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InfoWorld: Unsung Heroes of Open Source

Jan 03, 2005, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Udell)

"When it comes to cell phones, I'm a trailing-edge guy. Fancy, new smartphones are appealing, but small-town New Hampshire lacks the network to support them. So when I dunked my phone into a pond this fall while reporting a loon sighting from my canoe, my replacement options were limited.

"I went to eBay and bought the telephonic equivalent of my 1996 Honda: a Qualcomm CDMA device called the LG VX4400. It's an unimpressive but solid piece of equipment with one piece of PDA functionality that I wanted to incorporate into my routine--a simple calendar..."

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