Just got myself a Treo 650 last week off Ebay. It’s an aftermarket-unlocked, Cingular-branded phone, about $100 cheaper than purchasing an unlocked GSM phone directly from palmOne.
This device is very cool. It supports a form of dial-up-over-USB through its virtual serial port. Under Linux, I just need to point
pppd at the
/dev/ttyUSB0 device and the device gets itself a nice internet connection:
pppd /dev/ttyUSB1 :192.168.145.200 ms-dns 192.168.145.2 nodetach proxyarp
If you’re running Windows, it looks like Softick’s PPP client does the same thing.
It also includes support for syncing and surfing over Bluetooth. I’ll probably end up purchasing a little Bluetooth USB adapter so I don’t need to fiddle with cables to have it sync.Read full post