Simon Huggins's blog

Mon, 24 Apr 2006

Toy (part 1)

Woo! One of my new toys arrived this weekend and I now have a Nokia 9300i. It's a phone-cum-PDA but it's not too big and the idea is I'll eventually replace my 6300i with it and maybe change providers.

It does indeed work and the interface is a little odd but I think that's just me getting used to Symbian. I got it working with my AP after I realised which field was SSID and which one was merely a nickname for the network (after all using SSID would confuse people wouldn't it?). So then I grabbed putty to it (zipped) and realised it didn't come with any unzip program. I think there's a lot I need to configure up before I'm entirely happy but I'm getting there.

The big issue I have at the moment is getting at its address book. It supports SyncML but the only Free syncml tools are multisync which connected but then didn't work (I've yet to tcpdump) and some 76meg Java based monstrosity called sync4j which just scares me. All I want is some text and numbers from the phone after all. Gnokii has its own applet that installs on the phone that I've yet to try; this might end up being the most sane approach after all.

Once I have the addressbook swapped over I think I can use it as my main phone and then the other configuration bits will just fall out as I work things out.

My other toy also arrived today ;)


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