavind2
    i think a bluetooth combo would be really nice
    Agreed.

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    So what can you do with a wi-fi card? I have a wi-fi net at home, but if I'm at home I'd use a notebook or a desktop computer before I'd use my 7135. Is it that easy to hook into other people's wi-fi nets when you're out and about with your palm?

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    I think the greatest benefit to having this card would be the ability to share your 7135's Express Network connection with your entire WiFi network if your primary net access went down.

    I haven't seen specifically that this is supported yet, but that's what I'd want it for! It would also be neat to hop on to WiFi networks wherever you find them, just because its faster and depending on the plan you've got cheaper too.

    I do believe that you can also sync through WiFi, so you'd be able to sync your phone without having to actually plug it in. Bluetooth would give you the same benefit, but more limited range.
    Sorry, but I no longer make 7135 headset adapters.

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    My DSL doesn't go down often enough to justify the cost of Express Network as a backup! Maybe you all have corporate sugar daddies paying the $99/month for EN, but there's no way I'll pay that out of my own pocket.

    What I want to know is how easy/difficult it is just to piggyback onto someone else's Wi-Fi net. I've heard about it being done, but is finding an open net a lucky shot in the dark or is it quite common wherever you are?

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    I hear about folks using it at places like Starbucks, DIA and other airports. We don't have ExpressNet in Colorado so you have to have a GSM phone to use it here.

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    There are open networks popping up all over the place. There's a huge one in New York. There are websites dedicated to listing all available access points.

    I wish I had a sugar daddy to pay for unlimited EN for me. Unfortunately, I'll probably have to settle for the tiny 10MB/mo. plan until they drop their rates.
    Sorry, but I no longer make 7135 headset adapters.

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